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Hydropower Engineer / Project Manager

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Date: Nov 27, 2021

Location: St. John's, NL, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 47083 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: St. John's, NL, Canada 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving 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.

Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Hydropower Engineer / Project Manager to join our Waterpower Business Unit to provide technical leadership as well as client engagement and business development with key Waterpower clients. 


The Engineer will have extensive experience leading hydropower studies and projects including; dam safety reviews, hydrotechnical studies, hydro feasibility studies, condition assessments, site investigations, rehabilitation of existing facilities. Principal responsibilities will be focused on project management, technical leadership into projects, engineering planning, project coordination, resource management, construction support and mentoring of junior engineering staff. While the majority of the efforts will be focused in Atlantic Canada the candidate will work with the global team to pursue and deliver projects across Canada and globally. The role has definite growth and management opportunities for the correct applicant.  


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Leading and managing the process of engineering commitments in accordance with scope, schedule, budget and procedures to ensure successful project completion
  • Managing design teams for successful completion of projects
  • Responsible for the preparation of technical memos, reports, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Ownership and stamping of technical documents
  • Resolving overall design and project execution issues, as required
  • Preparation of proposals, including the development of work plans and budgets
  • Develop and implement business development plans
  • Maintain a strong client focus and a commitment to achieve positive results and building key relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated ability in leading technical discussions, presentations, and technical reports


You bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of 10 years of dam / hydro related experience
  • Experience in dam safety assessments
  • Experience in rehabilitation of hydropower structures
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in NL or other Atlantic Canada Provinces

Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally



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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