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Sr. Advanced Signal Engineer

Date: Jun 28, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 19824 

Job Category: 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.


Hatch is currently seeking a Sr. Advanced Signal Engineer in our New York City office. In this role, you will be part of an elite team of signaling professionals focusing on North American projects with some opportunity to work internationally, if desired. As with all of our positions, this position is an entrepreneurial role in which you will be able to leverage Hatch and our more than 500 rail experts globally to your ultimate success. 


Our ideal candidate will be veteran of the rail signaling industry in the US with proven experience in designing and engineering train control systems, pushing the boundaries of technical excellence and levels efficiency found by developing better processes and procedures, and lastly a proven history or superior teamwork and the selfless pursuit of personal and company performance.  While engineering excellence is important, it is equally important to have developed interpersonal skills as client interaction will be required for most if not all projects.   


Finally, our ideal candidate will have a reputation of technical excellence and trust in the industry.  Trust and ability to follow through is critically important to Hatch and as a spokes person, this position must be trusted above nearly all others. 


Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:

  • Develop concept of operations, system requirements, plans and specifications suitable to tender a complete signal system;
  • Develop detailed designs, application programs, testing and commissioning plans suitable for execution by contractors;
  • Present ideas, concepts and details to owners, contractors, and others;
  • Coordinate with a wide diversity of stakeholders to develop integrated and accepted solution;
  • Coordinate and build partnerships both internally with Hatch and externally with partners to achieve goals;
  • Review work of others and provide detailed and constructive commentary in a professional setting;
  • Work with other to promote Hatch and develop opportunites for new work.



The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical discipline, advanced degree preferred;
  • Professional Engineering Licence and IRSE are preferred;
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in the rail signaling industry with at least three (3) of those working for manufacturers or contractors and at least one project based in the US;
  • Five (5) or more years of multidisciplinary project experience such as planning, project management, or large project systems integration, including use of ISO 15288 SE principals;
  • Five (5) or more years of experience with advanced signal and train control systems such as CBTC, PTC, and/or ERTMS;
  • Experience with freight rail, commuter rail, metro and LRT signaling with emphasis on brown field upgrades to advanced signal systems;
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with the design and implementation of relay based track circuits, ATC, ATP, ATO, PTC, grade crossings and CBTC signaling including but not limited to modeling and simulations, preliminary design, detailed design, RAMS, programming, field testing, and V&V;
  • Preferred experience with multi-vendor equipment;
  • Demonstrable experience in specification development, engineering procedure development, standards development, financial management, estimating, etc;
  • Knowledge of railway operations, system safety, RAMS and associated requirements;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written, including technical writing) is required;
  • Demostrable experience in training, mentoring and developing staff and educating clients in all aspects of system engineering.


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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