Electrical Distribution Planner III
Albany, NY  / Buffalo, NY  / Syracuse, NY 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Electrical Distribution Planner III
Location US-NY-Albany | US-NY-Buffalo | US-NY-Syracuse
Job ID 5574 # Positions 1 Category Utilities - Electric Distribution

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 Electrical Distribution Planner III to join our Electric Distribution Team based in either Colonie, Syracuse, or Buffalo, NY.

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 team has 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.

The Electrical Distribution Planner III will be responsible for field surveys of electrical distribution networks and other complex projects while also providing guidance and mentoring to junior staff on the team. This individual will have a strong working knowledge of overhead and underground electric distribution systems as well as a general understanding of our client GIS design system applications. The Electrical Distribution Planner III will also continuously review workloads to identify schedule issues and will communicate with project leadership to ensure prioritization. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who enjoys collaborating, is comfortable using technology, and enjoys working in the field on occasion.

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!

    Associate degree in Electrical or Civil engineering, engineering technology, GIS, or a related field required; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years related experience is required
  • Experience with electric distribution grids preferred
  • Proficient in engineering, computational, and modeling programs such AutoCAD, GIS, ikeGPS and Work Management Systems
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Ability to travel regionally in-state (50%) and work outdoors in various weather conditions is required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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