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Operational Readiness Specialist

Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 9768 

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.


Operational Readiness Specialist

Are you an Operational Readiness (OR) Specialist keen to work for a world-class market leader in OR and continue diversifying your skills?

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

From conception through to developing and deploying procedures, systems and workplace tools; this experienced OR team assists businesses deliver faster ramp up in a safe and efficient manner allowing for the smooth, sustained operation of newly created or modified assets.

Our Advisory team is currently seeking a person who is interested in:

  • Working dynamically and collaboratively with client teams in every operational readiness (OR) project;
  • Accessing and using class leading OR systems and operations, as well as industry specific expertise to execute the OR scope of work;
  • The ability to offer tailor-made OR services across the various project phases, to ensure the client’s project business case is reflected in every OR plan;
  • The ability to support the operations beyond the project phase through performance enhancement activities such as reliability and productivity optimisation;
  • Working closely with the company’s Digital Practice - providing digital technology and solutions to positively transform clients' businesses—across the metals, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Successful candidates will be engaged to work on key project and client teams – as well as actively contributing to the further development of the practice.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Engaging with clients to identify risks and opportunities;
  • Support Clients in the development of suitable OR planning and execution processes;
  • Project Management: Facilitate, lead and/or mentor clients and teams in a dynamic environment to manage and execute OR in areas including: project controls, risk management, quality assurance, OR development and document management processes;
  • Actively lead and manage client engagements and business development activities.

Ideal candidates will be self-starters who are able to demonstrate their skills and experience and/or potential in the following areas:

  • Excellent safety awareness and experience working to industry standards;
  • Experience in an operations facility, production, maintenance, supply chain and logistics and / or engineering;
  • Sensitivity to customer’s needs; with the ability to develop sustainable, open and honest relationships with Clients and colleagues alike;
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Team leadership skills and willingness to effectively collaborate with others;
  • Ability to negotiate and influence others to achieve best for project / business outcomes;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft suite and a planning tool such as MS Project;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for business.

Your application will further be strengthened if you also possess:

  • Cross functional experience in operations facilities;
  • Has held manager or supervisor position in an operations facility
  • Experience working in a project environment;
  • Demonstrated Client engagement skills (from identifying leads and securing work to maintaining and building Client relationships/networks);
  • Experience contributing to bids, proposals, and commercial documents (estimates etc.);
  • Proficient in French;
  • Certificate in Training and Assessment, or equivalent.


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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