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Burns & McDonnell Distribution Engineer in Houston, Texas

Description

Burns & McDonnell’s office in Houston, TX, is looking for a Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering. This position will provide development and design services on 2.4kV to 34.5kV overhead and underground utility distribution projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

This role requires the ability to handle multiple projects and to prioritize work. This position will be responsible for the development an array of challenging items including the drafting and design of engineering deliverables on multiple complex utility distribution projects. This position will require interface with utility clients and collaboration with multiple offices. This exciting opportunity will provide latitude for continued professional growth as a part of our established mentorship programs.

Responsible for preparation and development of distribution voltage construction packages for both overhead and underground construction. Experience includes knowledge of overhead and underground construction methods, knowledge of distribution system equipment, and utilizing GIS information to aide in design. 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. Requires general knowledge of precedents in specialty areas and familiarity with basic principles and practices in related specialties. May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments. This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

Assignments may include:

  • Design distribution facilitates utilizing client standards including overhead and underground distribution facilities including distribution equipment installation, feeder replacement, cable replacement, new feeder design and others as assigned.

  • Routing, design and execution of distribution line projects.

  • Prepare proposals and engineering/project cost estimates.

  • Prepare calculations and equipment specifications.

  • Assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient or testing is advisable.

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

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel.

  • Some marketing responsibilities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in electrical or civil engineering from accredited program. Minimum 3 years distribution experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience), 4 or more years distribution experience preferred. Understanding of distribution power flow. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Knowledgeable of telecommunications, Renewable and distribution generation integration, and advanced technologies a plus.

This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Completion of FE exam strongly preferred. Licensed PE professional a plus.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

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: 190842

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