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Principle Signalling Engineer

Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45995
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

This is a key role to support the organisation in technical delivery of Railway Signalling projects.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Provide technical assurance for design on signalling projects while ensuring compliance with contractual obligations
  • Undertake the role of CRE
  • Commensurate with the project role, maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets
  • On allocated projects participate in the planning, programming and monitoring of resources to meet programme and budget requirements and targets
  • Liaise with internal engineering functions and assist in the forecast of resource requirements necessary for allocated projects in sufficient time to ensure that they can be provided
  • Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements on large projects
  • Undertake outline and detailed principles signalling designs and reports
  • Keep up to date with current NR,RSSB and British standards
  • Undertake independent verification of signalling design and reports
  • Approves and signs off on work
  • Attending meetings and technical liaison with Colleagues and Clients
  • Mentoring, support and development of new staff as and when required
  • Lead the preparation of technical details, specification and tenders for signalling projects
  • Participates in development of technical proposals
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Europe’s Equal Opportunities policy
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe Health and Safety policy


  • Very good knowledge of UK Signalling Principle including knowledge of standards, procedures
  • Experience of delivering signalling projects in CRE/DPE roles
  • Extensive senior level experience of UK signalling design at outline design (NR GRIP3 to 4) and detailed design (NR GRIP5+) level
  • IRSE Signalling Verifier Licence licences (1.1.160) and/or IRSE Signalling Principles license (1.1.550)
  • Qualification(s) in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of ETCS/ERTMS
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with team members located in different offices including excellent standard of English for written communications
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to people without detailed knowledge of railway signalling systems
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritise duties
  • Previous experience of CRE or DPE (signalling) responsibilities on a range of projects/ technologies.



  • Passed IRSE Examination
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards (desirable)
  • Hold PTS
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