Rail Systems Communications Engineer, Senior

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Date: Nov 26, 2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 88719 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 

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 seeking a highly motivated Rail Systems Senior Communications Engineer to join our Rail Systems group located in either our Mississauga, ON, Vancouver, BC, Calgary or Edmonton, AB office.  


Reporting to the Technical Director, Communications, the successful candidate will be working with an elite group of rail design professionals focusing on North American projects, with opportunities in both the heavy rail and transit markets.


As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for: 

  • Comms Systems Design according to the project requirements (Data network, CCTV, PA, Telephony, Access Control, SCADA, Wi-Fi etc.).
  • Networking design.
  • Structured cabling and conduit design.
  • Communications Rooms sizing, layouts and elevations, equipment arrangements, rack and cabinet layouts.
  • Creating and responding to RFIs, Change Requests and similar documentation.
  • Technical Specifications Writing.
  • Coordination with other disciplines in the complex multidisciplinary projects.


What do you bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • BICSI RCDD certification, P. Eng., or EIT licensure an asset.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the application of current communication infrastructure and technologies, as well as knowledge and experience in the following:
    • NEC, NFPA, and BICSI standards and regulations.
    • Design of detailed fiber-based infrastructure plans including control and data centers.
    • Design of SCADA networks for utilities and transit.
    • Design, implementation, administration and optimization of enterprise network management systems and monitoring utilities such as HP Open View, WhatsUp, Gold, Nagios, SolarWinds or equivalent.
    • Network throughput, latency, and reliability design and calculations.
    • Design and implementation of disaster recovery plans and disaster recovery quality assurance tests for the network infrastructure to ensure business continuity.
    • Design of CCTV systems using simulation software.
    • Design of wireless voice and data systems.
    • Design of Public Address systems for stations and buildings.
    • Developing requirements for appropriate security controls to safeguard network access and other vital electronic infrastructure.
    • Ethernet core protocols and common extensions.
  • Candidates with certifications, knowledge and experience with Cisco products/technologies are preferred.  Experience with the Ontario transit/transportation industry is a considerable advantage. 
  • Experience with Communication Systems Design for Infrastructure Projects: LRTs, Rail Corridors and Yards, Office Buildings, Tunnels, Water/Wastewater Plants, and associated Comms Rooms/Data Centers.
  • Active Knowledge of Fiber Optic network design.
  • Creation and Review of all technical deliverables: Technical Drawings, Equipment Plans and Layouts, Bill of Materials, Design documents, Network Planning Documents, Installation and Test Procedures.
  • Knowledge of Server virtualization technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V etc.).
  • Knowledge of Network Equipment L2/L3 Configurations and Testing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the Design and Engineering of control systems involving PLC's, Instrumentation, SCADA systems & Networks.
  • Knowledge of PLC and HMI software (GE, AB, Siemens, Schneider, etc.).


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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