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Senior Structural Engineer - Tunnels

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Date: Nov 5, 2020

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 34222 

Job Category: Engineering; Infrastructure 


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.

Your Team:


Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Structural Engineer to join the Infrastructure group in our Tunnels and Underground Structures team based out of Hatch’s technical excellence center in Mississauga where, among other notable achievements, the first segmental tunnel linings used in North America were designed for the Toronto Transit Commission.


New infrastructure and revitalizing assets are a key part of growth for any economy. We work with our clients to imagine and build cities of the future through a constant commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology. 


Your role:


In this position, you will be responsible for various technical leadership duties related to structural engineering including design of tunnels and underground infrastructure. You will be involved on a wide variety of tunnel and underground infrastructure projects including those for transit, water/wastewater conveyance, power and industrial applications.  Project size will range from small studies to large-scale and high-profile programs.  Working for both owner and contractor clients, the role will be challenging and offer fantastic opportunities for skill set and leadership development.


You will be required to lead and work within our integrated team where daily tasks include carrying out feasibility assessments, option development, various level of design, constructability and risk assessments.  Your work will focus on structural design components including reinforced concrete and steel design, soil-structure interaction analysis and seismic design for tunnels and underground infrastructure. Your understanding of the underground infrastructure industry and expertise in the use of commercially available advanced structural and ground-structure modelling software will be your foundation.  Your ability to learn quickly and think critically will be a key asset as you become familiar with Hatch and help advance our industry-leading tunnel and underground infrastructure group. 


Your responsibilities:


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Lead structural design teams in the analysis and design of tunnels and underground infrastructure including preparation of calculation and drawing packages
  • Manage less experienced team members, providing coaching and helping them to develop required expertise in structural engineering for tunnel and underground infrastructure projects
  • Provide direct input to the development and assessment of preliminary design options
  • Manage production of structural drawings and implement all QA/QC requirements
  • Develop and review structural technical reports and memoranda
  • Prepare design, tender and contract documents, and prepare proposals
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary design teams including geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, architects, planners etc. to ensure all requirements are understood and accounted for in the overall design
  • Manage client relations including attendance at meetings, responding to inquiries and preparing proposals
  • Liaise with project stakeholders including local governments, transit authorities, regulatory and approval agencies, contractors and suppliers
  • Provide leadership and be a self-starter
  • Deliver quality service to our clients and communities served


You bring to the role:

  • Structural or Civil Engineering degree, from an accredited university.  Graduate degree(s) in structural engineering would be considered a definite asset
  • Professional Engineer with the P.Eng. designation in Ontario (or equivalent)
  • 10+ years of experience in the design and construction of tunnels and underground infrastructure with an emphasis on structural design, analysis and modelling including ground-structure and seismic analysis and modelling
  • Experience and fluency with advanced structural and ground-structure modelling software
  • Experience with local and international design codes and standards.  Hatch is a global company and your projects will be located in a number of different countries
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office is mandatory. Experience with industry standard design and analysis software including CADD is preferred
  • Experience with a variety of project delivery approaches including Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build and a variety of project funding arrangements including P3
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, exercise independent judgment, interact with other staff, collaborate with other disciplines, and mentor junior staff


Why join us?

  • Develop innovation partnerships
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment.
  • Long term career development


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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