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Planner/Engineer - Ports & Terminals

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 85780 

Job Category: Infrastructure 

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!


Port Planner/Engineer


Hatch is currently seeking a Port Planner/Engineer, to join its growing Ports & Terminals team in Los Angeles.  It is expected that the candidate will provide professional planning and engineering services to effectively support, manage, and coordinate the preparation of long-range port master plans and terminal expansion/optimization plans. 


Preferred location: Los Angeles, CA


As a successful candidate, you will:


  • Applying engineering principles to provide efficient, effective, economical, and timely technical solutions, primarily to port planning problems across multivariable and multidiscipline project environments;
  • Collecting, reviewing, and analyzing a variety of engineering data to meet engineering objectives;
  • Preparing reports, presentations, grant and planning documents, proposals, and work estimates.
  • Track and follow markets and opportunities in the region and sector.
  • Provide input to proposal preparation.
  • Be aware of industry technical requirements, trends, and opportunities.
  • Connect and provide visibility with industry businesses and technical leaders.
  • Participate in professional excellence groups.


What you bring to the role:


  • University degree in civil, marine, or mechanical engineering (ABET accredited). Degree in transportation planning considered.
  • California Professional Engineer license encouraged.
  • 3-6 years of planning and design experience with heavy industrial terminals, ports, maritime, material-handling areas, or related projects.
  • Experience in executing planning and layout assignments, terminal capacity assessments, debottlenecking, and optimization studies as well as familiarity with business improvement and optimization engagements.
  • Familiarity with the maritime industry, common cargoes (e.g., containers, Ro/Ro, bulk, breakbulk, and project cargo), and a variety of marine facilities (e.g., container terminals, cruise terminals, bulk material handling facilities, offshore wind support facilities, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience with the US freight transportation and logistics networks.
  • An entrepreneurial “can do” attitude with an ability to work toward solutions despite real world constraints of limited time and information.
  • Fluency with the Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on Excel and PowerPoint, with basic ArcGIS familiarity.


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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