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Burns & McDonnell Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer - Mission Critical (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Burns & McDonnell has exciting opportunities for Engineers interested in growing their careers in one of the most fast paced, innovative companies for high tech building design and construction. Project focus would be mission-critical data center projects. This opportunity hires directly into that team and into an industry of more than $17 billion. Data Centers are an aggressive market for Burns & McDonnell and are highlighted by several priority articles on our site.

The Senior Instrument & Controls (I&C) Engineer will lead either multi-disciplinary or controls-specific 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.

  • Lead preparation of control systems (DCS and/or PLC), Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and instrument contracts.

  • Manage control system retrofits and migrations.

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

  • Lead preparation of instrumentation design deliverables, including Instrument List, Instrument Construction Specifications, Instrument Installation Details, and Instrument Location Plans.

  • Develop piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID's) and equipment subcontract package specifications.

  • Manage instrument and control system specifications, instrument and instrument valve data sheets, request for quotation (RFQ) and technical bid summaries.

  • Design control system logic and configuration, graphic interfaces, and Input/Output (I/O) lists.

  • Manage vendor I/O and instrument lists; coordinate I/O to determine partitioning of the control system hardware.

  • Manage verification of design calculations, project studies and report preparation.

  • Lead development of specifications and site study for design of systems; provide assistance with P&ID design including instrumentation and related mechanical design.

  • Evaluate technical bids and managing vendor contracts.

  • Review and approving vendor drawings.

  • Plan and lead Factory Acceptance Tests, control wiring design, and logic design.

  • Provide technical assistance during commissioning at project site.

  • Manage quality reviews of project submittals.

  • Manage sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits.

  • 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.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer strongly preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Ability to independently solve problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

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

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy


Job Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 211142