Junior Rail Systems Engineer - Communications and IT Infrastructure

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Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 87650 

Job Category: Engineering; Campus 

Location: Chicago, IL, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


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!


Hatch is currently seeking 2023 GRADUATING STUDENTS for a highly motivated Junior Rail Systems Engineer - Communications and IT Infrastructure to join our Rail Systems Engineering group in Hatch Chicago, IL office.

In this role, the ideal candidate is an electrical or computer engineer with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. Candidates must have knowledge of core electrical and/or computer engineering concepts and have a minimum of 0-2 years of professional engineering experience. Any experience working in the rail industry is a bonus. An EIT registration is desirable, but not required.


*A transcript is REQUIRED to be considered

As a successful candidate, you will:

Work with an elite group of rail systems design professionals focusing on North American projects, with opportunities in both the heavy rail and transit markets
Participate in design, testing, and commissioning activities on various transportation projects with focus on communications and IT infrastructure
Collaborate with team members locally and globally to accomplish project objectives

You bring to the role:

A Bachelor's degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering or related discipline
A minimum of 0-2 years of engineering experience
Experience involving software development, electronics, networks, or multi-system integration
Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills
Demonstrate strong organizational skills, work well within a team, take direction from other senior staff members, be able to multi-task on a variety of work assignments, and meet deadlines.
Solve unique problems through self-motivated learning and research
Familiarity with technical writing and drafting software tools

The following skills/experience are a plus:

EIT certificate
Highly developed analytical skills and hands-on experience
Field testing

Why join us?

Be part of a great team
Develop innovation partnerships
Engage with people who make a difference

What we offer you?

Flexible work environment
Long term career development


Why join us?

What we offer you?


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


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


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, veteran, 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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