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Burns & McDonnell Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer - Energy (Multiple Locations) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is a full-service, global AEC firm that excels at every step of project delivery. Our diverse service range gives our clients access to a uniquely broad talent pool of 10,000 professionals and enables us to help solve some of their most complex challenges. We’re able to seamlessly plan, design, permit, construct and manage projects with one mission in mind: making our clients successful.

Burns & McDonnell’s Energy Global Practice is seeking to hire a Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer. As a Senior I&C Engineer, you will work with either controls-specific or multi-discipline engineering teams to develop Instrument & Controls Engineering design packages, perform calculations and develop engineering solutions in support of maintenance or capital projects in a variety of locations.

Job Duties:

  • Lead both small and large controls projects from both technical and Project Management perspective.

  • Lead controls design for multi-disciple projects.

  • Preparing control systems (DCS and/or PLC), Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and instrumentation contracts.

  • Perform control system retrofits and migrations.

  • Develop detailed scope documents to identify how the upgrade/migration will be executed.

  • Prepare instrumentation design deliverables, including instrument list, instrument data sheets, instrument installation details, 3D modeling, and instrument location plans.

  • Prepare controls design deliverables, including input/output (I/O) list, logic diagrams, graphic sketches, alarm management, and control system programming.

  • Prepare electrical design deliverables, including cable schedule, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and installation packages.

  • Participate in the development of piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID's) and equipment subcontract package specifications.

  • Manage instrumentation and control system contracts, including specification development, bid evaluation, contract administration, submittal reviews, factory acceptance testing, site supervision, and contract closeout.

  • Verify and perform design calculations, project studies and report preparation.

  • Perform detailed quality reviews of project submittals.

  • Perform on-site logic and graphic configuration.

  • Perform I/O checkout and functional testing of devices during commissioning at project site.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering from accredited program required. 7 years related experience. Completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Professionally registered engineer (PE) recommended. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Hands-on familiarity with control systems found in power generation facilities is recommended.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

  • Travel requirements – 30%

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-NC-Charlotte, US-NC-Raleigh, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 230470

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-DS #PWR