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Equipment Room Installation Supervisor

Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job ID: R0006635
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Equipment Room Installation Supervisor who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to management to strategic. 

The position is based in the Oakland, CA/ San Francisco Bay Area at the Project office for a sustained Project duration.

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.


  • Direct the day-to-day project activities with sub-contractors.
  • Monitoring various equipment room and wayside equipment installation activities, ensuring compliance to specifications, standards, drawings, safety and international codes.
  • Interface with project team members to resolve on-site issues to a mutually satisfactory position.
  • Maintaining consistent, sustainable safety onsite and promoting a safety culture, while maintaining quality parameters.
  • Identifying and reporting any issues to Construction Manager, supporting document submittals, budgets, and schedules.
  • Interpreting and ensuring compliance with specifications, drawings, standards and regulations for equipment
  • Planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring work activities through accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculation and sketches
  • Producing quality electrical engineering plans, studies, method statements and specifications while ensuring compliance with department, project, utility, regional electrical entity and standards.
  • Reviewing electrical discipline calculations and equations and participating in engineering, design, and construction review processes, conducting value-engineering studies of alternative design solution approaches.
  • Conducting weekly safety training and awareness meetings with the HSE department and ensuring ongoing compliance
  • Preparing weekly status reports showing operation plans and executed work related to the site
  • Witnessing testing, issuing electrical equipment, pre-commissioning, commissioning and starting-up support to operations
  • Implementing project handover and assisting with final handover of documentation as necessary
  • Active liaison with Hitachi Installation and Quality teams, and other project partners, including the compliance of the interface requirement from Hitachi

Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant and experience.
  • Previous experience in relevant role, ideally transit/railway.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing sub-contractors of various tiers and key stakeholders on projects.
  • Knowledge of the specifics in Design-Build projects.
  • Excellent understanding of Project Management techniques, planning, and scheduling skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines and successfully handle pressures associated with site construction/installation works.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, peers and third parties.
  • Ability to avoid claims in all efforts with construction and installation Contractors.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential business information.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent Technical Background) is preferred


  • Written and spoken English proficiency.

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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