Structural Engineer - Hydropower

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Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 91021 

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

Location: Minneapolis, MN, 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 energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!


Hatch is seeking a talented Senior Structural Engineer - Hydropower to become part of our Hydropower and Dams team. This position can be based in Minneapolis, MN office. This is a position for which your focus will be to support and execute hydro and dam related projects and ensure technical excellence within the existing team.  You will be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team providing engineering services to large and small hydropower and dams owners across the USA and globally.


Position reports to the Regional Manager USA | Hydropower & Dams


You will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting hydropower and dam projects worldwide. You will be part of a Hydropower team that includes experts that are respected and recognized across the industry.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Manage projects from concept to construction
  • Provide technical expertise (for area of specialization) on projects
  • Lead and manage the process of engineering commitments in accordance with scope, schedule, budget and procedures to ensure successful project completion
  • Manage design teams for successful completion of projects
  • Be responsible for the preparation of technical memos, reports, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Seal technical documents and drawings, as required
  • Resolve overall design and project execution issues, as required
  • Lead preparation of proposals, including the development of work plans and budgets
  • Develop and implement business development plans
  • Maintain a strong client focus and a commitment to achieve positive results and building key relationships
  • Promote and maintain the application of ethical and professional practices in the execution of engineering work; work to ensure the implementation of safety and integrity principles documentation

You bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering (Civil/Structural / Geotechnical / Hydrotechnical / Electrical / Mechanical) from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of 5 years of hydropower and dams related experience
  • Industry recognition as an expert in an area of expertise or specialization (e.g. concrete or embankment dam design, powerhouse design, turbine/generators, mechanical or electrical balance of plant design, flow control equipment, penstocks, etc.)
  • Experience in dam safety assessments
  • Experience in design and rehabilitation of hydropower stations and dams and related components
  • Experience in commissioning and decommissioning
  • Experience in construction supervision and contract admin
  • Proven experience in the types of analyses and design processes required by the Canadian Dam Association Dam Safety Guidelines and Practice Bulletins
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated ability in leading technical discussions, presentations, and technical reports
  • Leadership skills with a proven aptitude to mentor and develop junior engineers, designers, and technicians
  • Client responsive with a history of successful business development and client relationships
  • Ability to travel within the USA and internationally on short term assignments, as required
  • Registration or eligibility to be registered, and licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer



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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