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Operational Readiness Specialist - Mississauga

Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 15139 

Job Category: Consulting 


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.


Are you interested in industrial operations and operational performance? Do you wish to make a difference to our clients by helping them to integrate the changes generated by their capital projects into their organization?

 As Operational Readiness Specialist at Hatch, you will work directly with our clients on a variety of industrial projects in the mining and metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors. From the development of the operational readiness program to its implementation, our global team helps organizations get their operation teams ready to assume full responsibility for the new facilities resulting from capital projects. While engineering and construction are underway, the operational readiness program ensures that the necessary organization is in place and the management systems are available and robust enough to achieve a safe and efficient ramp up and meet the investment business case.

 The team is looking for candidates who are interested in the following:

What will you be doing?       

  • Offering tailor-made services so that each operations readiness program helps clients meet their economic objectives;
  • Working actively and jointly with clients’ operation teams on all operational readiness projects;
  • Developing a structured and realistic operational readiness plan, in conjunction with all departments and all organization levels, allowing its implementation management using connected and high-performance tools;
  • Holding workshops with the clients’ teams to develop a business philosophy and operation strategy;
  • Supporting and advising clients on structuring the budget of their project;
  • Assisting with the project risk evaluation and management processes;
  • Planning start up activities for our clients’ new facilities;
  • Managing the execution of the operations readiness plan in conjunction with the client teams and in accordance with best industry practices;
  • Using class leading OR systems and tools, as well as industry specific expertise to execute the OR scope of work;
  • Actively participating in ramp up activities within multidisciplinary teams;
  • Supporting operations beyond the project phase through performance improvement activities, such as reliability and productivity optimization;
  • Providing digital technologies and solutions in close collaboration with Hatch’s Digital Group to improve our clients’ business;
  • Contributing to the development of the Operational Readiness group at the regional and global levels; and
  • Participating in the Operational Readiness group’s business development activities.

 Required skills:

Hatch stands by the quality of its services, which is the result of the know-how of its employees. For this reason, we are looking for candidates who have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience;
  • 8–12 years of industrial experience (in operations or as a consultant);
  • Skills in project and team management;
  • Good technical knowledge in their field of expertise;
  • Excellent analytical and summarizing skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both French and English;
  • The ability to influence and negotiate with others to obtain the best results for the benefit of our clients’ projects and organizations;
  • Sensitivity to the clients’ needs and the ability to establish sustainable, open, and honest relationships;
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office tools; and
  • Willingness to travel across the country and internationally for work.

 Assets that will further strength your application include:

  • Cross-functional experience and exposure to a variety of roles and responsibilities within operations (site management, production, maintenance, health, safety, environment and community, warehouse and inventory management, etc.);
  • Consulting experience in the mining and metals, energy, or infrastructure sectors;
  • Experience in managing or executing operational readiness projects;
  • Experience in managing or executing large-scale projects; and
  • Proven business development skills.

 We offer:

  • A flexible social benefits program from day one;
  • A pension plan;
  • Three weeks of vacation from day one;
  • Work–life balance initiatives (working from home, flexible schedule);
  • A long-term career development plan;
  • Mentorship and leadership programs;
  • A corporate learning centre;
  • A work environment focused on knowledge sharing and recognition of individual and group success; and

 Become a member of our operational readiness team, a global industry leader, and continue developing your talents while diversifying your experience.

 We wish to thank all candidates applying.


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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