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Senior Track Designer, Rail - Calgary

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Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 42422 

Job Category: Infrastructure 

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!

Looking to take the next step in your career?


Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Track Designer (Rail) to join the Infrastructure group in our Rail team in the Calgary, Alberta area. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects.


New infrastructure and revitalizing assets are a key part of growth for any economy. We work with our clients to imagine and build rail networks of the future through a constant commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology. 


Our knowledge of rail infrastructure includes track, earthworks, bridges and structures, planning and advisory services, terminals and ports, tunnels, traction power, and rail systems and communications. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our future transportation network? Then the infrastructure team is for you! 


As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for various technical design and deliverable production duties on heavy rail projects.  These projects could include feasibility analyses; conceptual design; preliminary and detailed design; drafting of plans and specifications; and other support as required to the wider Rail and Infrastructure teams.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Designing track and railway infrastructure in accordance with the quality objectives and regulations, laws and standards; (ex. CN, CP and AREMA);
  • Producing and checking a wide variety of track designs, grading models, DTM surface and applicable details;
  • Being able to work with LIDAR point clouds, manage, verify and control surveys and geographic data for design needs;
  • Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations in health and safety related to design;
  • Coordinating designs across multiple disciplines (rail, structures, roads, drainage, etc.) in the delivery of complex projects;
  • Coordinating and/or supervising the work of junior designers and drafters.


You bring to the role:

  • Hold as a minimum, a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology;
  • Design capability within rail and/or transit projects is essential;
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in all aspects of track design, from conceptual to detailed design;
  • Experience in civil infrastructure, DTM surfaces, alignment, grading and drainage design, and construction would be an asset;
  • Experience working for an engineering consultancy or railway within the rail sector is an asset;
  • Having experience in the use and application of railway industry standards;
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D. Experience with MicroStation, Navisworks or ArcGIS would also be considered an asset;
  • Being an innovative thinker capable of challenging existing practices to arrive at effective solutions;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and being able to supervise small groups of other designers;
  • Ability to switch between tasks and assignments as required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills in complex and changing environments.






Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally

We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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