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Intermediate/Senior Electrical Engineer

About Us and Our Integrated Approach

Our Engineering Services team has big plans for growth and we need the best talent to make it happen. WalterFedy is 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 Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, 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 while also allowing you to work towards developing a unique skill set as an expert in integrated design.

Role Overview

You will focus on leading the electrical design portion of projects of various size and scope on a fully integrated team. Your role will include developing the scope of work, managing engineering budgets and schedules, and leading the technical direction of the electrical design. It will involve coordinating with design team members, corresponding directly with clients and suppliers, performing engineering calculations and preparing and reviewing technical reports.

This role is intended to progress towards a leadership role. The role will be tailored to suit your strengths and interests and may include: people leadership responsibilities and/or business development opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to work on exciting local projects. Examples of projects that we are really proud to have in our portfolio include the Kitchener Public Library Renovation and Expansion; the Waterloo Region History Museum; and the Conestoga College Waterloo Campus Expansion.

What We Love

  • You are relentless 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.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in designing electrical systems for projects pertaining to healthcare, institutional, commercial and/or industrial sector. (More experience than 5 years will be seen as an asset)
  • Licensed member of PEO (P.Eng) or eligible for licensure.
  • Excellent knowledge of Canadian/Ontario and other relevant codes and standards (i.e., OBC, OESC, CSA, IES, IEEE, NFPA).
  • Aptitude for team leadership would be considered an asset, in the development and coaching of team members.
  • Familiarity with different construction procurement methods would be considered an asset (Design-Build, Public Private Partnership, Integrated Project Delivery).

What You Will Do

  • Coordinate and communicate with clients on scope and development of project.
  • Develop concept, schematic, and developed designs for electrical project scope, including lighting, power, and systems.
  • Completes electrical service and distribution systems calculations and equipment selection, including demand loading, fault current assessment, protective device coordination, and ESA review package documentation.
  • Oversee lighting design (indoor and outdoor), including fixture, lamp, ballast selection, and lighting calculations to IES standards.
  • Conduct electrical systems design for building code compliance, including life safety (fire alarm, emergency/exit lighting) and resource conservation (lighting selection, lighting controls, and mechanical equipment services).
  • Coordinate the preparation of drawing documentation and prepare specifications to supplement drawings in project bid packages.
  • Coordinate with authorities and service providers (i.e. ESA, Hydro, Bell etc).
  • Complete technical analysis and preparation of reports.
  • Provide detailed electrical capital cost estimates.
  • Perform site surveys and site assessments, field reviews, and address coordination questions throughout construction.
  • Coordinate with equipment suppliers, contractors, and other design disciplines.
  • Depending on your strengths and interests, this role may include people leadership and/or business development opportunities.
  • People leadership responsibilities could include:
    • Providing coaching, mentorship, career development and recognition for the next generation of talent.
    • Responsible for performance management, goal setting, and maintaining accountability for direct reports.
  • Business development responsibilities could include:
    • Assists with and develops business development activities through client acquisition, fee estimates, RFP response preparation and issuing of fee proposal letters. Participates in interviews/presentations as required.
    • Pursuit of new clients and opportunities and maintenance of existing clients.

Working Conditions and Safety

Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, and some overtime hours may be required from time to time. Ability to travel away from the office is required to assist and attend on-site project meetings.

In this role you will work within the company safety policies and procedures, and adhere to any applicable federal or provincial legislation.

Why Join Our Team?  We offer challenging and rewarding careers, and are committed to integrity and business ethics, with safety as a top priority. We promote a healthy balance between our employees’ professional and personal lives, taking time to appreciate our work and celebrate our achievements. To learn more about our company visit our website at:

How To Apply

Please Apply Here with your cover letter and resume, indicating the position for which you are applying. 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: Hamilton Office
605 James Street North, 2nd Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  L8L 1J9