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OS&M Standards Manager

Location: Remote -, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0001070
Date Posted: Jan 7, 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: Yes

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OS&M Standards Manager

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 role you will be responsible to the Head of Operations Compliance, Standards and Training ensuring UK OS&M is compliant with Corporate, ECM/Rail and Training Standards through robust procedures and processes.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Set standards and provide systems of governance for asset maintenance activities against the planned requirements, ensuring demonstrable maintenance integrity;
  • Identify and lead Standards change, supported by relevant business partners, to deliver an asset planning foundation which will effectively maintain and control the procedure in delivering compliance;
  • Identify all applicable engineering and training standards and procedures/processes that apply to HRL fleets working closely with key stakeholders to assure ourselves that we are compliant;
  • Drive compliance with Corporate Standards;
  • Provide the analysis, delivery and management of supporting TNAs for both technical, operational and leadership competencies ensuring that they comply with regulated authorities and match the needs of the business;
  • Ensure control measures are in place negating the need for the continual re-write of procedures and processes;
  • Look to the industry for standards best practice and development in the future market place to identify applicable emerging standards and industry best practice that impact Engineering Safety, Assurance, Maintenance Integrity and Asset Planning;
  • Drive the adoption of standard tools and processes across HRL ensuring Supplier Quality Control is embedded in the wider Quality organisation;
  • Provide KPIs relating to Standards informing the senior team of any gaps and risks and issues;

Liaise with Global L&D ensuring support to the global programmes and support ongoing bid programmes and  Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for all standard maintenance and associated activities to ensure the individual and the team match the wider business requirements.

About you

Key Skills & Experience

It is our expectation that successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the experience and skills listed below:

Essential Requirements

  • Significant experience of implementing ECM, Rail and Training Standards and control measures at a strategic and national level.
  • Strategic compliance and assurance experience especially in a regulated industry.
  • Thorough understanding of BS ISO 9001, 55001 and IRIS/RISAS requirements.
  • Knowledge of Railway group standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of the internal controls required for Integrated Management Systems operational experience in its practice.
  • Position holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.
  • The ability to articulate how management systems are implemented and managed.
  • Commitment to work in collaboration with the Quality department as well as all departments.
  • The ability to influence colleagues.


  • Chartered Engineer (preferred) or Incorporated Engineer
  • Lead auditor qualification and experience (IRCA certified desirable)
  • Electrical/Mechanical Engineering degree or BTEC/HNC (desirable)

Desirable Requirements

Lead auditor

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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