Communications Infrastructure Engineer - Senior

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Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 91933 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering; Information Technology; Project Engineering; Technology 

Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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!


Looking to take the next step in your career? 


Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Communications Infrastructure Engineer to join our Transit Rail Systems Engineering team in our Los Angeles, CA office. 


We are seeking a results-driven engineering professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.  Candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and maintaining a high level of quality, as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Communications systems and networks are used by operations departments to dispatch fleets, support critical safety systems, enable passenger information systems, and ticketing. Systems in dedicated rights-of-way also support administrative networks and functions. Work often takes place on an operating railroad or transit system in a so-called “brownfield” environment where planning, execution and field validation are all mission critical activities the successful candidate will participate in.  Our engineers are key people in our clients’ organizations, bringing new services and systems on-line. 


As a successful candidate, you will: 

  • Develop conceptual designs and contract documents sufficient to allow a qualified contractor to implement state-of-the-art communications networks and data centers for various clients, primarily public transit agencies 

  • Ensure systems are built to specification and operate as intended, while minimizing our clients’ risk and optimizing cost based on their needs 

  • Establish design criteria, writing specifications, developing conceptual designs, preparing cost estimates, reviewing contractors’ design and other data, and overseeing testing and commissioning/cut-over of the various communications networks, data centers, and systems 

  • Participate in design, testing, and commissioning activities on various transportation projects with focus on communications and IT infrastructure  

  • Collaborate with team members locally and remotely to accomplish project objectives 


You bring to the role:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent 

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the application of current communication infrastructure and technologies  

  • Knowledge of NEC, NFPA, and BICSI standards and regulations  

  • Experience in design of detailed fiber-based communications infrastructure plans including outside plant, switches, and control and data centers 

  • Knowledge of design, implementation, administration and optimization of enterprise network management systems and monitoring utilities such as HP Open View, WhatsUp Gold, Nagios, SolarWinds or equivalent 

  • Knowledge of network throughput, latency, and reliability design and calculations 

  • Experience in design and implementation of disaster recovery plans for network infrastructure to ensure operations continuity 

  • Experience in design of CCTV systems using simulation software 

  • Experience in design of Public Address systems for stations and buildings  

  • Experience in developing requirements for appropriate security controls to safeguard network access and other vital electronic infrastructure 

  • Knowledge of Ethernet core protocols and common extensions 


The following skills/experience are a plus: 


Candidates with certifications, knowledge and experience with Cisco products/technologies are preferred.  BICSI RCDD certification, PE or EIT licensure are desirable, but not required. Experience in the North American transit/transportation industry is an advantage.   


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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