Electric Distribution Engineer


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.

We are currently seeking an Electric Distribution Engineer to join our Electric Distribution Team based in Blacksburg, VA. We welcome applicants seeking a flexible hybrid work environment allowing for time at home, in the office, and travel to client sites.


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.

At CHA, the Electric Distribution Engineer plays a key role in the design, development, and technical analysis of various electric distribution projects for our clients including pole replacements and reconductoring. This individual will monitor progress and performance to ensure projects are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet client, contractual and company requirements. If you’re a strong communicator who has a keen eye for detail and enjoys a collaborative team environment, join our growing Electric Distribution team today!

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 is required

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification or Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred

Minimum of 3 years of related engineering experience working for a utility is required

Proficient in engineering, computational, and modeling programs such as GSI Distribution Design Studio (DDS); STORM work management system and AutoCAD experience is a plus

Valid Drivers license required

Ability to travel locally (50%+) and work outdoors in various weather conditions is required

Specific experience working with AEP and Appalachian Power Co is a plus


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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