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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer / Onsite Energy & Power in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Senior-level Electrical Engineering graduate in ourOnSite Energy & Power group to provide discipline leadership and manage electrically focused design and design-build district energy projects. Projects include design and master planning services to support central utility plants, medium voltage systems, microgrids, combined heat and power (CHP), as well as electrical distribution design and modeling for campuses, hospitals, industrial facilities, airports and other areas of concentrated energy use.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will direct and coordinate all aspects of electrical design work and is responsible for the electrical budget of the individual projects, the successful completion of the electrical tasks within the specified dates, establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the Owner, coordinating with all design disciplines as well as with the Burns & McDonnell construction team for design-build projects

Major responsibilities for the candidate will include:

  • Integrate communication and technical skills and apply them to challenging and diverse projects spanning from design and master planning to turnkey design-build opportunities.

  • Working in multi-disciplined teams on a wide variety of project types.

  • Responsible for designing any number of facility electrical systems including: switchgear, power distribution, microgrids, and renewable integration.

  • Responsible for performing various electrical calculations and analysis including: load flow studies, arc flash and short-circuit analysis, and full system modeling.

  • 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.

  • May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from accredited program. On track to receive a Registered PE required. Senior-level position (minimum 5 years of professional experience). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Previous related consulting experience preferred.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 191113



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