Burns & McDonnell Entry-Level Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas
Our Electrical Engineers are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard electrical engineering techniques and procedures. This includes standard design of electrical systems, assisting lead engineers with various project duties, and other duties as assigned.
Opportunities as an Electrical Engineer exist in multiple market segments and locations. Specific assignments and project work varies depending on the market segments and locations. Please see below for information on each market:
Aviation & Federal
Project types include airports, and aircraft maintenance hangars, to enormous central utility plants; from state-of-the-art information technology facilities to aircraft manufacturing plants, and robotic paint facilities. Design work includes power distribution systems, voice/data networks, fiber optics, security systems, and fire alarm systems.
Energy / Power Generation
Performs analysis and design of electrical systems for new power-generating facilities, as well as upgrades to existing facilities. Responsibilities include conceptual design, load flow / short circuit / arc-flash analysis studies, system optimization, equipment specification, electrical infrastructure design, protective relay calculations and settings, configuration, and field commissioning of electrical systems and equipment.
Project areas include on-site energy & power, healthcare facilities, manufacturing facilities, data centers, mission critical facilities, food & consumer products manufacturing facilities and commercial architecture. Design work includes power distribution systems, instrumentation and controls, voice/data networks, fiber optics, security systems, and fire alarm systems.
Networks, Integration and Automation
Design and planning of telecommunications and wide area networks on various projects for electric utilities. Projects include supervisory control and data acquisition, distribution automation, cyber security, microwave radio, wireless networks, fiber optics, and smart grid.
Oil, Gas, & Chemical
Electrical work includes design of electrical rooms, control rooms, and all aspects of providing power to the industrial clients we serve such as lighting, grounding, lightning protection, cable selection, motor control, uninterruptible power systems, low and high voltage equipment, and cable raceway design in ethanol & bio-fuels plants, chemical plants, refineries, pipeline & liquid terminals. This group performs power flow & fault analysis, protective relaying studies and equipment purchasing. Instrumentation and controls work includes design for sensing and controlling pressure, temperature, level, flow and other parameters. Complex equipment is purchased for analyzing chemical composition products in the plant. Design of plant instrumented safety systems and computer control of equipment is accomplished by the instrumentation group
Power System Planning
Work includes analysis of electrical transmission systems, including running models, simulations and report writing. Projects include generation interconnection studies, load flow analysis, dynamic studies and distribution master plan support
Design of high voltage (13,000 to 500,000 volt) electrical substations. Areas of design include substation layout, power system analysis and control/ relay systems for a variety of clients across the country.
Work includes all aspects of design of electrical systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities and metal finishing facilities. Design includes: medium- and low-voltage power systems, process automation including field instrumentation, PLC's and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), voice and data communications, and commercial/industrial facility building systems.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited program.
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
Completion of FE exam strongly preferred.
Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.
Involvement on campus or in the community.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving and analytical 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.
Job Electrical Engineering
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Other Locations US-ME-Portland, US-FL-Orlando, US-MI-Detroit, US-HI-Honolulu, US-SC-Greenville, US-MO-Saint Louis, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-NJ-Morristown, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-TX-Houston, US-VA-Roanoke, US-CT-Wallingford, US-TN-Chattanooga, US-WA-Vancouver, US-VA-Norfolk, US-PA-Conshohocken, US-IL-Chicago, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.
We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.
At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.
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Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Req ID: 191863