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Burns & McDonnell Staff Instrument & Controls Designer - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Staff Instrument & Controls Designer in our Houston, TX office within our Oil, Gas & Chemical Global Practice, working on minor and major scale EPC projects and serving mid-stream, refining, chemical, and renewable industries.

The Staff Instrument & Controls Designer will be part of the engineering team working on I&C systems design for EPC projects in Oil & Gas industry. This position is to work in a team environment and produce instrumentation & controls design deliverables.

  • Prepare designs and drawings using project specifications and discipline-associated written and verbal instructions in accordance with established design practices, standards, and procedures.

  • Work in various software such as 2D AutoCAD and Microstation.

  • Work with Burns & McDonnel India (BMI) I&C team and other disciplines to produce I&C design deliverables.

  • Work with clients and vendors for information required to complete design deliverables on schedule. Interface and support construction personnel directly.

  • Experienced working in 3D model environment and utilizing smart tools like SPI and AVEVA, preparation of construction deliverables like panel/building layouts, cable schedule, installation details, instrument index, instrument location plans, loop diagrams, and wiring/termination drawings.

  • Strong knowledge of field instrumentation installations.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to less experienced staff members.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to less experienced I&C design staff.

  • Support I&C project lead in developing schedules, budgets, and managing resources.


  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and seven years related experience or associate's degree and eight years related experience or nine years progressive detailing and design experience. Related instrument and controls detailing, and design experience preferred.

  • Advanced understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, 2D, 3D, MicroStation, SmartPlant and Excel to develop the design deliverables.

  • Advanced knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Advanced knowledge in the theory and practices of structural discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Project Managers, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Must be willing and eligible to obtain or currently hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 224098