Location: Kitchener or Hamilton or Toronto

Practice: Electrical Engineering

Posted: 09-09-2021

Expires: 10-31-2021

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WalterFedy has big plans for the future and we need the best talent to make it happen. As a multi-discipline architecture, engineering and construction firm, the business is always evolving. Our team needs to be agile, ambitious and persistent in the pursuit of our shared goals.  

We have a long history in the Waterloo Region, but that doesn’t mean we’re old-fashioned. We strive to push the envelope, think differently and address everything we do with creativity. When we consistently approach projects in inventive ways, clients get better results, our team thrives and we challenge our industry to redefine what’s possible. 

At WalterFedy, collaboration is a key part of our identity. With so many talented professionals under one roof, you’ll find cross-discipline support for your projects is always within reach. Our team is made up of the industry’s best architects; civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineers; technologists; energy and carbon specialists; asset and facility management specialists; construction managers and corporate services professionals. Together, we’re building better communities with smart, influential design. 


Role Overview

You will focus on providing technical leadership within the electrical practice. This will include quality assurance responsibilities, development and management of technical standards and processes and leading the electrical design portion of projects of various size and scope on a fully integrated design 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.

The role will be tailored to suit your strengths and interests and may include: people leadership responsibilities and/or business development opportunities.  Ideally, this role will be focused on projects in the pharmaceutical sector, working with clients such as:  Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson and Taro Pharmaceuticals.

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 You Will Do

  • Lead electrical design on projects
  • Coordinate and communicate with clients on scope and development of projects
  • Develop concepts, schematic and developed designs for electrical project scope including lighting, power, and systems
  • Complete 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, 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
  • Provide technical direction for the electrical practice
  • Develop, maintain, and oversee electrical technical standards and processes
  • Provide quality assurance for electrical scope on various projects
  • Depending on your strengths and interests, this role may include people leadership and/or business development opportunities, which could include:
  • Assisting with and working on business development through client acquisition, fee estimates, RFP response preparation, and issuing of fee proposal letters
  • Participating in interviews/presentations as required
  • Pursuit of new clients and opportunities and maintenance of existing clients
  • People leadership responsibilities could include:
  • Providing coaching, mentorship, career development, and recognition for the next generation of talent
  • Performance management, goal setting, and maintaining accountability for direct reports

What We Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a focus on Electrical Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in designing electrical systems for projects pertaining to pharmaceutical and/or healthcare projects
  • Licensed member of PEO (P.Eng) or eligible for licensure
  • Working knowledge of relevant codes and standards (i.e. OBC, OESC, CSA)

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary plus performance-based bonus
  • Competitive vacation
  • Reimbursement of annual dues for professional organizations
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee social club – employees enjoy a variety of recreational and cultural events
  • Strong volunteer outreach to the community – we support Habitat for Humanity, Hockey Helps the Homeless, KidsAbility and many other organizations

Working Conditions and Safety

Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 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

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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!