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Burns & McDonnell Staff Instrument & Controls Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


The Staff Instrument & Controls (I&C) Engineer will work with 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.

  • Prepare control systems (DCS and/or PLC), Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and instrument 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 Construction Specifications, Instrument Installation Details, and Instrument Location Plans.

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

  • Prepare 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.

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

  • Develop 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.

  • Perform Factory Acceptance Tests, control wiring design, and logic design.

  • Provide technical assistance during commissioning at project site.

  • Perform quality reviews of project submittals.

  • 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.

  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification recommended.

  • 3 years related experience. Completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • 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).

  • 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: 201030



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