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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - Aviation & Federal (Aiken) in Aiken, South Carolina


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction environmental and consulting services firm. We are a 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful. We are proud to be honored locally, regionally, and nationally as a Best Place to Work.

Burns & McDonnell is looking for the unique electrical engineer that has a desire to apply their technical design experience, while actively engaging their entrepreneurial spirit. Looking for more direct client and end-user interaction? We’ve got it. Whether you enjoy working with clients that are commercial, military, domestic, or international, you will have the opportunity use those leadership and people-skills that sets you apart from your peers. You will be involved in a variety of unique design projects, from airports to military training facilities to federal laboratories. Be a part of an energy-filled workplace that pays for performance, where you can invest in a career that you can grow into project management or business development opportunities if desired.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will work on project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including process, corporate, airports, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, microgrids, government and military facilities. The Senior Electrical Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting electrical plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

Experience in the following areas of project design would be of high value:

  • Power Distribution Systems

  • Voice and Data Communications

  • Generators and UPS Equipment

  • Security, Access Control, and CCTV Systems

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Medium Voltage Systems

Role includes:

  • Applies strong knowledge of commonly used electrical engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the electrical engineering services industry.

  • Perform electrical and communications design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.

  • Design electrical components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers.

  • Research and compile project related data as required by the project managers.

  • Modify and review production drawings for a variety of projects including, but not limited to: process facilities, industrial facilities, airports, educational institutions, commercial, and governmental and military facilities.

  • Update drawings to verify corrections are made within multiple CAD related software.

  • Determine project scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Assisting clients with planning facility improvements for electrical, lighting, communications, and/or controls aspects of projects.

  • Compile information for client presentations and lead electrical discussion during design Charrette and client review meetings.

  • Lead the electrical project team to meet designated schedule and budget and provide quality deliverables including drawings, specifications, reports, and calculations.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • Successfully communicate and correspond with internal design resources and external personnel and clients.

  • Compiles information for client presentations, shop drawing review, and contract administration for the design of power, process, pipeline, industrial, airports, commercial, and governmental and military facilities.

  • May perform project or design management duties.

  • May perform field inspections.

  • May perform business development duties.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET/ETAC accredited program.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience, preferably consulting. Completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • PE license in Electrical Engineering

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills include Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), SKM or ETAP Power Systems Analysis and lighting foot-candle level calculation programs.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • This position will be performing Federal related project work for Burns & McDonnell's clients. A qualified applicant must have the ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access authorization to the clients' facilities.EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-SC-Aiken

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 223720 Job Hire Type Experienced