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Junior Engineer-in-Training – Electrical Engineering

About Us and Our Integrated Approach

WalterFedy has big plans for growth and we need the best talent to make it happen. We are established enough to have deep local roots, yet nimble enough to aggressively pursue our bold goals. We believe that investing in our talent is critical to achieving these goals.

At WalterFedy we believe in True Teamwork. We have architects, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineers, construction managers, energy management specialists, and facility management specialists under a single roof and we are an industry leader in our approach to integrated building services. This role will provide you with an opportunity to develop as an electrical engineer and will also allow you to work towards developing a unique skill set as an ‘expert in integrated design’.

Role Overview

The Junior EIT will be involved in a wide variety of projects within the Electrical Engineering team and will have the opportunity to apply their technical expertise in a variety of areas. Assignments could include assisting with electrical service load calculations, lighting design calculations and layout, selection of control and power distribution equipment, security and communication systems, assisting with Arc Flash studies, and the preparation of CAD drawings. You will be responsible for working directly with clients to ensure their needs are understood and met. You will also be responsible for coordinating with other internal and external design team members as applicable.

You will have the opportunity to work on exciting local projects. Examples of projects we are really proud to have in our portfolio include the uWaterloo Environment 3 Building, uWaterloo Douglas Wright Engineering Building Renovation, Waterloo Region Museum, and the Kitchener Public Library expansion.

What We Love

  • You are ambitious in your pursuit to be the best.
  • You get the importance of paying attention to detail, without losing sight of the big picture.
  • You embrace progressive change, out-of-the-box thinking, and working in a high-energy environment.

What We Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a focus on Electrical Engineering.
  • Eligible to become a registered Engineering-in-Training (EIT) through PEO.
  • Co-op/internship experience at an engineering consulting firm.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.

What You Will Do

  • Assist in electrical systems design for codes and standards compliance including life safety (fire alarm, emergency/exit lighting) and resource conservation (lighting selection, lighting controls, mechanical equipment services).
  • Coordination of electrical and telecom service supply requirements with utility companies.
  • Complete calculations for electrical service load, lighting design, and distribution systems.
  • Complete lighting design (indoor and outdoor) including fixture, lamp, ballast selection and lighting calculations to IES standards
  • Survey existing conditions as required for renovation projects.
  • Layout lighting fixtures on plans and demonstrate fundamental knowledge of lighting concepts.
  • Layout fire alarm devices, edit electrical specifications, and prepare one-line diagrams with input from Engineers.
  • Prepare design, technical or other reports as requested by customers.
  • Coordinate device locations, loads and circuitry with other disciplines.
  • Develop knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Electrical Safety Code, and other standards.
  • Work directly with the customers under guidance as required

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary plus performance based bonus
  • Three weeks’ vacation
  • Reimbursement of annual dues for professional organizations
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee social club – employees attend a variety of recreational and cultural events
  • Strong volunteer outreach to the community – we volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Junior Achievement, and many other organizations

How to Apply

Please Apply Here with your cover letter and resume, indicating the position you are applying for. Also, visit our website for other career opportunities:

If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of contact and provisions will be arranged. 

Thank you for your interest in WalterFedy!

Location: Kitchener Office
675 Queen Street South, Suite 111
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada  N2M 1A1