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Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical Designer - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s Oil, Gas & Chemical global practice is searching for a Staff Electrical Designer in its Kansas City, MO headquarters office. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This position offers the opportunity to exercise your design skills, plan and produce 2D/3D drawings, and showcase your leadership talents through coordination, communication, and execution of project. The Staff Electrical Designer will work on a diverse portfolio of projects with various clients in the Oil, Gas & Chemical industries to perform the following duties:

  • Design grounding, duct bank, cable tray, area class, and lighting systems from concept to completion.

  • Plan and develop a full range of electrical deliverables including plan drawings, installation details, and section/elevations.

  • Perform calculations for lighting, conduit, cable tray, and duct bank.

  • Develop 3D models of electrical components such as cable tray, lights, duct bank vendor equipment, etc.

  • Develop schematics and one-line drawings from engineering sketches.

  • Follow all company, client, and project design and drafting standards.

  • Execute, organize, and maintain project revisions to designs and drawings in a logical and well-structured manner.

  • Interpret and apply applicable codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Complete and review design drawings within scope, budget and schedule.

  • Coordinate drafting and design efforts with both internal and external clients and vendors.

  • Develop and grow industrial construction knowledge and field experience.

  • All other duties as assigned.



  • 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.

  • Three or more years of refinery, gas processing or pipeline experience is preferred but not required.

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

  • Good understanding of NEC, Electricity Basics, Industrial Construction, Industrial Facility Safety and CAD Standards.

  • Experience utilizing 2D and 3D design programs (AutoCAD, SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Review, Navisworks, Visual Lighting). SmartPlant 3D experience preferred.

  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.

  • Strong knowledge in the theory and practices of electrical design; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to electrical; and capable of operating electrical 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.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own success story, both personally and professionally. You will be empowered to build not just projects, but your career. With a vast array of service specialties and the tools to shape your destiny, you will find abundant options.

Entrepreneurial spirit drives us to explore big ideas and discover new opportunities. Our engineers, architects, planners, construction professionals, technologists and scientists take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking. Our culture of employee ownership plays a vital role — each of us takes a stake in every project we touch, creating amazing results for our clients and communities. Collaboration leads to our clients’ success, which in turn leads to our company’s success. And that in turn leads to numerous awards and recognition, both for our projects and as a great place to work.

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


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 240050

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-DS #OGC