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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Vancouver

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Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 32901 

Job Category: Engineering 


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.


The Mechanical & Piping Group is a Hatch global practice providing Mechanical design expertise to a wide variety of Hatch's commodity-based business practices. Our capability spans through the entire project lifecycle comprising; scoping, conceptual design, pre-feasibility, feasibility studies, detailed engineering, construction support and project management. The group supports all of Hatch’s sectors including; energy, mining & mineral processing and infrastructure.


Our Vancouver team is currently seeking a dedicated Senior Mechanical Engineer to assist project work both in the office, and in the field.  The Mechanical Engineer is broadly responsible for establishing system requirements, performing functional analyses,  preparing engineering calculations, technical specifications, data sheets and reports while mentoring and leading junior engineers.  In addition, the Senior Mechanical Engineer is required to develop, or provide input into 3D models and 2D drawings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist or lead the definition of mechanical project scope
  • Lead the mechanical engineering team on projects  and ensure delivery of project requirements as they relate to scope, cost and schedule
  • Perform system analyses, establish user requirements, analyze system functional and performance requirements, define design criteria, and provide input to the design team on layouts and designs
  • Prepare engineering calculations such as hydraulic modeling, equipment sizing and tank, pressure vessel or bin design while ensuring that all analyses satisfy user and system requirements
  • Prepare technical specifications based on input received from other disciplines
  • Conduct interface management between related systems and disciplines.
  • Manage and review engineering work packages associated with project deliverables including management of project budgets and schedule.
  • Prepare, review or approve technical deliverables such as equipment specifications, data sheets, calculations, etc.
  • Prepare and contribute to technical memos and reports, within areas of expertise
  • Provide input to engineering, operating and capital cost estimates
  • Prepare, review or approve project standard specifications and design criteria
  • Provide input to 3D models and 2D mechanical drawings
  • Participate in and contribute to design reviews
  • Assist in the compilation and delivery of monthly engineering status reports
  • Assist with technical queries raised during the construction phase
  • Assist in the commissioning of systems on site as required
  • Follow company standard quality procedures
  • Prepare or provide input to proposals in the area of expertise


Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc/BEng in mechanical engineering
  • Registration as a professional engineer in British Columbia and/or other provinces of Canada
  • Minimum eight years of project engineering experience in a heavy industrial EPCM environment.
  • Experience with heavy industrial equipment including crushing, milling and flotation equipment.
  • Experience in leading small and large mechanical teams in multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of industry standards, regulations and codes pertinent to the mechanical engineering discipline
  • Sound knowledge of engineering management systems, deliverable progress measurement
  • Experience in client engagement as a mechanical lead in mining & mineral processing projects.
  • Ability to delegate tasks and effectively supervise engineers and designers.
  • Experience in the use of procedures and workflows in the execution of projects


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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