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Date:May 11, 2024

Location: Boston, MA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 91601

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

Location: Boston, MA, 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 ( , andinfrastructure ( , our10,000 colleagues ( in150 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 infrastructureteam ( is for you!

Looking to take the next step in your career?

Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated OCS (Overhead Contact System) Engineer to join our North American Infrastructure group in our Rail Systems team in theBoston, MA area.

Other possible locations: Ambler, PA (suburban Philadelphia); Chicago IL; Minneapolis, MN, Newark, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA

In this role the ideal candidate is a results-driven engineering professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. Candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills, have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and maintaining a high level of quality, as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Design OCS layout, wire tensions, foundations, poles/columns/structures for light rail, commuter rail and streetcar with pantograph as well as streetcar and electrified buses with trolley poles.

  • Coordinate with other engineers for systems integration and design.

  • Prepare design reports.

  • Develop documents including specifications, drawings and cost estimates.

  • Review project submittals and requests for information from contractors.

  • Provide installation, testing and commissioning support to clients.

  • Management of OCS projects.

You bring to the role:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, relevant experience may be considered as a substitute for degree requirements.

  • 5 to 15 years of experience with dc OCS systems design, including the design of 600 to 1500 volt dc rail as well as 12 to 25 kilovolt AC

  • Thorough understanding of the National Electrical Safety Code (NEC) and local codes.

  • Professional engineer’s license or engineer-in-training certificate is an advantage.

  • Experience with the North American transit/transportation industry is highly desirable.

The following skills/experience are a plus:

  • Tension and pole/foundation load calculations

  • AutoCAD or MicroStation experience.

  • Experience with Structural engineering analysis software like STAAD and RISA is a plus.

  • Experience in field testing of OCS systems

  • Knowledge of railway traction power systems

  • Project management experience

Why join us?

  • Work withgreat people ( to make a difference

  • Collaborate on excitingprojects ( to develop innovative solutions

  • Top employer (

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 thediversity ( of thecommunities ( 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, veteran, 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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