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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Electrical Engineer - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas

Description

Burns & McDonnell is looking for an electrical engineer to join the team in our Oil, Gas, and Chemicals division. As an assistant electrical engineer, you can either lead a small team of engineers and designers, or work under a more experienced engineer, and perform engineering activities on design-build projects and studies. Some of the technical duties are:

  • Perform hazardous area classification studies

  • Create one-line diagrams for 15kV and 5kV and 480V and DC systems

  • Perform load flow, short circuit, and arc flash studies in SKM or ETAP

  • Specify and purchase large electrical equipment such as switchgear, MCCs, and electrical buildings

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients and vendors

  • Travel to the project site and factory acceptance tests

  • Create MV and LV motor schematics

  • Manage a cable schedule and size cables

  • Interact daily with other discipline engineers and designers

In addition to the technical side of this position, you can manage a small team of engineers and designers. Some of the lead engineer duties are:

  • Receive mentoring from more experienced electrical engineers

  • Provide guidance to less experienced team members

  • Estimate labor hours and material quantities for your project

  • Coordinate the workload with other engineers and designers with support from management

  • Be responsible for the quality of all electrical deliverables

When our design-build projects include construction and commissioning, other activities can include:

  • Travel to the project site during construction to answer questions from the field

  • Writing energization guidelines with the client and initial operations team

This position will be accountable for meeting schedule and budget and making trips to job sites.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • 2 years of related experience preferred.

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Basic knowledge in standard electrical engineering techniques, principles and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Basic computer skills include electrical analysis programs (e.g., RISA), AutoCAD and BIM (e.g., Revit and Tekla).

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210968

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