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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - OnSite Energy & Power (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity in our Kansas City Office’s Onsite Energy & Power Group for a Senior Electrical Engineer that focuses on campus and industrial utilities as well as the combined heat & power market. Designs include the large, chilled water and steam generation plants as well as combined heat & power facilities, substations and electrical distribution.

Engineer will execute complex assignments requiring the application of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods.

Some specific duties & responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating project design assignments and design teams.

  • Performs Lead Electrical Engineer duties on large multi-discipline projects.

  • Performs Project Management duties on electrical discipline projects;

Electrical system modeling including grounding, load flow, short-circuit, and arc-flash analysis.

  • Protective relay setting development, calculation, and coordination studies.

  • Developing scope of work, conceptual design, and execution plans;

Developing equipment specifications, procuring, and factory acceptance testing electrical equipment.

  • Preparing engineering cost and man-hour estimates and schedules;

Preparing/creating construction documents for the installation of new or modifications of existing facility electrical systems.

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

  • Regularly meeting and corresponding with clients or outside personnel.

  • May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and reports;

Some marketing responsibilities.

  • Other duties will be assigned as required.

    Work experience which demonstrates progressive design and project management responsibilities. Has experience with design scope development, budget preparation and project execution meeting schedule requirements and maintaining established budgets. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. Must be capable of interpreting and developing solutions to complex problems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from accredited program.

  • Minimum 7 years of related experience.

  • Experience in electrical power, medium voltage, low voltage, lighting, grounding, electrical equipment control, protective relaying and associated systems design and construction administration strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of utility grid interconnection highly desirable.

  • Facility type designs may include power generating facilities, process facilities, and large industrial facilities.

  • System modeling using SKM Power Tools, ETAP, or similar modeling software is required.

  • Excellent written & verbal communications as well as strong analytical & problem-solving skills are required.

  • Previous consulting engineering experience preferred.

  • Licensed as Professional Engineer strongly preferred.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 223256 Job Hire Type Experienced