Electrical Engineer, Transportation

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

GHD is seeking an Intermediate Electrical Engineer to join our Transportation Planning team in one of our offices across the GTA, with the location flexible upon the successful candidate. You will play a key role in leading the electrical discipline for traffic engineering and transportation planning projects across Ontario and Quebec.


  • Be part of electrical project team and lead the electrical discipline in multidisciplinary projects.

  • Perform professional electrical engineering work in the preparation of photometric analysis, plans, specifications, wiring diagrams, power calculations, and details as per applicable codes and standards.

  • Conduct site surveys, confirming scope of work, obtaining relevant information, equipment and materials.

  • Perform lighting calculations (AGI software knowledge desired), loading calculations, short circuit

  • Preparation of technical documents including electrical drawings, equipment layouts, single line diagrams, and wiring schedules related to low voltage equipment and distribution, grounding.

  • Preparation of supporting documentation including technical specifications, scope of work, bill of materials, databases, testing plans, schedules, and related contract documents.

  • Coordination of electrical system design (cross-functionally) with other engineering disciplines ( traffic, civil, structural, etc.), vendors, and outside design team members. Providing direction to and coordination with internal designers/drafters team.

  • Preparation of technical memorandums, reports, budgets, cost estimates, and correspondence.

  • Performing and verification of electrical design calculations.

  • Ensuring compliance with Canadian electrical codes and standards, relevant industry standards and regulations.

  • Coordination and liaison with clients and approving authorities. Occasional outside meetings including preparation of agendas and meeting notes. Technical review and quality control of design drawings and documents.

  • Professional sealing of technical documents.

  • Support of construction activities including review of submittals and shop, evaluation of proposals, payments, and change orders, periodic field work and travel including construction inspection, contractor liaison/oversight, start-ups and commissioning including factory and site acceptance testing.

  • Mentoring of junior staff


Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:

  • B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering or other equivalent electrical engineering degree

  • 8 - 10 years’ experience in the design and/or construction of highway electrical, lighting, Traffic Signals and ITS with an engineering consultant firm.

  • Registered member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

  • Prior experience working on municipal and/or MTO projects are highly desirable.

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and AGI32 is a must, and Micro-station is an asset.

  • Good working knowledge of Canadian electrical codes and standards, relevant industry standards and regulations.

  • Well organized, with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.

  • Must be able to be a part of cross-functional teams with the ability to relate well and cooperate with other members of the team, to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.

  • Team player with strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented, with problem-solving skills and the ability to influence others and successfully resolve a variety of construction site related issues.

  • G class driver’s license

  • Bilingual in English/French is considered an asset

We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is critical to the success and happiness of our people. We also offer competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience.


As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.