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Aviation Co-op (Fall 2022)

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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 68841 

Job Category: Campus 

Location: Vancouver, BC, 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 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!


New infrastructure and revitalizing assets are a key part of growth for any economy. We work with our clients to imagine and build cities of the future through a constant commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology. 

Our knowledge of 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! 


Hatch is seeking an Electrical Engineering student for the Vancouver Aviation Group. The Vancouver office specializes in major Infrastructure, Power, and Mining projects, and the Aviation group falls within the Infrastructure sector. If you have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and good grades, we want to hear from you. The candidate shall be a 4th year student in Electrical Engineering.
Working closely with our Aviation Group engineers and designers, you will act as a technical resource on exciting and challenging infrastructure projects.  You will apply good observation and analytical skills to support design and on-site field reviews. Candidates will be exposed to modern design tools including AutoCAD, MicroStation, and DIALux.
The student will be assigned to work closely with experienced professional engineers who will provide guidance and mentoring. There will be opportunities to gain experience in a variety of technical areas.


  • Work with project engineers and other project team members on drafting & design deliverables;
  • Use and become familiar with relevant standards covering aviation and airport environment;
  • Use relevant software (e.g. MicroStation, AutoCAD, MS Excel, MS Project, DIALux) in course of work;
  • Power system modeling and design (ETAP, SKM, EasyPower, etc.)
  • Assist with preparation of quantity take-offs in support of cost estimating purposes;
  • Support design and layout of airfield infrastructure, utility routing, and general electrical engineering for planning, concept, detailed design, and construction support on multidisciplinary project teams;
  • Conduct desk studies, survey data review, as-built drawing review, existing data analysis, and design assignments;
  • Provide on-site field reviews for airport infrastructure projects, including monitoring, review, documenting, photographing, and comparing constructed condition to construction drawings and specifications;
  • On-site field reviews will primarily be at Vancouver Airport, but there may be need/opportunity to support other locations as well.  Field review often requires night shifts;
  • Assist project managers and senior engineers to deliver infrastructure projects;
  • Support preparation of field review logs, design reports, and design drawings;
  • Support delivery of Hatch’s engineering consultancy services to budget and schedule;
  • Obtain membership and engage with relevant professional institutions.



  • A 4th year student currently enrolled in an Electrical Engineering co-op program from an accredited university/college;
  • In good academic standing;
  • Extracurricular involvement; enthusiastic and ambitious;
  • Basic Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation;
  • Desire to learn large airfield design projects such as runways and taxiways;
  • Self-motivated with good organizational capability;
  • Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Show critical and creative thinking and problem solving, and bring forward solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges;
  • Class 5 driver’s license;
  • Valid passport (for Restricted Area Identification Card application with Transport Canada and the Vancouver Airport Authority);
  • Fully vaccinated and able to provide vaccination records.


What we can offer?

  • Challenging career with countless opportunities in the infrastructure sector;
  • 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


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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