Pittsburgh, PA

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Automation Commissioning 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 Pittsburgh, PA.

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.

The Project:

The position is based San Francisco, CA. Our project will increase the capacity of the transit authoritys Transbay Tube, the most heavily traveled part of the system between San Francisco and Oakland for some 118 million passengers annually. Join the team that will help improve the systems overall reliability, and maintainability, reducing costs while increasing the frequency of trains in the Bay area.


Support the Commissioning Manager in the definition, organization and execution of the commissioning activities relevant to a project

Execute and responsible for testing and commissioning activities of a Rail Transit System from the end of installation to the start of revenue service

Conduct all testing and commissioning activities in full compliance with company standards, contract requirements, project schedule, approved test procedures, quality, safety, and environmental objectives

Create and issue test documentation and reports

Manage and lead the assigned resources in order to perform the tests activities

Timely identification and reporting of non-compliances and delays of commissioning activities to the Commissioning Manager

Manage the configuration of documentation, hardware and software in the field

Perform troubleshooting, identification and resolution of system and subsystem issues and when required escalate issues to engineering and management

Able to work independently and in team environment with minimal supervision

Able to work under pressure during intense periods of testing and commissioning activities

Willing to work flexibly and efficiently in support of the project which may include working shift rotation, nights, weekends and holidays

Ability to interact with customer and project team in a professional manner

Maintain and develop own professional competence and skills

Required Skills/ Knowledge:

Basic working knowledge with one or more of the following Rail Trains System: Automatic Train Control, Communication Base Train Control, Positive Train Control

Working knowledge of the Linux or UNIX operating system

Working knowledge of Wireshark

Working knowledge of switches, routers and servers.

Working knowledge of Windows Server and working with server applications

Understanding of software programming logic

Ability to read, understand, and implement scripts written in various scripting languages (BASH, python, Perl)

Experience and knowledge of implementation engineering processes covering testing and commissioning

Equipment Installation Processes

Test & Commissioning Processes

Good verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

Experience working in a Linux environment

Cisco Switching/Routing Experience

Experience with Windows Server and Server Applications

Previous experience in Testing & Commissioning of large infrastructure projects.

Basic working knowledge of Rail Transit Subsystem such as Automatic Train Control, Communication Base Train Control, Positive Train Control , Automatic Train Supervision, Vehicle, Telecommunication, Platform Screen Gates, Traction Electrification, SCADA, CCTV, Radios, GPS, etc.

Basic understanding of software configuration managements (CM)

Operation and Maintenance Processes

Experience and knowledge of reviewing engineering drawing, blue prints and schematic diagrams

Knowledge of Safety Critical and Safety Related activities in the Rail Transit System environment

Railway Operations and Signaling principles

Planning and organization

Integrated System Tests

Validation and Verification Processes

System requirements definition


Bachelors Degree


English- Native Language


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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