Electrical Engineering Designer II

Location CA-ON-St. Catharines
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Engineering - Electrical


Responsibility connects us, empowers us, binds us to our community, and challenges us to do what is right. Clean water, safe roads, efficient energy, resilient power sources, and buildings that enhance their surroundings – these are significant responsibilities we take to heart.


At CHA, we believe in responsibly improving the world we live in, and we ask our team to aspire to that ideal every day. At the foundation of our responsibility is our commitment to inclusion and diversity and choosing to treat everyone with dignity and equality. We also take accountability for making decisions that promote sustainability in our business and our designs. We are on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and bring greener solutions to our clients. We believe it is our responsibility and work to do that each and every day.


We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineering Designer II to join our Generation and Energy Management Team based in St. Catharines, ON.


CHA provides a comprehensive approach to district energy and power and thermal generation systems. We ensure these critical systems are maintainable and operable with redundant, fail-safe backups. Our expertise encompasses gas turbines, steam turbines, reciprocating engines, gas plants, biomass plants, coal-fired boiler plants, chiller plants, high-voltage substation, and more. From the early stages of master planning and permitting through comprehensive detailed design, we partner with our clients to bring projects online fully and efficiently.


The Electrical Engineer Designer II will use AutoCAD drawing production software to produce detailed project design and construction drawings. This will include all different types of electrical drawings from general arrangements and section views to grounding and lighting plans and details, and many more. The Electrical Engineer Designer II will participate in site visits to collect data and prepare record drawings, review vendor drawings and contractor submittals, and participate in project review meetings as well.


At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you’ll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your “why” at CHA!


  • Electrical Engineering Technician/Technologist diploma (or equivalent) or Associates Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, or related technical field is required
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of document production experience in electrical design
  • OACETT certification preferred
  • Proficient with discipline-based software, specifically AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in the design of electrical power systems including specific experience with substations, industrial facilities, central utility plants, power plants, generation plants & distribution systems is a plus
  • Experience with design of low, medium & high voltage systems, relay protection systems, and knowledge of electrical standards and codes is a plus
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences
  • Strong work ethic and desire to work in a collaborative team environment with the willingness to assist senior staff
  • Ability to work and physically navigate in the field on occasion is required


At CHA, we are helping to build a world where thought leadership, social responsibility, and diversity thrive, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly talented and diverse team of individuals to help us do it. Our aspiration to responsibly improve the world we live in – combined with hiring practices, training opportunities, and engagement with our communities – reflect a company culture that is progressive and forward leaning.


We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of 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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