Project Manager – Manufacturing Job at Hitachi Rail Limited – in Newton Aycliffe

Job Description


Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the around the globe? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, 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. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

In this exciting, permanent opportunity, you will be the “conductor” of a given project and responsible for project’s success, removing roadblocks, and recovering from issues if they arise, within the context of the Newton Aycliffe facility

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

Meeting customer and program milestones by coordinating a cross-functional teams including, but not limited to, Design, Production Engineering, Production, Procurement, Production Control, Customer Service, and Quality

Ensure successful handover of trains within the Rolling Stock UK organisation and then ultimately to the Train Maintenance Operations

Support the Sales and Project team to represent the company with customers, develop and maintain customer relationships and manage expectations for the Rolling Stock UK group

Plan internal program activities for program launch and manage project schedule, identify risks and clearly communicate to the project stakeholders

Plan internal activities and working with Planning Team develop a build “forward schedule” that meet Global and Program objectives, ensuring buy-in from all stakeholders

Within the scope of the position, manage and track open issues. Drive open issues to closure through tracking, delegation, and escalation

As required, lead the coordination of technical reviews, including dry-runs to ensure customer expectations are understood and addressed

Lead coordination of manufacturing, quality, and engineering “exception” and/or clarification lists. Ensure all customer requirements have been addressed. Work with teams to negotiate requirements with customer

Resolution of any emerging conflicts, internal and external

Ensure commonality of project approach within Newton Aycliffe, and looking to share best practise within the RSUK PM team utilising “NAY-PJT-PMAP-0001_Project Management” flow chart and “NAY-QMS-FORM-0036a-h_PROJECT WORKBOOK Template”

Budget management, reporting and optimisation proposals

Develop program status reports and report status to management

Support all business objectives of the company by aligning Program Management activities with the organizational goals and objectives

To be aware of and actively promote and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values

To be involved in Hitachi Rail Europe’s staff development and training and participate in PDP procedures

To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Europe’s Equal Opportunities Policy

To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe’s Health and Safety policy

To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required

About you – you will be able to

Demonstrate previous experience and a proven track-record of successful project implementation

Demonstrate experience of successfully seeing large and complex projects through the entire ‘lifecycle’

Show experience of working in international companies and across different cultures

Interface with customers, stakeholders and suppliers at all levels

Demonstrate the ability to work on own initiative, setting clear targets and deliverables, but within a tight project environment is essential

Be a self-starter willing to take responsibility for delivery of goals and objectives

Demonstrate proven ability to co-ordinate several existing teams and drive them to an integrated delivery plan

Be a strategic thinker, able to assess the big picture implications of project actions and commitments

Show excellent analytical and communication skills

Be well organised, detail oriented


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Project/Program Management

Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project

Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail 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!

About Company

Company: Hitachi Rail Limited –

Company Location:  Newton Aycliffe

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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