Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What is recruitment fraud?

It has come to our attention that fraudulent employment offers have been received from individuals claiming to be recruiting on behalf of Hatch.

Recruitment fraud is generally presented as unsolicited emails, fake websites, text messages, and even phone calls.  Hatch does not participate in these practices. All of Hatch’s open career positions are posted here.

What are signs of recruitment fraud?

  • Genuine Hatch emails end in “” Any emails using a different form are not authentic.
  • Perpetrators use mobile phone numbers rather than office numbers.
  • Communications have spelling and grammatical errors or are poorly formatted.
  • The email or communication is marked as “urgent”.
  • The employment offer is for an international position.
  • The perpetrator asks for money (e.g., for visa fees, taxes, a percentage of travel expenses) and requests personal information such as passport and bank account details.

What to do if you suspect recruitment fraud?

If you receive a suspicious recruitment offer that appears to come from Hatch, do not respond. For any concerns, please email Note that we will not accept résumés sent to this mailbox.

What is required of me when I apply online?

When applying online through our careers site, create a profile and provide basic contact information.

Currently we search for candidates in two ways: 1) by searching your résumé and 2) by searching the fields in your candidate profile. We would like to know more about you so we can find a job that best fits you. By completing the fields in your profile you increase the chances that our recruiters find your information in a candidate search. Please keep in mind that you can also adjust your visibility preferences on your profile. 

We will contact you if we find a position matching your personal interests and abilities. Good luck!

I'm interested in leadership. Can I speak to someone?

For experienced professionals who are interested in learning more about executive and leadership roles at Hatch—beyond what we currently have posted—you can reach out to start a conversation. Note we will not accept applications through this email if you do not meet the below criteria:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in one of Hatch’s core areas
  • A technical background with a track record of strategic improvements to bring new value
  • Working experience in engineering consulting and operations
  • Long-term strategic planning skills
  • Exceptional leadership and business-building skills
  • Combination of strong operations and project experience
  • Embody the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration.

Do you keep résumés on file for future openings?

Yes. If you have applied for a position or signed up for our Talent Community, we will consider you for future openings that are suitable to your skills. If you are interested in a new opening, we ask you apply again directly to the posting—it is okay to apply for more than one position at a time. You can manage, view, and update your Talent Community  profile at any time, as well as track progress on jobs you’ve already applied to.

What if there are no positions listed in my region?

If there are no positions currently listed in your region, please join our Talent Community and sign up for job alerts. You can customize your job alerts by location and interests to receive notifications of openings based on your job alert preferences.

Do you recruit internationally?

In order to qualify for a position with Hatch, you must possess a valid work permit or visa prior to submitting an application. We do recruit internationally, however, you will need to hold the correct visa eligibility to work in the location for which you apply.

How can I make my Hatch application stand out?

Be clear in your application regarding any special interest areas you may have or subject expertise you are particularly passionate about. We are interested in knowing more about you, beyond your education and experience. Are you involved in the community or in an industry association? Were you involved in extracurricular activities at school? Leadership roles? Or relevant co-ops? Tell us about the interests that you want to drive your career.

How do I apply for a student position at Hatch?

  1. Discover Hatch: Visit us at an Info Session and browse our website. Ask yourself, am I passionate about helping solve some of the world’s most challenging problems?  
  2. Join our Talent Community: Receive job alerts specific to your interests.
  3. Apply: Submit your résumé, custom cover letter, and academic transcript (official where possible), online. Be sure you meet all of the requirements for employment in the position’s country.
  4. Pre-selection: Should your interests and skills meet our needs, we will conduct an initial 5-10‑minute telephone call followed by a pre-scheduled 30-minute telephone interview.
  5. Assessment: Following a successful telephone interview, you will attend an assessment which could include skill testing, group exercises, or presenting, in addition to a face-to-face interview with a lead and human resources representative.
  6. Reference check: Two reference checks will be completed for successful interview candidates.
  7. Offer and acceptance: Interview results will be provided within 14 business days after the assessment process. Receive offer, accept, and celebrate!

How many student or graduate positions are available?

The number of student and graduate positions varies depending on the needs of our business in each region. Hundreds of post-secondary students join our teams every year for flexible work terms, co-ops, internships, and summer programs in our offices and at our clients’ sites.

In which disciplines do you recruit students?

  • Chemical & process
  • Civil & structural
  • Construction management
  • Electrical
  • Environmental (engineering and science)
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Mining
  • Project management
  • Systems
  • Business programs including human resources, marketing, information technology, finance, and legal

What are the deadlines for students and new graduates?

Application dates vary based on region and are flexible each year. You can expect recruiting for students and new graduates to begin and end during these periods:

  • North America: October–December (on-boarding May–July)
  • Australia, Asia: April–June (on-boarding January–March)
  • Africa, Europe, Middle East: April–August (on-boarding January–March)
  • Brazil: November–December (on-boarding April–June)
  • Latin America: November–December (on-boarding April–June)

What positions and programs do you offer for students?

Hatch offers a wide variety of programs around the globe, providing an opportunity for students to gain practical work experience in the office or on site. Students work alongside and are supported by experienced engineers in our mining, metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors, as well as our corporate groups. Program durations are flexible.

The following student programs are offered:

  • Co-ops   
  • Internships
  • Summer student terms
  • Vacation student terms
  • Holiday work programs
  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Work integrated learning programs
  • African academy programs
  • Junior engineer/technologists programs
  • Job shadowing

What programs do you have for young professionals?

We have one of the industry’s best career-development programs for graduates and young professionals. We’ll work to connect you with mentors, provide ongoing social and practical learning opportunities, and offer training for professional exams and certifications.

Our programs facilitate frequent feedback to you and offer continuing education support. We’ll take you through the transition, helping to bridge the gap between your education and career.