Senior Change & Configuration 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 Senior Change and Configuration Engineer to join our team in Doncaster. You will be working as a part of our service and maintenance engineering department, reporting to the Service & Maintenance Standards & Training Manager.
In this exciting new role, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Change & Configuration team to meet business requirements. You will also be responsible for owning the change & configuration management procedures for Service & Maintenance Engineering.
Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Managing the day-to-day activities of the Change & Configuration team to meet business requirements.
  • Chairing the Engineering Change Board (ECB) and Implementation Approval Board (IAB).
  • Owning the change & configuration management procedures for Service & Maintenance Engineering.
  • Being the primary point of contact for Service & Maintenance on Engineering Change.
  • Overseeing the unit and asset configuration throughout the life of Hitachi rolling stock.
  • Defining the unit traceable component structure (asset tree), identifying components and those assemblies, and sub-assemblies to be tracked by serial number for all Hitachi fleets.
  • Identifying all necessary information to be recorded against components within the asset tree.
  • Assisting in defining SAP and other support software requirements for change and configuration knowledge management where necessary.
  • Ensuring component and sub component exchanges, overhauls and operational information are captured and recorded sufficiently.
  • Ensuring Engineering Change is recorded and controlled effectively.
  • Liaising with European and Japanese factories, as well as other sources to obtain all necessary information from the Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBoM) during build phase of the units.
  • Liaising with Hitachi and external personnel as required by the duties of the post.
  • Travel (within the UK) will be required for short periods of time to support all the UK fleets.

About you

  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations.
  • Written and verbal communication skills to a very high standard.
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times.
  • Position holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.
  • A team worker, capable of working with a range of skill sets and cultures.
  • Management of Change and Configuration.
  • Previous line management experience.
  • Experience of SAP as an engineering management system.
  • Advanced IT skills – typically Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Experience gained from an engineer environment.


  • A minimum of HND or higher 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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