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Structural Engineer - Water Power

Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 21140 

Job Category: Energy; 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.

We are seeking a qualified Structural Engineer with extensive analysis and design experience on large and small hydro power projects. The Engineer will be part of an engineering team and will be responsible for providing technical leadership and the design of concrete and steel structures involving dam spillways, intake structures, power house, hoist support structures and stability analyses of dams and related structures. The academic background and experience in the seismic analysis and design, particularly involving Response Spectrum and Time History Analyses of hydro power structures will be an asset.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Working in a fast-paced, dynamic team with other engineers in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Performing design calculations, analyses using software programs and documenting findings and recommendations in a report
  • Preparing specifications for a variety of structural engineering tasks involving construction and/or rehabilitation of concrete and steel structures for hydroelectric generating stations, substations, and dams
  • Developing preliminary and detailed designs as well as overseeing and guiding the preparation of civil/structural drawings for construction
  • Taking ownership of the technical deliverables
  • Leading and managing the process of engineering commitments in accordance with scope, schedule, budget and procedures to ensure successful project completion
  • Managing the design teams of junior structural engineers and designers, for successful completion of the project(s), while ensuring a continuous career development of staff
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all design activities
  • Maintaining structural engineering work procedures and computer aided design programs
  • Preparing and contributing to technical memos and reports, within areas of expertise
  • Stamp documents and drawings as required
  • Assist in preparing proposals

 

Qualifications and Experience Requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university
  • A Master’s degree in structural engineering will be considered an asset
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience, and at least 5 years of relevant experience working on hydropower projects, involving the analysis and design features of hydropower projects, such as:
    • Stability analyses of dams and other related structures
    • The analysis and design of hoist supporting structures and hoist towers
    • Seismic analysis of structural steel hoist tower structures, and concrete dam structures, involving Response Spectrum and Time History Analyses
    • Design of powerhouse structures, involving turbine foundations, substructure and superstructure
    • Design of penstocks (buried penstocks, above ground penstocks and liners) 
    • Design of gate structures including Vertical gates, Radial gates, Bulkheads, Stoplogs etc.  
    • Balance of Plant design for hydroelectric facilities including design of concrete and steel structures, platforms, cranes and monorails etc.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in BC or other Canadian Province (candidates with strong international experience and eligibility for P Eng. designation in Canada will be considered)
  • Site experience will be considered an asset  
  • Sound understanding of design engineering codes and technical standards
  • Experience with STAAD Pro, SAP2000 or similar structural analysis software
  • Solid experience in the preparation of reports and specifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Strong client focus and a desire to achieve results including the ability to manage multiple priorities and time lines

 

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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