Rashmiya Raviraj B.A.Sc., CFEI, P.Eng.

Practice Lead, Fire & Electrical
Direct: 647-738-5786

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expert summary

Ms. Rashmiya Raviraj is the Practice Lead of the Fire & Electrical Investigation Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) . Since beginning her work as a forensic investigator in June 2013, Rashmiya has been involved in more than 500 fire investigations, primarily involving electrical failures. Through her work, she has developed expertise in complex industrial, commercial, and residential  electrical fire losses. Ms. Raviraj is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.


  • Residential, complex commercial and industrial fire loss investigations
  • Root cause failure analysis of electric and electronic assemblies, appliances and installations, in most cases involving fires
  • Electrical investigations to determine root cause failure analysis of electrical equipment and electrical infrastructure

academic background

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honors in Electrical Engineering with an Option in Management Science, University of Waterloo, 2013

employment background

30 Forensic Engineering
Practice Lead, Fire and Electrical Investigations
2021 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Lead and train Fire & Electrical associates in all of 30 Forensic Engineering’s regional offices situated in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa
  • Investigation and reporting on forensic engineering matters including:
    • Electrical appliances, electronic assemblies, lithium-ion battery failures and fires
    • Electrical distribution failures and fires, including transformers and switchgears
    • Underground infrastructure failures
    • Utility operations and maintenance practices
    • Industrial production and operations and emergency power systems
    • Photovoltaic installations failures and fire investigations
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams specializing in Fire and Electrical with respect to catastrophic and complex failure investigations
  • Experienced with quality control and commissioning of photovoltaic installations

Senior Associate, Fire and Electrical Investigations
2020 – 2021, Toronto, ON

Associate, Fire and Electrical Investigations
2013 – 2020, Toronto, ON

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Technical Advisor
2012 – 2012, Toronto, ON

  • Performed patent searches, analyzed prior art and provided technical opinions
  • Worked on preliminary stages of drafting a patent application for a client
  • Created technical drawings and worked as a liaison between clients, patent agents and lawyers

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Electrical Engineering Assistant
2012 – 2012, Toronto

  • Assisted with utility locates using electrical drawings over various contracts and worked with traction power and overhead systems
  • Calculated voltage drops and wire size requirements in order to implement new exhaust fan design replacements for various station locations
  • Worked on a duct bank drawing to help identify traction power, AC signals and AC station feeders throughout the existing subway system
  • Learned MicroStation to assist team of engineers and designers to produce and trace designs for a large variety of electrical systems

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Construction Inspector
2011 – 2011, Toronto

  • Assisted on site as a construction inspector for estimated $161,000,000 Union Station Revitalization project
  • Updated contract change drawings, request for information forms and scheduling charts
  • Created a database to track all the chemicals and products used in the lifespan of the project


  • Unconscious Bias Conference: Gender Diversity, Panelist (2019)
  • IAAI Conference, Lecturer (2018)
  • CAFI Seminar - Advanced Fire Dynamics, Arc Mapping, Burn Cell Investigation (2017)
  • Material Failure Analysis (2017)
  • EPIC Modern Power System Protective Relaying Course (2017)
  • EASA - Root Cause Failure Analysis Course (2016)
  • NFPA 921 Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (2016)
  • First Aid (2016)
  • Arc Flash Training (2016)
  • Fire Findings: Residential Electricity for Fire Investigators (May 2015)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (April 2015)
  • SD Meyers: TMI Principles of Transformer Maintenance Online Training Program (December 2014)
  • 30 Forensic Engineering: X-ray Safety Training (December 2014)
  • Fire Findings: Investigation of Gas and Electric Appliance Fires (November 2014)
  • CSA Group: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code Essentials (April 2014)
  • 30 Forensic Engineering: Confined Space & Asbestos Awareness (December 2013)
  • DEHN Stops Surges: Lightning and Surge Protection (October 2013)
  • Infraspection Institute: Infrared Thermography Level I (September 2013)

professional societies and associations

  • Licensed Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario, Member
  • Licensed Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Member
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), Member with a CFEI designation
  • Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI), Member with a CCFI-C designation