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Electrical Engineer

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0003050
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): PlaceholderOther
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 be an Electrical Engineer on both existing projects and support future projects!

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Design support for Systems on Hitachi’s range of metro, commuter and high speed trains. The lead engineer will work closely with Hitachi Kasado, Mito and HRI Engineers to design the concept, detailed and final designs for new rolling stock projects.
  • Provide leadership and systems expertise into the approval process (certification and testing) for all new systems, providing guidance to the factory where required.
  • Determining the design requirements for Traction Systems based on train performance and customer requirements.
  • 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.
  • This is a key role and the lead engineer will act as the interface between the UK, Italian and Japanese engineering teams. Some travel in Europe and to Japan is expected.
  • Lead and manage a team of engineers, defining actions plan and requirements and ensuring KPIs according to business priorities.
  • Assist, where necessary, with technical support for existing Hitachi products.
  • Participate in customer facing design reviews, provide bid support and management for new products and technical support for contract reviews.

About you

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge of Train configuration, train performance, and high power electric circuit
  • Experience of designing/testing train systems
  • Knowledge of the UK/EU Railway Operations, Engineering and standards
  • Good English language skills, Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience of and commitment to the effective implementation of equal opportunities and CSR policies.
  • Ability to take leadership and provide managerial guidance to the team’s members
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in journey time and energy consumption simulation
  • Knowledge of Rolling Stock Approvals (RGS Standards, TSIs, etc)
  • Test and Commissioning knowledge
  • Commercial experience advantageous


  • Chartered 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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