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Electrical Engineer III

Location: St. Catharines
Company: CHA, Inc
Hours: Full time

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CHA Consulting, Inc., is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer III to join our Power – Generation & Energy group in our St. Catharines, ON office.

CHA has consistently ranked as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 20 US firms serving the manufacturing sector. We are nationally known for our expertise in the identification and delivery of energy efficiency and generation solutions for the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. Our team is comprised of industry experts with hands-on experience as facility managers and engineers.


  • Independently completes complex development of electrical power systems design, preparation of specifications, compiles technical reports and other activities requiring the knowledge of standard electrical engineering principles and techniques
  • Responsible for the development of design computations, technical reports, technical specifications and preparation of the contract documents, using the standards established by the technical group
  • Identifies, develops, and gathers technical resources necessary to complete assignments
  • Selects proper procedures to self-check his/her own work for completeness and accuracy in technical reports and calculations
  • Recognizes technical discrepancies in analytical results and makes appropriate corrections following standard procedures established by the technical group
  • Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates detailed phases of a project independently with other engineering disciplines and project management staff
  • Continuously monitors the progress and performance on a project to ensure efficient production, to uncover potential problems and to minimize malfunction in executing a design
  • Continuously monitors the progress and performance of the engineering design development against the project work plan
  • Can develop individual discipline work plans to coincide with the milestones of a project work plan
  • Complete projects within budget and scheduling restraints
  • Provides guidance to junior level engineering staff members
  • Provides technical review of work completed by junior level engineering staff as necessary
  • May assist or be involved in the technical scope proposal development
  • Independently completes field assignments when appropriate
  • Performs other appropriate related engineering duties

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) is required.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification required.
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) license is preferred.

  • Minimum of 4 years of electrical power systems engineering related experience required.
  • Experience in power systems analysis (load flow, arc-flash, short circuit, protection coordination, etc.) is preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency with engineering, computational, and modeling software (EasyPower, SKM, CYME, WinIGS, AutoCAD, etc.).
  • Demonstrates a strong theoretical knowledge about electrical engineering application and design.
  • Experience in the design of electrical power systems including specific experience with substations, industrial facilities, central utility plants, power plants, generation plants & distribution systems.
  • Application and design of low, medium & high voltage systems.
  • Detailed design of relay protection systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical standards and codes.
  • Proficiency in writing of electrical technical/equipment specifications and other project related design documents.
  • Proven ability to practically apply engineering best practices.
  • Working knowledge of electrical equipment including, LV & MV switchgear, transformers and generators as well as standard methods of connection and assembly.
  • Familiar with QA/QC procedures and understands basic business practices and laws related to engineering.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and effectively work in a collaborative and multi-discipline team environment with the willingness to assist more senior staff and mentor junior staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required.
  • An active role in a professional engineering society /organization is preferred.

CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees’ professional growth and development.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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