Engineer I


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.

CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking an Engineer I to join our Electric Distribution Team based in Richmond, VA.

CHA believes our employees should have the time and flexibility to balance work and personal commitments. We offer most employees the option of a hybrid schedule with a work week that includes both office and work from home days.


CHA’s distribution design engineers have the deep experience and skill set to plan, design, and permit electric distribution infrastructure and all types of utility distribution systems. To realize the dependable, cost-effective interconnection of overhead and underground assets, we visualize, analyze, and optimize how the system functions with itself and outside systems.

Working closely with professional engineers, the Engineer I assists in the design, development, implementation, and technical analysis on various projects to suit individual client needs. At CHA, our Engineer I works on multiple projects in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet client, contractual and company requirements.

The Engineer I aids in preparing technical reports, contract documents and cost estimates and performs simple calculations and engineering design using the standards established by federal, state, and local regulations, as well as the company, group, client, etc. The Engineer I attends field assignments when appropriate.

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!


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline is required

EIT certification is preferred

No prior experience required; however, prior internship(s) and/or applicable coursework preferred

Demonstrates a strong willingness to learn about the respective engineering discipline

Familiar with engineering, computational, and modeling software (Revit, AutoCAD, MicroStation, etc.)

Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required

Desire to work in a collaborative team environment with the willingness to assist mid and senior level engineering and project management staff

Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences

Ability to navigate in the field and travel locally on occasion 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.

Job Type
Full Time
13 days ago

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