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Graduate Engineer

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0001016
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Other
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

We are currently recruiting for Graduate Engineers to join us. The graduate will work within various engineering teams and share responsibility for delivering engineering solutions for projects in the UK, and introducing world leading technology to the UK rail market.

The Graduate scheme will be made up of a number of placements and will provide the opportunity to experience and contribute to the efficient operational delivery of engineering lead tasks, maximising personal and professional development in an exciting and dynamic vision-led team.

Key role and responsibilities:

  • Work in accordance to a planned programme in the company and under the direction of senior managers.
  • Gain experience in a number of business roles to equip the graduate engineer with a holistic view of the business.
  • Present solutions and reach agreement with customers to achieve mutually acceptable commercial solutions.
  • Attend training courses as instructed to develop industry and technical knowledge together with personal development.
  • To work alongside other engineers, take on tasks and projects to deliver objectives within the timeframe allowed.
  • To take on a large project throughout their placement, and deliver on all aspects of this deliverable whilst maintaining good communication and records with all stakeholders.
  • To be aware of and actively promote and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values.
  • To be involved in Hitachi Rail Europe’s staff development and training.
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Europe’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required

Key Accountabilities:

  • Participate in the Placement Programme.
  • Maintain reports to record personal development.
  • To be aware of and actively promote and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Europe’s Equal Opportunities policy
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe’s Health and Safety policy
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within capabilities as may be required

About you


  • Highly motivated
  • Demonstrates perseverance, patience and commitment for long term success
  • Highly organised and excellent time management skills
  • Enjoys challenges and problem solving
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An appreciation of health and safety requirements of a working environment


  • Educated to Masters Degree level in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering subject or equivalent experience

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!

Closing date 28th February 2021

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