Materials Engineer – Hitachi Rail

Full Time
Posted 4 months ago
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!
As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail Limited has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.
Your new role
Hitachi Rail Limited are currently recruiting for an experienced Materials Engineer to join our team in Doncaster. You will be working as a part of our service and maintenance engineering department, reporting to the Senior Maintenance Development Engineer
In this exciting new role, you will provide support from a technical perspective relating to materials supply, materials change and strategic development of materials.  This will be in support of new fleet introduction, on-going maintenance, overhaul and engineering projects.
Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Assisting with the creation and validation of Bills of Material (BOMs) to support:
    • The introduction of new rolling stock.  Liaising with suppliers to identify supplier part numbers, and create parts catalogues. 
    • Overhaul programmes, working with Hitachi Rail Engineers and suppliers.
    • Modification programmes.
  • Supporting the materials team with day-to-day parts identification, including part numbers and suppliers.
  • Defining and maintaining the strategy for identification of parts obsolescence, ensuring the identification of parts in a timely manner, in order to implement actions to support the ongoing materials supply in-line with operational demands.
  • Reviewing supplier instigated modification of components, ensuring technical compliance and assist the Reliability Engineer with assessing the impact on performance.
  • Reviewing and approving the materials, aspect of engineering change submissions, and ensure relevant documentations relating to materials change is updated.
  • Assisting with technical investigations and provide technical expertise in support of warranty claims.
  • Classifying and identifying localised supply of materials in line with the Hitachi Rail Materials Classification Policy.
About you
  • Extensive Materials Engineering experience at a similar level.
  • Technical & Engineering skills, qualifications and experience.
  • A good understanding of Rolling Stock Maintenance and overhaul practices.
  • Strong understanding of materials compliance requirements.
  • Proven strong organisational, collaborative and innovation experience and capability.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong management skills and the ability in terms of written & verbal communication; presentation skills; people skills; customer management
  • Good communication and inter personal skills and able to effectively communicate and report at all levels
  • Strong understanding in continuous improvement and belief in the process.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and to take mitigating actions in advance of the problem being realised
  • Ability to identify, integrate and manage stakeholders.
  • Calm and diplomatic under pressure.
  • Able to represent Hitachi Rail in a professional manner at all times.


  • HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline.
Why Hitachi Rail Limited?
At Hitachi Rail Limited 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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