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Senior Electrical Designer

Date: Apr 25, 2019

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 19612 

Job Category: Designers; Engineering; Instrumentation & Controls 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States  


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.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch, a full-service engineering consultancy, is currently seeking a highly motivated Electrical CAD Designer to join the team in Pittsburgh, PA. Our team consists of highly specialized electrical, communication and technology engineers focused on applying emerging technologies to projects in the mining/metals, energy, infrastructure, and/or other heavy industrial sectors.

This challenging position involves working as part of a highly specialized team focused on planning and design of electrical, automation and communications systems for water, transportation, and industrial projects.

Relocation assistance may be provided, at Hatch’s sole discretion, to applicants who do not reside in the state of Pennsylvania.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work on a range of electrical design-engineering industrial solutions.
  • Produce and maintain engineering drawings using 2D/3D CAD software as required.
  • Produce designs and drawings for electrical systems, i.e. motor control centre schematic diagrams, interconnection diagrams, cable schedules, single line diagrams, general arrangement drawings and grounding/earthing, lighting/services designs.
  • Complete cable tray and raceway design and calculate cable sizing.
  • Design instrument loop sheets, control panel, heat trace, perform calculations and produce Bill of Materials.
  • Ensure all drawings and deliverables are checked to comply project and company quality standards.
  • Execute designs following the electrical design criteria for the project as well as defined design standards, codes, and regulations.
  • Ensure coordination of all electrical interfaces with designers and engineers of other disciplines.
  • Supervise the work of junior designers assigned to the projects.
  • Possible involvement in project and workload decisions.
  • Participate in filed surveys at client sites that may require significant amounts of walking.
  • On site construction supervision and commissioning support is a plus.


  • 5+ years of experience in electrical design.
  • Proficient in CAD design 2D/3D (Microstation v8i, AutoCAD, Revit, BRCM, etc.).
  • Knowledge of all types of high, medium and low voltage electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge of control systems and instrumentation design is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards (NEC, NFPA, NEMA, IEEE).
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving skills and multitasking ability.
  • Multidisciplinary design knowledge.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent safety awareness.




No immigration sponsorship is available for this position.  Hatch does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency except in some areas that, in Hatch’s sole discretion, require highly-specialized backgrounds.


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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