Burns & McDonnell SCADA Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Engineer in our Kansas City office to serve as a technical lead for SCADA deployment projects. The SCADA Engineer will be responsible for engineering design and technical oversight of multiple SCADA deployment projects. Major responsibilities for the SCADA Engineer will include:

  • Design SCADA systems utilizing client standards or developing new standards. Project deliverables may include:

  • points lists

  • device configuration files

  • equipment migration plans

  • bill of materials

  • engineering specifications

  • communication diagrams

  • Identify and troubleshoot device communications using several different protocols

  • Implement SCADA systems using various different transports and protocols

  • Quality: create and maintain checklists to ensure quality control

  • Provide support to customers in field of expertise

  • Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced tools and techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods.

  • Identify, communicate and resolve issues on projects as needed.

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

  • Work with the project manager to establish project schedule and lead the engineering team to meet deadlines.

  • Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.

  • Perform design quality reviews.

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel to develop relationships with key client points of contact.

  • Prepare proposals and assist in presentations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • As least a two-year degree in a telecommunications related field.

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in SCADA design and testing.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration.

  • Previous consulting experience.

  • Previous utility company experience.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % 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: 181214