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Rail Engineer

Date: Jul 21, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

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.



Hatch’s team of professionals provides cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions for the North American rail and transit industry with unprecedented success. We have earned an outstanding reputation with our clients as we offer a full range of services to handle any size project — from a small improvement initiative to a major multi-billion-dollar expansion program.  Hatch has planned, designed, and managed some of the most visible rail and transit projects in North America and worldwide.


We are currently seeking a highly motivated Railway Engineer to join our dynamic Rail &Transit Infrastructure Team located in our Vancouver office.



  • Design track and railway infrastructure in accordance with applicable regulations, laws and standards (ex. MTQ, CP, CN and AREMA);
  • Participate in the planning stages, design and construction of a project;
  • Work collaboratively with project managers and multi-disciplinary design teams;
  • Assign and review the technical design work of junior engineers;
  • Prepare reports on the execution of work and adherence to the schedule;
  • Prepare technical specifications and bidding documents and assist in the analysis of bids;
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations in health and safety on construction sites;
  • Perform detailed technical analysis, interpret data, make summaries and draft reports;
  • Visit construction sites to ensure the quality of the work and to carry out inspections.


  • Hold a bachelor's degree in civil engineering;
  • Must have between three (3) to eight (8) years of professional experience in design or construction of track and railway infrastructure;
  • Solid experience utilizing Civil 3D is a must;
  • Experience in project management of public or private infrastructure projects;
  • Technical experience in the planning and design of transit and freight railway infrastructure;
  • Site experience working on railway projects;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work in order to meet cost targets, quality targets and deadlines;
  • Time management skills and ability to adapt to change;
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

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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