Rail Vehicle Mechanical Engineer

Date: Oct 3, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86566 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Consulting; Engineering; Project Engineering; Project Management 

Location: Washington, DC, United States 

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!


Are you ready to change the world?  At Hatch we are passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change.  Your contribution as part of a leading team will help create unprecedented outcomes for our clients by partnering with them to develop better ideas. Our exceptional, diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge, applying them to the world's toughest challenges. We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable.  Our large backlog and track record of winning multidisciplinary rail programs will create many opportunities to utilize your engineering design expertise, apply your technical leadership, innovatively solve problems.     


Our industry leading Rail Vehicle and Operations team is adding a Mechanical Engineer to our Rail Practice in our Greenbelt, MD office.  As an influential member of our engineering team, you will work on the challenges facing our clients as they modernize and maintain critical passenger rail assets.  While direct experience on rail vehicles is preferred, transferrable skills from similar industries will be considered as equivalent experience for this position.


You bring to the role: 

  • A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical / mechanical systems (pneumatics, HVAC, brakes) on rail vehicles.
  • Project management experience is preferred, but not required.
  • A professional engineering license (P.E.) is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A desire to work with a team, or in a lead role in a client centered environment
  • A knack for multi-tasking and handling a variety of work assignments under deadlines.


How you will work:

  • Solve client problems through design efforts
  • Shape the outcome of solution through design reviews of submittals from vendors,
  • Contribute to technical working sessions to solve problems raised by clients
  • Get hands on experience evaluating real prototype and first article equipment; guide design revisions through a detailed descriptions of review findings
  • Participate in quality assurance and manufacturing audits
  • Witness equipment undergoing qualification testing, including shock and vibration, environmental, and functional testing
  • Assist with the conduct forensic investigation of failed components and equipment and reporting findings under the direction of senior staff
  • Develop technical specifications for mechanical equipment
  • Be a key resource as engineer supporting your teammates


Why Hatch?

Our diverse industries and work streams offer choices based on where you are in your career and where you want to go next.  Hatch employees thrive and enjoy:

  • Having a planned career growth and development path 
  • Directly engaging and learning from world-class experts
  • Working on innovative, sustainable solutions to the world's toughest challenges
  • The potential of our employee-owned company with offices in 70+ countries
  • Our benefits packages that may include medical, dental, parental leave, flexible work, employee / family assistance / mental wellness programs, among others.
  • A flexible work environment.


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.



Official Title : Rail Vehicle Mechanical Engineer

Primary Location : United States-Greenbelt, MD

Job : Infrastructure

Schedule : Full-time

Shift : Monday - Friday

Number of Openings : 1

Salary : $110k - $154k (Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

Reports to : Resource Director, Vehicle Mechanical Engineering - Southeast


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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