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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Description

Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering. This position will provide development and design services on 2.4kV to 34.5kV overhead and underground utility distribution projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

This role requires the ability to handle multiple projects and to prioritize work. This position will be responsible for the development an array of challenging items including the drafting and design of engineering deliverables 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.

This role is responsible for preparation and development of distribution voltage construction packages for both overhead and underground construction. Experience includes knowledge of overhead and underground construction methods, knowledge of distribution system equipment, and utilizing field data and GIS information to aide in design. Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Performs work which involves conventional engineering practices but may involve a variety of complex features. Requires general knowledge of precedents in specialty areas and familiarity with basic principles and practices in related specialties. May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments. This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

Assignments may include:

  • Design distribution facilitates utilizing client standards including overhead and underground distribution facilities including distribution equipment installation, feeder replacement, cable replacement, new feeder design and others as assigned.

  • Routing, design and execution of distribution line projects.

  • Prepare proposals and engineering/project cost estimates.

  • Prepare calculations and equipment specifications.

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

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

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel.

  • Some marketing responsibilities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering from accredited program. Minimum 7 years distribution experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience), 4 or more years distribution experience preferred. Understanding of distribution power flow. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Knowledgeable of telecommunications, Renewable and distribution generation integration, and advanced technologies a plus.

This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Professional License required

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 201619

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