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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Distribution Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina


Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a Distribution Engineer to join our growing Distribution Modernization business line.

The role requires the ability to handle multiple projects and to prioritize work. This position will be responsible for development of an array of challenging items including but not limited to; project development, project estimation, internal team and project leadership, and the technical expertise to deliver on multiple complex utility distribution projects. This position will require interface with utility clients and collaboration with multiple offices. This exciting opportunity will provide latitude for continued professional growth as a part of our established mentorship programs. An entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership abilities are a must.

Lastly, this position offers the opportunity to join a growing business line within a company that has over 100 years of success and is currently ranked #1 in T&D according to Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine.

Areas of responsibility may include the following:

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to staff members.

  • Prepare proposals and engineering/project cost estimates.

  • Coordinate multiple projects with clients and/or internal stakeholders

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel.

  • Assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient, or testing is advisable.

  • Prepare distribution line construction packages.

  • Possess a working knowledge of project schedules.

  • Prepare calculations and equipment specifications.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.

  • Basic knowledge in standard electrical engineering techniques, principles and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

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

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Other Locations US-NC-Charlotte

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 201280



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