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Senior Control System Engineer

Location: Torino, Torino, Italy
Job ID: R0006590
Date Posted: May 21, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Control System 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 Genoa - Italy.

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.

Who We Are in: Genoa - Italy

Genoa offices are, as of now, the Hitachi Rail headquarters in Italy.

In Genoa Hitachi Rail employees roughly 600 people, mostly engineers, who are developing signalling technologies at the state of the art.

Thanks to our innovations and expertise, commitment and dedication we rank among the best railway technology provider of the Industry, delivering our products to Ferrovie Italiane, RFI as well as to the rest of the world.

The Genoa offices are located in the area of Sampierdarena, an excellent position where is easy to reach the airport, train stations and local transport.

Currently we are looking for enthusiastic and pioneering candidates, driven by technological challenge and success, who want to contribute to the satisfaction of our customers and to the growth and global leadership of our business.

Mission

Assure the design and implementation of the SCADA System in order to achieve the requirements in terms of time, quality and cost imposed by the different contracts either for the Tender and Projects

Education & Experience

  • Master Degree, in descending order, Electronic, Electrical Engineering or  Computer/Information Science
  • 5 years of SCADA System Engineering expertise as minimum.
  • Railway experience is preferred but also experiences in other sectors can be considered (e.g. Oil&Gas, power energy companies, etc.).

Accountabilities

  • Analyze customer supplied system specifications, decomposing the statements within such specifications into software requirements
  • Identify gaps between customer requirements and company standard software products
  • Create requirement documents, including high level design documents, interface control design documents and detailed software requirements and specifications, and requirements traceability documents.
  • Be the primary technical interface to the customer throughout the life cycle of the project and act as technical liaison relative to the software development effort with other departments within the company working on the same project.
  • Interface with internal customers (project managers, construction managers, project engineers, and application engineers) and external stakeholders (customers, contractors, local authorities, external assessor) to ensure consistent communication.
  • Develop and execute commissioning plans, including resourcing, logistics, and scheduling. Onsite lead for commissioning and acceptance testing.
  • Coordinate work sequences, schedules, resources and punch list items.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and execute testing protocols to achieve commercial operation, based on contractual requirements.
  • Oversee commissioning and acceptance testing of the entire plant in a safe manner, including controls and communication networks, power supplies, auxiliary systems like fire detection, ventilation, HMI.
  • Provide local/remote technical support troubleshooting during commissioning, and operation as needed.
  • Develop customer training and handoff material to internal and external O&M teams. Develop a train-the-trainer program to enable successful handoffs for safe operation of the plant.
  • Create professional commissioning and testing reports for internal stakeholders and external customers.
  • Drive continuous improvement on developing and capturing technical problem solving knowledge to enable other organizations to effectively resolve customer problems and inquiries.
  • Ownership of administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to: service reports, issue logging/tracking, job safety analysis, quality compliance.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Design and commissioning of the SCADA, PLC and HMI technologies in order to comply with the requirements in terms of time, quality and cost either for an assigned Tender and Backlog Project.
  • As minimum 2-5 years of experience with programming and configuring SCADA software packages, PLC platforms.
  • Knowledge with programming and configuring  Microsoft Operating Systems, OPC , SQL, and OLE clients and servers
  • Knowledge of communication protocols (Ethernet/IP, TCP/IP, Profibus, Profinet, TCP Modbus, Modbus RTU/ETH.
  • Design and integrate wired and wireless Ethernet and Serial data networks
  • Design panel layouts and wiring diagrams
  • Knowledge of standards and norms related to Safety Integrity Level (hw and sw).
  • Perform I/O loop testing, and wire tracing and identification
  • Perform site surveys and analysis
  • Troubleshoot, analyze service of SCADA, PLC.
  • Basic knowledge of problems and solutions related to wiring and connections, cabinets, cable paths, connections to Civil Works.
  • Preferred Principles of electronic and electrical engineering (including grounding systems)
  • Basic Knowledge of the concepts related to the protection of personnel, hardware, programs, networks, and data from physical circumstances and events that could cause serious losses or damage to a transportation system. This includes protection from fire, natural disasters, vandalism.
  • Knowledge of the concepts related to maintenance principles, database, protocols for data transfer and collection, configuration of maintenance asset and work orders, warehouse management and spare parts.

