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Structural Engineer, Hydropower

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Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 29745 

Job Category: Energy; Engineering 


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 with an exciting challenge?  Hatch, a full-service consulting company, is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Structural Engineer to join the Water Power team based in  Seattle, WA, Amherst, NY, Salem, MA or Manchester, NH. 
You will be responsible for leading the design, delivery and documentation of project requirements for a variety of facilities, including hydropower and other concrete and steel structures within the private and public sectors. This position provides the opportunity to be involved in various projects throughout North America and abroad, act as client liaison, and contribute to regional marketing/Business Development efforts.  You will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team focused on growing not only your technical skills, but growing Hatch’s business in the U.S.
Professional Qualifications/Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural engineering from an accredited University. Graduate degree would be advantageous.  
  • P.E. license is required, S.E. would be advantageous.
  • 10+ years of experience in Structural Engineering. Candidates with experience in hydropower, dams, locks, canals, large steel gates or related structures preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in structural design of reinforced concrete and steel structures.
  • Working knowledge of US codes and standards. Familiarity with USACE design Standards and / or FERC Part 12D dam safety requirements would be a plus.
  • Field experience related to construction and/or inspection preferred.
  • Use of commercially available programs for structural and finite element analysis. Proficiency in ANSYS and/or similar programs that can be used for advanced analysis such as dynamic response spectrum or seismic time history analysis, is a plus.




  • Design and analysis of a variety of structures, such as concrete dams and other hydraulic structures including detailed assessment of seismic and flood loading.
  • Coaching other engineering and support staff, including mentoring of junior engineers, and provision of quality assurance review or input where required.
  • Demonstrate the firm's capabilities, determine and meet client's needs, and assist with proposal preparation and other business development activities.
  • Assign personnel to various projects and monitor their progress.
  • Co-ordinate with other discipline engineers and ensure that project deliverables meet schedule, time, budget and quality standards.


Why join the Hatch Water Power team?


  • Our Vision - We are passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change.
  • Our Mission - Together we create unprecedented outcomes for our clients by partnering with them to develop better ideas.  We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable.
  • Our Values - We believe in exceptional ideas delivered with exceptional service.
  • Our Personality - We are entrepreneurs with a technical soul.
  • Our Excellence – work with over 300 global Water Power specialists and professionals; many of whom are leaders in the industry.
  • Our Innovation – we have been long recognized for our innovative solutions and technologies developed across all our businesses.




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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