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Commissioning Engineer, Electrical Distribution

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Date: Jun 13, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 38026 

Job Category: Energy 


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.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Commissioning Engineer to join the team in New York City. This is a project delivery position within the Smart Grid and Asset Management (SGAM) team at Hatch. The selected candidate is expected to have a good understanding of electrical distribution systems (including underground, 50kV or less), having worked at an electric utility, electrified rail or port facility, or other larger infrastructure sector with significant electrical distribution equipment. Specific experience in electrical system (pre-)commissioning, outage coordination and/or operations optimization services to distribution system assets is beneficial. The candidate may also have experience in the development or implementation of maintenance programs, manuals, inventory management, asset health assessments, or other supportive electrical equipment asset management programs.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Participate in delivering electrical distribution projects, which will require regular travel to the project site (within the New York City area). Occasional efforts will be required to support the business development and marketing initiatives of the broader Power sector sales team. This position will be expected to perform some shift work, as individual project delivery requirements require.
  • Support the resolution of challenging problems pertaining to large (utility like) distribution systems. This could include site & process assessments, gap analyses, development of roadmaps for improvement, leading and/or supporting the implementation of roadmaps, resiliency planning, system vulnerability assessments and construction / commissioning support.
  • Support the planning & delivery of asset integration systems for electric utilities with increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs), integrating data analytics and other optimization software platforms to improve the utilities’ customer relationship, and return on invested capital.
  • Supporting all delivery activities in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including all of Hatch’s policies and procedures, including Safety, Environmental, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and progress and financial reporting.


You bring to the role: 


  • 5-8 years of experience in the design, pre-commissioning, commissioning, operations, or auditing of electrical distribution systems.
  • Experience working with the asset management team for electric distribution system assets.
  • Experience with system optimized planning & utilization, asset evaluation & selection, development, asset GIS tagging & tracking, maintenance planning, and ultimate disposal or renewal of distribution system assets.
  • Familiar with the asset management standards ISO 55000, 55001, and 55002.
  • Familiar with the application of data analytics to asset management techniques.
  • Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering, or an electrical certified engineering technologist (CET).
  • Legally able to work in the US.




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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