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Burns & McDonnell Electrical Engineer - Pipelines (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


This position will be responsible for performing the engineering and consulting services for clients across the US. Main responsibilities include leading others in creating the electrical, instrumentation and controls components of pipeline facility design deliverables. Projects range in size and complexity from small utility regulator station upgrades to large metering and regulation or compressor station projects.

Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments:

  • Perform electrical, instrumentation and controls design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion:

  • Design PLC, BMS, RTU, SCADA, Instrument Index, I/O List, electrical equipment and instruments specifications of pipeline related facilities.

  • Development of one-line, three-lines, schematics diagrams, wiring diagrams, AC power systems, load flow / short circuit / arc flash analysis studies, and protective relay calculation and settings.

  • Development of hazardous area classification drawings and specification of appropriately rated equipment.

  • Development of logic diagram, cause & effects, control narratives and control system.

  • Design grounding, ground grid, control buildings, station layouts, lighting, and perform basic calculations.

  • Participate in development of P&IDs, equipment and instrument procurement package specification.

  • Work with clients and vendors for information required to complete engineering design deliverables on schedule and building long working relationship.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Participate in preparation of proposals and scope development, including

  • Conceptual designs and execution plans

  • Engineering/project cost estimates and schedules

  • Participate in coordination of design activities with other disciplines (Pipeline Facility (Mech), Pipeline, Civil/Structural, etc.)

  • Develop and improve processes, tools, and standards

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers and team members

  • Support recruitment initiatives within the E&IC discipline

  • Meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel

  • Provide short term field support during construction

  • Support business development and marketing initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience (completion of master’s degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)

  • Professional Engineer registration strongly preferred

  • Experience in the electrical, instrumentation, and control engineering for pipeline facilities such as natural gas metering and regulating stations, storage upgrades, and compressor stations.

  • Advanced knowledge of industrial standards and codes such as AGA, API, PIP ISO, NFPA, NEC, IEEE.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

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

  • Beneficial but not required to have:

  • Ability to perform risk management review (HAZOP, SIL)

  • Experience with Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF), DCS, BMS

Compensation Range


The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final agreed upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210711