Burns & McDonnell Substation Electrical Engineer in Detroit, Michigan
Responsible for substation engineering and consulting services for clients across the US and internationally. Main responsibilities include creating electrical protection & control and/or physical layout design deliverables. Projects range in size, complexity, and voltage class from small distribution equipment upgrades to large transmission projects. This position can influence the future of the resiliency and reliability of the electric grid. Opportunities to advance into leadership roles are available.
Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments:
Develop scopes of work, conceptual designs, and execution plans
Prepare engineering cost and man-hour estimates and schedules
Physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of material
Protection and control design including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring and relay panel wiring
Prepare calculations for studies and reports (grounding, lighting protection, AC/DC load studies, etc.)
Prepare equipment specifications for procurement and/or factory acceptance testing
Coordinate design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural, Networks, Transmission Line, etc.)
Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced team members
Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel
Provide short term field support during construction
Support business development and marketing initiatives
Other areas of involvement may include: relay settings, 3D modeling/design, or industry/professional technical committee involvement
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited program
Minimum 3 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)
Completion of FE exam strongly preferred
Proficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI Standards
Strong preference for those with:
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria
Job Electrical Engineering
Primary Location US-MI-Detroit
Travel: Yes, 5 % 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: 190535