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Senior Designer - Rail

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86986 

Job Category: Project Management; Consulting; Engineering; Infrastructure; Project Engineering 

Location: Houston, TX, 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 a highly motivated Design Specialist (Rail) to join the Infrastructure group on our Rail team in Houston, TX. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects. This role reports to our Director of Linear Infrastructure.


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 duties on freight rail and transit 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 Rail, Transit and Infrastructure teams.


 As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Support the Design Managers and Project Managers to deliver track, earthwork, and other supporting railway infrastructure designs
  • Apply engineering principles to provide efficient, effective, economical, and timely solutions to design problems in a multidiscipline project environment
  • Design track and railway infrastructure in accordance with the quality objectives and regulations, laws, and standards
  • Produce a wide variety of track designs, grading models, DTM surfaces and applicable details
  • Work with LIDAR point clouds, manage, verify, and control surveys and geographic data for design needs
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations in health and safety related to design.


You bring to the role:

  • At least 5 years of related work experience designing railway infrastructure for an engineering consultancy or railroad
  • A post-secondary education in a related engineering or technical field
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is preferred
  • Experience in civil infrastructure design, DTM surfaces, alignment, grading/drainage design, and construction
  • Experience in the use and application of railway industry standards
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, Openrail, Navisworks and ArcGIS
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Aptitude for working on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Commitment to achieving engineering excellence
  • A desire to learn and continually develop


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, 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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