Intermediate Civil Engineer

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: St. John's, NL, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86963 

Job Category: Engineering; Construction 

Location: St. John's, NL, Canada 

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.


Dynamic Earth Solutions (DES) specializes in site planning, spatial information and digital terrain modeling, surface and subsurface investigations, rock mechanics, underground structures, geotechnical laboratory services, flood forecasting and water resource management through our geotechnical, hydrotechnical, and civil site development expertise.



What a Career at Hatch Offers You:

  • You will have opportunities to contribute to complex projects around the world in meaningful ways

  • Work on problems and gain experience in the office and on project sites

  • Collaborate with diverse teams locally and globally

  • Work in an exciting environment where you can apply your academic learning on a daily basis

  • The opportunity for knowledge exchange with some of the leading minds and authorities in the industry.

  • Participate in local Professional Development Programs, Sustainability Week, Toastmasters, and more to develop your skills

  • Flexible work hours


Intermediate Civil Engineer

Hatch has an opportunity for an Intermediate Civil Engineer to work on several ongoing projects out of our St. John’s, Newfoundland office.

The successful candidate will perform general civil engineering and design activities involving site preparation, grading, drainage, roads, paving, etc. for mining, heavy industrial, rail projects and more.

We're entrepreneurs with a technical soul. Our flat organizational structure creates an atmosphere of openness and participation. We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable. Our ultimate goal is to achieve no harm for our people, our clients, and our communities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Earthworks design

  • Site grading design

  • Drainage design, storm sewers design, and stormwater management

  • Roads geometric design and pavement design.

  • Sanitary sewers design

  • Hydrology and hydraulics

  • Open channel and culvert design

  • Proposal, Technical Specification and Technical memo/report writing


Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Leading the civil team members through to completion of assigned projects in areas of bulk earthworks, site drainage, mine and plant roads and earth and mine tailings structures design

  • QA/QC of design calculations and contract documents

  • Assuming responsibilities of discipline practice on assigned

  • project scope

  • Working collaboratively with the project managers and multi-discipline design teams

  • Quality control – Drawing and calculations checking and verification

  • Mentoring young engineers

  • Candidates may need to be available for travel to site and other offices when necessary

  • Ensure civil design work is being executed in accordance with the design intent, criteria and regulations shown on civil concept drawings and specifications and/or project scopes.

  • Support field engineering to ensure the design intent is conveyed to the contractors.

  • Provide technical support to field engineering (as required) for engineering requirements, risk assessments, dispute resolution, filed Request for Information (RFI’s), commissioning, etc.


Preferred Software skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel

  • InRoads/Openroads, Microstation, AutoCAD and Civil 3D software skills are considered an asset but not required


What you bring to the role:

The ideal candidate will be a licensed engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized engineering program, in addition to having more than 5+ years of relevant industry experience. The attributes most sought after in this position are:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized engineering University

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Registered as a P.Eng. 

  • Thorough understanding of the design process including the application of civil design software packages

  • Previous design and construction site experience in mass/detailed earthworks, site grading, storm drainage, access roads, sewers, and earth structures for large projects

  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately

  • Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivated, quick to deliver and a team player

  • Effective communication skills as the candidate will have to coordinate and communicate with multi-discipline teams and clients as well as team working under his/her supervision.

  • Must be a leader and able to guide and lead a team of engineers and designers to deliver high quality work.

  • Good communication skills are most desirable. The candidate will have to coordinate and communicate with multi-discipline teams and clients as well as team working under his/her supervisions. 

  • Must be familiar with reading terrain maps/models and contours.


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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