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Rail Technician/Designer

Date: Jul 21, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 20748 

Job Category: Designers; Infrastructure 


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 is currently seeking a highly motivated Rail Technician/Designer to join our dynamic Rail & Transit team located in our Vancouver office.



  • Deliver civil engineering design and drawings as part of a team on rail infrastructure projects
  • Work alongside engineers, other discipline designers and drafters within the team and the wider office in the development of both 2D and 3D CAD design, calculations, drawings and specifications
  • Design track and railway infrastructures in accordance with the quality objectives and applicable regulations, laws and standards
  • Design, create drawings and perform drafting tasks with minimal supervision
  • Perform the various steps of the project according to the deadlines
  • Perform other related duties as may contribute to the realization of projects



  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent Technical Program from an accredited institution
  • 3+ years’ experience working for an engineering consultancy within the rail sector
  • Heavy rail design experience in addition to metro and/or light rail design experience is appreciated
  • Experience in civil infrastructure, road alignment, grading and drainage design, and construction would be an asset
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Having experience in the use of applicable railway industry standards
  • Excellent AutoCAD capabilities
  • Working knowledge of Civil 3D is a must
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with the various parties involved in the process
  • Time management skills and ability to adapt to change
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work on several projects at a time with multiple design teams


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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