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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0005655
Date Posted: Dec 5, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Principal IT Hardware Design Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Who We Are
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, 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.


  • Leads and develops bid estimates and schedules for ATS HW to meet customer requirements
  • Lead project meetings with appropriate personnel to support completion of  tasks to plan
  • Effectively communicates project status, proposes risk mitigation
  • Leads the prompt escalation of issues, impacts of issues and recommendations/solutions to Functional Manager for resolution
  • Direct the efforts of problem solving and root-cause analysis
  • Expert understanding of our products and technology
  • Vendor contact for new and emerging technologies to enhance a cost effective solution
  • Review (check) of team’s documents and drawings
  • Guarantee the functional analysis of V&V feedback and site tests
  • Participating in or leading reviews to detect design errors, process and tool inefficiencies, and putting in place corrective and improvement actions
  • Ensuring the HW and Functional documents produced are issued and controlled in accordance with company processes
  • Ensuring design compliance through requirements traceability
  • Responsible for producing functional design documentation including system requirements and architecture, interface control, scheme plans, control tables, block design, and analyses as appropriate
  • Ensure deep knowledge of industry standards (e.g. CENELEC, AREMA, IEEE, IPC, etc.) and company standard solutions
  • Guarantee the delivery of complex & medium Functional designs(HW, SW, functional and configuration design & production check)

 Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • Over 10 years experience utilizing Electrical, Computer Engineering or IT qualifications/degree or equivalent technical background
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated Team leadership
  • Expert problem solving, planning and analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication skills (oral and written), active listening and adapts well to target audience
  • Ability to analyze and refine systems requirements
  • Able to manage large complex projects independently

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Expert understanding of project management principles and methodologies  
  • Fully competent in applying project management principles and methodologies
  • Previous experience managing projects that delivers Information Technology infrastructure including computing, telecommunications, networking, data center, security, voice, and data communications
  • Ability to function and manage in a matrixed environment
  • Resource planning, scheduling and tracking skills
  • Cost management and tracking expertise
  • Organized and analytical
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI


  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • English- Native Language

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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