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Electrical Engineer

Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 46073
Date Posted: Nov 11, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): New Graduate
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

In this exciting new role you will support the development of existing projects and support future projects!

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Support the development of Systems on Hitachi’s range of metro, commuter and high speed trains. Working closely with Hitachi Kasado, Mito and HRI Engineers to support the development of train concepts and sub-system supply.

  • Develop solutions, which demonstrate design for manufacture and design for service principles.

  • Calculate performance and journey time simulation

  • Support design interfaces, working with other design partners and colleagues, to deliver effective solutions, which achieve an effectively integrated product.

  • Make proposal to the factory to improve reliability of current design

  • Working closely with the test and commissioning teams, supporting the approvals process

  • Where required, supporting the design process/supplier selection

  • Supplier management including fault investigation process

  • Act as the interface between the European supplier and the manufacturing plants. Some travel in Europe and to Japan is expected.

  • Support the test team during dynamic commissioning stage. Riding on test train is required, where necessary.

  • Knowledge of power electronics is preferable in order to manage the development of high power system such traction box and main transformer.

  • Participate in customer facing design reviews, provide bid support and management for new products and technical support for contract reviews.

About you

  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel

  • Good English language skills and the ability to communicate effectively

  • Commitment to working as part of a team

Desirable Requirements
  • Experience in journey time and energy consumption simulation

  • Knowledge of Rolling Stock Approvals (RGS Standards, TSIs, etc)

  • Knowledge of Train configuration, train performance, and high power electric circuit


  • HND or equivalent qualified engineer.


Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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