Job Overview

Vancouver, British Columbia
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Extensive Exp. Required (9+ Years)

Job Description

Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Transit Design Manager to join the Infrastructure group in our Transportation & Logistics, Transit team in the Vancouver, B.C. location.

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! 

The Transit Design Manager is responsible for all engineering and design matters on the project, assisting the Project Manager or Project Director. The Transit Design Manager will fill three main roles during the execution of a project. These are:  manager; technical leader; and communicator. 

As the successful candidate, you will: 

  • Set up
    • Ensure the multi-disciplined scope of work is developed, documented, and an effective change management system is in place.
    • Contribute to the development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP) together with the project leadership team (including procurement, project controls, construction, and commissioning), and allocate roles and responsibilities.
    • Develop the design work plan including design phase, design integration and design hours estimation.
  • Execution and Control
    • Actively manage engineering progress through analysis of earned value, cost-performance, and schedule performance metrics.
    • Ensure that the engineering forecast is regularly updated.
    • Provide input into the project monthly report with respect to design progress, cost and issues of concern and recommend changes if required to achieve overall objectives.
    • Coordinate with Procurement, Construction and Commissioning early in the design effort to obtain their input and conduct any necessary reviews.  Includes coordination of contractor bid document preparation.
    • Make contact with client management at key points throughout project to ensure that engineering deliverables are meeting client requirements.
    • Raise safety awareness and ensure the design for safety principles are applied to the project.
    • Ensure engineering risk assessments and design for safety protocols are carried out and all identified issues are addressed
  • Project Close-out
    • Prepare and analyze engineering performance metrics on a multi-discipline basis.  Feedback into the organization.
    • Develop lessons learned lists, documentation, and feedback into the organization.
    • Assist the project manager and project controls manager in preparing a project close-out report.

You bring to the role:

  • BSc/BEng degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Registration as a P.Eng. with EGBC
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in a multi-disciplinary environment on major infrastructure projects with specific focus on transit projects. 
  • Experience in managing design engineering teams working on major projects required.
  • In depth knowledge in the engineering design involved in the transit projects including guideway design, track design, station design, systems design, and integration of all design.
  • Knowledge in design-building procurement and experience managing teaming, such as joint-venture arrangements with contractors and/or consultants
  • Knowledge of engineering progress assessment earned value, and engineering control strategies.
  • An extensive knowledge of administrative practices and strong communication skills across all levels including client representatives.
  • Ability to handle complex problem-solving tasks, applying appropriate analysis and consideration of high-level technical detail.
  • A high emotional quotient (EQ) that can be applied to motivate teams, increase team efficiency, and aid on conflict resolution.


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