Senior Highways Engineer/Manager

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Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86541 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering 

Location: Vancouver, BC, 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.


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!


Looking to take the next step in your career?


Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Highways Engineer/Manager to join the Infrastructure group in our Highways team in the Vancouver, B.C. location. In this role you will be involved in all aspects of team leadership, project management and support of design management for highways and roadway work, including associated drainage and utilities.  This is considered a hands-on role with team management, project management, design, and business development responsibilities.


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! 


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Provide profession and technical leadership and mentorship to Highways team of engineers, designers, and technicians
  • Support to business initiatives and projects, as required, within Hatch’s global domain.
  • Active involvement in client management and business development including contribution to strategic growth/recruiting
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent client relationships, and providing qualifications and input into proposals for new work
  • Serve Project Delivery roles including Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Advisor
  • Conduct and oversee the preliminary and detailed design (according to delivery model) for a variety of transportation infrastructure projects (key focus to MoTI as well as Regional and Municipal clients), involving various disciplinary complexities, size and scope (including major road reconstruction and/or widening, multi-lane expressways, interchanges, and integrated bus-rapid-transit (BRT), transit facilities, etc.)
  • Responsible for delivery team commitments to scope, schedule, and budgets on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Quality management/quality assurance including work plan development and execution, guidance, mentoring and oversight of performance of project delivery support team associated with road design
  • Ensure that project design solutions are delivered to the highest quality standards
  • Maintain Project Governance including key performance indicators such as commercial/cost, scope, change management, risk, schedule, and quality.
  • Leading and/or overseeing pursuit strategy including pre-planning, scoping, pursuit teaming, and subsequent proposal development including scope refinement, resource selection and fee assembly


You bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a P.Eng. with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a multi-disciplinary environment on infrastructure projects including highways, roadway, traffic staging, utilities, and drainage infrastructure. Minimum 5 years of experience on BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) highway projects, municipal arterial roads, or equivalent, an asset.
  • Experience with coordination of utilities, drainage, third-party utilities, and municipal infrastructure.
  • Understanding and hands-on familiarity with geometric Highway and Roadway design to MoTI and Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDGCR), as well as BC Master Municipal Construction Documents standards.
  • Experience in the production of plans, specifications, design reports, and engineer’s estimates for Highway and urban arterial roadway projects.
  • Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D and other design software experience such as Bentley design packages for the purpose of conducting quality assurance would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in presenting to clients, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Established working relationship and regular interface with various clients, especially MoTI, as well as local BC municipalities and other stakeholders.
  • Project management experience with a track record of delivering infrastructure projects to quality, budget, and timeline objectives.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory experience, fostering a high performance and collaborative team environment while establishing credibility with staff and clients.
  • Self-motivated, and ability to work independently while managing and prioritizing multiple timelines and commitments.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally with all levels of staff and clients (written and verbal); sound understanding of the consulting engineering business.
  • Ability to lead design teams in a variety of projects, including alternate delivery projects such as Design-Bid-Build (DBB), Design-Build (DB) and P3s. Experience in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) would be an asset.
  • A high emotional quotient (EQ) that can be applied to motivate teams, increase team efficiency, and aid in conflict resolution.


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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