Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical Engineer - Protection & Control in Fort Worth, Texas


Position will be responsible for performing protection & control design on various substation projects. Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Create/modify one-lines, three-lines, control schematics, wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements, and cable lists for high voltage (69-500kV) substations;

  • Design auxiliary AC and DC power systems;

  • Create/modify technical specifications for major equipment, such power transformers, power circuit breakers, control house, and other high-voltage substation related materials;

  • Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to SCADA engineers, substation physical engineers, and control design staff in order to fully develop system integration of protection, control, and monitoring systems;

  • Provide engineering, construction, and testing & commissioning support for projects;

  • Perform basic calculations such as voltage drop, CT burden and saturation, lighting, and short circuit with minimal supervision;

  • Apply field mark-ups of project as-built drawings with minimal supervision;

  • Assist project manager to develop scope of work and conceptual design for the projects;

  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager, client, and others as needed;

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

  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of one’s work;

  • Other duties will be assigned as required.


Minimum 3 years of experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience) in protection & control design of high voltage (69-500kV) substations. Required characteristics include:

  • Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems;

  • Knowledge of basic protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment;

  • Familiarity with microprocessor based protection and control systems;

  • Ability to understand relaying one-lines and control schematics;

  • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as NEC, NESC, IEEE, NEMA and ANSI.

Experience in electrical system modeling, relay coordination, short circuit studies, setting microprocessor based relays, or field commissioning of electrical systems is a plus. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to work in a team environment and to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program and completion of FE exam. Previous consulting or utility experience preferred.

Valid driver's license required. Additionally, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Fort Worth

Schedule: Full-time

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: 180494