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Overhead Catenary System (OCS) Engineer - Rail & Transit Systems

Requisition ID: 4658 

Job Category: Infrastructure 


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.



  • Working with a team in providing the design of AC and DC catenary systems for heavy rail, commuter, light rail and street car systems;
  • Preparation of catenary plans and profile diagrams, catenary support structures, including cantilevers, portals and head spans;
  • Understand integration of other disciplines such as traction power, track, signals and communications;
  • Perform pole and foundation loading calculations, catenary tension calculations, analysis of wire sag and rise conditions;
  • Preparation of design reports and submissions;
  • Undertaking site surveys, and quality assurance inspection;
  • Review contractor submittals and work closely with field staff on the installation of OCS and traction power systems components and software.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering; or equivalent experience;
  • Member or eligible for membership with APEGA;
  • 5+ years of experience in the design of large transit and railroad projects with proven capability to perform complete catenary designs;
  • Working knowledge of rail systems electrification/electrical power distribution;
  • Strong interest in electrified rail transportation systems;
  • Knowledge of and respect for safety requirements;
  • Familiarity with systems integration and traction power interfaces to signaling and train control systems, and communication systems would be an asset;
  • Familiarity with rail transit or electrical utility industry standards, practices, and regulations;
  • Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams;
  • Experience with relevant code requirements for OCS design;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to produce designs using CAD software (AutoCAD and Micro Station) would be an asset;
  • Must be proficient in the use of Excel, MSWord;
  • Ability to work in a cooperative team environment.


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. 

Hatch Associates Ltd
Full time
Calgary, 01, CA