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Burns & McDonnell Electrical Engineer - Industrial Electrical Systems (Houston) in Houston, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is looking for an Electrical Engineer to join the Industrial Electrical team. As a staff electrical engineer you will work as part of a team of engineers and designers, under supervision of a more experienced engineer or project manager, and perform engineering activities on engineering only, design-build projects and studies.

Some of the duties and responsibilities include:

  • 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

  • Perform hazardous area classification studies

  • Interact daily with other discipline engineers and designers

  • Receive mentoring from more experienced electrical engineers

  • Provide guidance to less experienced team members

  • Estimate labor hours and material quantities for your assigned projects

  • Be responsible for the quality of electrical deliverables

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

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Must be willing to travel to the job site and meet with clients and construction personnel to scope projects and answer construction questions.

  • Refinery, midstream, or manufacturing experience a plus.

  • This position requires a competent individual who can find good solutions to difficult problems by using creating thinking and being proactive to interact with other engineers.

  • 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 is a plus. Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 213443