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Burns & McDonnell Staff Instrument & Controls Engineer - Global Facilities (Multiple Locations) in Kansas City, Missouri


Executes Instrument and Controls Engineering design activities for minor to major scale controls only and EPC ammonia refrigeration projects in food, beverages and cold storage industrial facilities. Responsible for providing Controls Systems and Instrumentation design deliverables for the project(s) in the front end, detailed design, construction, and start-up phases.

This role will include developing programming automation and control systems involving PLCs (programmable logic controllers) for PLC supervisory control systems in the industrial refrigeration segment.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and project site safety policies.

  • Works with a team of Instrument and Controls Engineers and Designers in the execution of design and interfaces with a multi-discipline project team consisting of project manager, electrical, controls, estimating and multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Responsible for developing PLC and HMI programming design deliverables as well as commissioning and startup support of those design deliverables.

  • Develop instrumentation engineering/design deliverables, including Instrument Index, Instrument Data Sheets, Instrument Installation Details, Instrument Location Plans, Wiring Diagrams, and Loop Diagrams.

  • Develop controls design deliverables, including I/O list, Process Control Narratives, and Control Panel Design.

  • Develop electrical design deliverables including 480VAC and below equipment power design, installation plan drawings, and conductor schedules.

  • Develop I&C purchase specifications, review bids, make technical recommendations and manage the overall purchase,

  • Develop and manage third party control system suppliers to comply with the control system design requirements, including participating in Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).

  • Responsible for applying knowledge of commonly used I&C engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the engineering services industry.

  • Interfaces directly with construction personnel in development of contracts and execution of work. Tracks Instrument and Controls design efforts against budgets and expected progress.

  • Works with clients and vendors directly in developing design and builds lasting business relationships.

  • Provide direct assistance to ammonia refrigeration contractors to troubleshoot programming issues from the office, as well as in the field.

  • Responsible for leadership and guidance of less experienced team members.

  • Experienced in the development of P&IDs and working with process engineers to define and show proper scope of the project.

  • Provides the specification of the various types of instruments for flow, pressure, temperature and level.

  • Develop design calculations, project studies and report preparation.

  • Perform quality reviews of project design submittals.

  • Quality review the construction administration including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, calculations, field inspections and testing of electrical systems.

  • Coordinates workload with Control Systems Department Manager.

  • Interfaces directly with offsite design office and coordinates and tracks execution of all electrical controls department work to that office.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Instrumentation and Controls design deliverables include developing PLC and HMI programming, instrument specifications, instrument inquiry/purchase packages, I/O List, loop drawings, control panel designs, wiring drawings, one lines, FRS, SRS.

This position will be accountable for making trips to job sites to survey and support installations and startups (travel about 30%).


  • Bachelor’s degree in Instrument & Controls, Electrical, Chemical Engineering, or related degree from accredited program.

  • Minimum 5 years instrumentation and Controls experience.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Industrial Refrigeration control system experience

  • Ability to read, write, and develop PLC and HMI programs.

  • Ability to create and read wiring diagrams.

  • Knowledge of OSHA/Process Safety Management (PSM) is a plus.

  • Knowledge of ANSI/IIAR is a plus.

  • Successful completion (i.e. Passing) FE or EIT preferred.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Knowledge of applicable design standards covering Instrument & Control Design/Engineering such as NFPA, ISA, IEC, IEEE, ISA/IEC 61511, ISO13849, UL508A.

  • Experience in Rockwell PLC platforms is required. Experience in Siemens, GE, Modicon, Opto22, Automation Direct, a plus.

  • SCADA experience with Factory Talk SE distributed network is required. Wonderware local and distributed systems, Ignition Software is a plus.

  • Experience in high availability virtualization solutions, network architecture design and segmentation are a plus.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Previous EPC project execution experience is a plus.

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-GA-Atlanta, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241818

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-MH #GFS