Desired Skills & Experience ( in addition to above, not mandatory )

  • Knowledge and understanding of current CCTV technology, including interpretation of user requirements, specification of CCTV cameras, PTZ solutions, encoding/decoding and compression protocols, video data interfacing/transmissions, mobile and central video recorders, operator control solutions, display panels, video analysis, integration with Physical Security Management System
  • Basic knowledge of Railway Signaling and, in general, of Railway Engineering (in particular electric traction, stray currents, remote control)
  • Preferred previous experiences as CCTV and ACS-IDS  and/or Maintenance Management System in Railways and Mass Transit market.
  • Basic knowledge of PSD and/or Maintenance Management Systems
  • Basic knowledge of standards and norms related to Safety Integrity Level (hw and sw).
  • Knowledge and understanding of current CCTV technology, including interpretation of user requirements, specification of CCTV cameras, PTZ solutions, encoding/decoding and compression protocols, video data interfacing/transmissions, mobile and central video recorders, operator control solutions, display panels, video analysis, integration with Physical Security Management System
  • Preferred previous experiences as CCTV and ACS-IDS  and/or Maintenance Management System in Railways and Mass Transit market.
  • Basic knowledge of PSD and/or Maintenance Management Systems
  • Basic knowledge of standards and norms related to Safety Integrity Level (hw and sw).
  • Basic knowledge of problems and solutions related to wiring and connections, cabinets, cable paths, connections to Civil Works.
  • Knowledge of the concepts related to maintenance principles, database, and protocols for data transfer and collection, configuration of maintenance asset and work orders, warehouse management and spare parts. Knowledge of the concepts related to the protection of personnel, hardware, programs, networks, and data from physical circumstances and events that could cause serious losses or damage to a transportation system. This includes protection from fire, natural disasters, vandalism.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Intrusion and Access Control System, perimeter intrusion detection System, integration with Fire Detection System or SCADA System, integration with CCTV, user access permission configuration, biometric identification
  • Act keeping in mind the impacts of his/her own work on the whole 'Company system' and understanding the economic consequences of his/her activities both on client and organizational perspectives. Propose simple and efficient solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Commit to understanding and delivering against customer requirements, keeping them informed about progress on a specific activity/project. Actively seek information to understand customer circumstances, problems, expectations and needs.
  • Provide contributions in defining personal stretching goals. Focus on new or more effective ways of improving his/her own work and meeting targets. Commit to exceed expectations.
  • Set stretching and realistic targets for him/herself and his/her team, improving performance and benchmarks against industry standards and competition. Recognize and celebrate the achievement of milestones and goals.
  •  Understand areas of improvement and define a personal development plan to follow whose progress is regularly checked. Welcome new assignments for personal development.
  • Understand markets and industrial trends and their changes and how they may affect the Company/the Group. Keep him/herself updated on products, services, markets and clients in order to plan activities.
  • Adapt to different cultures and international environments establishing relationships that create business benefit.
  • Accommodate for cultural differences to improve effectiveness and adapt leadership style depending on the situation (adherence to the team’s expectations).
  • Compare him/herself and his/her team against the international best practices. Encourage the contribution of different people with different experiences and backgrounds in order to optimize outcomes. Pursue opportunities to learn about other cultures using an open-minded approach.
  • Seek opportunities to expand and leverage knowledge across organizational boundaries. Draw upon multiple and diverse sources for ideas and inspiration. Examine and evaluate potential solutions before accepting any.
  • Review performance and learn from mistakes. Be aware of technological/organizational developments that could provide innovative solutions to improve performance and add value. Target important innovation areas and develop solutions addressing meaningful work issues
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