Head of Technology Management- Asia

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Director of Technology Management – ASIA 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 Taipei, Taiwan reporting to the Head of Bidding & Delivery Asia. About Us A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organization to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in. About the Position: The Technology Management Director in the Railways System requires a combination of technical expertise, project management skills, technical resource management and strong interpersonal communication abilities. The person will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful design and interface (between technical sub-systems) management and implementation of complex projects, Signalling related and/or E&M turnkeys within the Asia region. Accountabilities: • Planning and coordinating multi-disciplinary design teams: This includes setting project goals, defining timelines and budgets, allocating resources, and ensuring that all team members are working towards the same objectives. • Liaison and interaction with central engineering function departments: This includes technical trouble shooting, engineering budgeting and managing resource coordination and prioritization. • Managing multiple projects simultaneously: Design Services Managers often oversee several projects at once, requiring excellent organization and prioritization skills. • Monitoring and reporting project progress: Keeping stakeholders informed about progress, milestones achieved, and potential challenges is crucial. • Managing project technical risks and contingencies: Proactively identifying and mitigating potential risks, and having contingency plans in place for unforeseen circumstances. • Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients: Understanding client needs and ensuring that designs meet their expectations is critical. • Communicating project progress and challenges to clients clearly and concisely: Building trust and keeping clients informed is essential for successful project completion. • Negotiating technical aspects of contracts and agreements: This may involve negotiating project scope, fees, and timelines. Required Skills/ Knowledge: • Deep understanding of railway systems: This includes the various subsystems such as train control, signalling, communications, power supply, and track infrastructure. • Staying up-to-date with industry standards and regulations: The railway industry is constantly evolving, so the Design Services Manager must be aware of the latest changes and ensure that designs comply. • Ability to interpret complex technical specifications and translate them into practical design solutions: Communication between engineers and other stakeholders is key. • Troubleshooting technical problems and providing solutions: When issues arise, the Design Services Manager will be responsible for finding solutions and ensuring project progress continues. • Contributing to business development efforts: Identifying new project opportunities and securing funding. • Staying abreast of new technologies and innovations in the railway industry: Continuously seeking ways to improve design and efficiency. Required Experience: 10-15 years in Metro/Rail business market Education qualifications preferred: any Engineering Bachelor or Masters degree