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Project Engineer (Communications & Security)

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 14931 

Job Category: Engineering; Infrastructure 


Our organization is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. Our global network of 9,000 professionals combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects. Our corporate roots extend back more than a hundred years, and our experience spans over 150 countries around the world in the metals, energy, infrastructure, digital, and investments market sectors.  We work closely with the communities in which we serve to ensure that our solutions optimize environmental protection, economic prosperity, social justice, and cultural vibrancy.


Hatch is looking for a Project Engineer - Communications and Security to join our team in Houston with specialized design experience in data transport, electronic security systems, physical IT networks, and mission-critical technology systems. The Project Engineer will be responsible for executing design and construction management of fiber backbone cabling systems, wireless communication systems, video surveillance & access control systems, wide area networks, and IT infrastructure utilizing ISO/IEC, IEEE, ANSI/EIA/TIA, BICSI, NESC, NEC standards for regional public and private clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and oversee development technical plans and specifications, ensure NEC code and BICSI standard compliance, and routinely coordination with client and other disciplines in support of project completion.
  • Take ownership of relevant project delivery elements (cost, schedule, quality, information, contracts and customer satisfaction).
  • Manage project design development from conception through completion (both large and small) in accordance with program objectives.
  • Manage budgets, schedules, scope development, design and construction contracts, documents, procedures and controls for assigned projects
  • Represent the communications and security systems design as a part of the electrical practice in project engineering coordination meetings, as required



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in Texas; candidate must be licensed by exam
  • BICSI certification as a Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD)
  • 5 or more years of professional experience in designing OSP cabling systems, structured cabling, wireless communication systems, electronic security systems (video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection) physical IT networks, and mission-critical technologies.
  • Must possess a solid background in the development of technical plans and specifications and clear understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC), TIA/EIA and BICSI standards
  • Solid understanding of engineering design documentation development (plans, sections, details, equipment schedules, bill of materials, control diagrams, system architecture diagrams, and CSI formatted technical specifications).   


The following would be desired skills/qualifications:

  • Possession of TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card
  • One or more of the following certifications: MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, PSP, PMP
  • Experience in Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology deployment   
  • Knowledge in Cyber Security Best Practices using NIST Framework
  • Knowledge in DHS based Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) 
  • Knowledge of USCG MTSA Facility Assessment Best Practices
  • Experience with network mapping tools (Net Brain, SolarWinds).   
  • Experience in wireless communication signal propagation studies


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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