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Burns & McDonnell Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer - OnSite Energy & Power (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


The OnSite Energy & Power team is looking for a Senior Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Engineer to support projects for distributed energy plants for institutional and industrial clients, including electric, steam, chilled water, hot water, and cogeneration plants. The Senior I&C Engineer will be able to lead all I&C engineering activities for multi-disciplinary projects for new or existing facilities or controls upgrade projects for existing facilities including providing direction for junior staff.

The Senior I&C Engineer will be responsible for performing the following activities:

  • Perform I&C studies, including site walk down, scope development, stakeholder interviews, vendor selection, cost estimate development and develop written reports

  • Support the development Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's)

  • Support the development Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Specifications

  • Develop Instrument Lists

  • Develop Instrument Procurement Specifications

  • Develop Instrument Data Sheets

  • Develop Instrument Installation Details

  • Develop Instrument Location Plans

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Specifications

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) System Architecture Diagram

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) I/O List

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Control Narratives

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Logic Diagrams

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Graphics Diagrams

  • Develop Control System Network Drawings

  • Develop I&C Connection/Loop Diagrams

  • For assigned procurement contracts (e.g., Instrumentation, Control Systems, CEMS/PEMS)

  • Develop Approved Vendors Lists

  • Coordinate with procurement to develop RFQ documentation

  • Perform technical bid evaluations

  • Review vendor submittals

  • Perform software and hardware configuration with various platforms, including Rockwell

  • Support Factory Acceptance Tests

  • Provide technical assistance during commissioning at project site

  • Perform quality reviews of project submittals

  • Leads field inspections, installation, measurements, or calculations for public and private clients

  • Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met

  • Participate in sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits

  • Lead the development of cost proposals and qualification statements to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance

  • Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance

  • Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies

  • Mentor and train junior engineers

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from accredited program required.

  • Master’s Degree a plus.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience. Completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification or Professional Engineer (PE) License strongly preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of electrical equipment design ANSI and IEEE Standards. Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment. Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

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

  • 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.

  • Ability to travel.

Compensation Range

$150,000 - $200,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position 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% employeeowned, 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 Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 223242 Job Hire Type Experienced