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Maintenance Development Engineer

Location: London United Kingdom
Job ID: R0000974
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Administration & Facilities
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

In this exciting new role you will responsible for developing the vehicle maintenance plans and processes by employing maintenance improvement techniques and new technologies. You will be based at the office or train maintenance centre that is located closest to you in the UK. Please see our website for all our locations.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Continuously improve Train Maintenance Plans throughout the life of the units, ensuring high levels of safety, reliability and availability are met at all times
  • Developing Hitachi’s maintenance philosophy using condition based maintenance to assist in maintenance activities
  • Identification of new technologies & opportunities to optimise and improve the Train Maintenance Plans
  • Take part and where necessary, facilitate RCM development workshops
  • Work closely with the Maintenance Engineers to continuously improve maintenance activities to ensure the safety and reliability of Hitachi products whilst ensuring maintenance activities are adequate and cost effective
  • Collates and monitors vehicle Life Cycle Costs working closely with Maintenance Engineers and Materials Engineers to identify Optimisation opportunities, which have a positive effect on Life Cycle Costs and provide evidence in support of business cases
  • Liaise with bid teams where required to provide input and understand maintenance implications from the  tendering process

Continuous Improvement and Quality

  • Actively encourage identification of continuous improvement activities and implement and with significant cost savings
  • Actively encourage feedback to continuously improve business or functional process and procedures
  • Continuously develop cross functional and departmental processes
  • Assist the maintenance engineering team in delivering an optimised maintenance programme through effective and intelligent maintenance
  • Undertake lessons learnt reviews to ensure continual improvement

Finance and Commercial

  • Develop good relationships with customers and peers by ensuring consistent delivery of targets and escalations are dealt with promptly
  • Understand customer requirements to ensure plans are kept up to date and relationships maintained
  • Manage agreed deliverables in line with agreed KPI’s

About you

Knowledge and Experience

  • Extensive engineering experience at a similar level with large multi-discipline projects
  • Technical & Engineering skills, qualifications and experience
  • Extensive knowledge of operational/maintenance engineering practices and challenges
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good communication and inter personal skills and able to effectively communicate and report at all levels
  • Strong understanding in continuous improvement and belief in the process
  • Ability to anticipate problems and to take mitigating actions in advance of the problem being realised
  • Ability to identify, integrate and manage stakeholders


  • Calm and diplomatic under pressure
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Must be a team player and willing to, from time to time, contribute to issues considered outside of the day to day role
  • Promote lifelong working and personal development of staff
  • Encourage self review and continuous improvement
  • Look to reward and celebrate success
  • Must be willing to travel and stay away, both within and outside of the UK from time to time


  • HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline

Why Hitachi Rail Limited?

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!

Closing date for applications is 17th January 2021

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