New Graduate - Junior Rail Systems Engineer

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Date: Aug 31, 2023

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 85348 

Job Category: Engineering; Campus 

Location: Rochester, NY, United States 

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 currently seeking a highly motivated Junior Rail Systems Engineer - Signals and Train Control to join our North American Infrastructure group in our Rail Systems Engineering group in our Rochester, NY office.


The ideal candidate is an Electrical or Computer engineer with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. Candidates must have knowledge of core electrical and/or computer engineering concepts and have a minimum of 0-2 years of professional engineering experience. Any experience working in the rail industry is an advantage. An EIT registration is desirable, but not required.


**An official or unofficial transcript must be uploaded to be considered for this role.


This position reports to the Vice President of Rail Systems Engineering


As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Work with an elite group of rail systems design professionals focusing on North American projects, with opportunities in both heavy rail and transit markets
  • Participate in design, testing, and commissioning activities on various transportation projects including different rail systems discipline such as Signals and Train Control
  • Collaborate with team members locally and globally to accomplish project objectives


You bring to the role:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • A minimum of 0-2 years of engineering experience
  • Experience involving software development, electronics, machinery, or multi-discipline integration
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Multi-tasking on a variety of work assignments while meeting project deadlines
  • Solving unique problems through self-motivated learning and research
  • Familiarity and interest in technical writing


The following skills/experience is a plus:

  • EIT certificate
  • Experience in the rail industry
  • Highly developed analytical skills and hands-on experience
  • Field testing


For all Junior Employees, we offer more ways to grow and learn.  Most of these continue throughout your career. 


What we offer
•    Stability and consistency – our role here at Hatch are long term full time.  We do not hire for one project; we hire full time employees to grow them within Hatch.  You are joining the Hatch team and family to grow your career in a way that is best for you. 
•    Our goal is to convert 100% of students/coops/interns to full time offers.
•    Expected growth at Hatch: 
        o    Overall 
          §    You will be able learn about the different sectors, processes, people, and culture that drives our business.
          §    You will learn from others- developing relationships with your managers, colleagues, etc. 
          §    We want to learn from you too!  Share your referrals for us to connect with and interview, let us know what you are reading/learning about, fill us in on your university events!  Help us both flex our growth mindsets!
          §    Growth in our communities locally, but also thinking globally.
        o    In 3 ways: Experiential, Exposure, and Education: 
          §    Experiential- 70% of learning is on the job, hands-on!
          §    Exposure- 20% of learning- Talking with others, mentoring, professional development groups!
          §    Education- Courses (online or in person)- often created by Hatch specific to your role!
•    Company gatherings, happy hours, social interaction to build strong work relationships.
•    Social Activities- After work events (Top Golf, Barcadia, Virtual escape room)
•    Regional networking
•    Young Professional Groups (YP) 
        o    Orientation- young professional presentations/panels to start your career at Hatch.
        o    YP (Young professional) Presentations- what it’s like to work on site.
•    KEG sessions (Keep Education Going)
•    PDP (Professional Development Program)
•    Challenging career with countless opportunities
•    The opportunity to receive excellent mentorship from industry experts.
•    An exciting work environment involved in constantly evolving industry.
•    Ability to apply your skills to challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects, while working alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people.


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, 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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