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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - Networks, Integration, & Automation (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental, and consulting services firm made up of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful.

Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for an Electrical Engineer in our Denver, CO office to serve as a senior and lead engineer on telecommunications projects. The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the design and coordination of all aspects of work related to private communication networks for utilities, including wired and wireless networks (MPLS and LTE), SCADA and Smart Grid Automation, and fiber optics.

The ideal candidate will be excellent in project execution and demonstrated performance in client service and coordination, project management, marketing, proposal writing, industry thought leadership, and internal team leadership.

Major responsibilities for the Senior Electrical Engineer will include:

  • Designing of communication systems for electric utilities utilizing client standards and/or developing new standards. Project deliverables may include:

  • Network architecture diagrams

  • Device configuration files

  • Bill of materials

  • Specifications

  • Equipment plans, sections and details

  • Wiring diagrams

  • Cable lists

  • Channel plans

  • RF path studies

  • Scope of work documents

  • Provide support to customers in field of expertise

  • Work with the project manager to establish project schedule, track budget and lead the engineering team to meet deadlines

  • Identify, communicate, and resolve issues on projects as needed

  • Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced tools and techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods

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

  • Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines

  • Perform design quality reviews

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel to develop relationships with key client points of contact

  • Prepare proposals and assist in presentations

  • Assists in performing field inspections, measurements or calculations for public and private clients

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Engineering, construction management or related field from an accredited curriculum.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of utility Networks, Integration and Automation project experience with at least three (3) years related project management experience and mission critical experience.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Valid driver's license required.

  • In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional Engineering (PE) registration. Previous consulting experience. Previous utility company experience. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Salary Range


The expected salary 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 individual education, qualifications, 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

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 214102