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Burns & McDonnell Staff Utility Planning Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


  • Perform the mechanical and electrical engineering design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.

  • Modify and review engineering drawings for a variety of projects including, but not limited to: power plants, process facilities, industrial facilities, healthcare facilities, airports, educational institutions, commercial, and governmental and military facilities.

  • Perform design of mechanical and electrical components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers.

  • Performs engineering tasks using mechanical and electrical concepts, practices, codes, and procedures within the mechanical and electrical engineering services industry.

  • Perform field inspections, measurements, or calculations for public and private clients.

  • Performs research and applies project related data as required by the project managers.

  • Performs engineering, financial, and technical analysis for various engineering projects including power generation, power delivery, and other utilities.

  • Develops and performs detailed financial analysis using a variety of computer-based software.

  • Develops and incorporates technical assumptions regarding capital costs, operation and maintenance costs, performance estimates, and economic assumptions and forecasts.

  • Develops technical reports and presentations summarizing results of analysis.

  • Compile data into report format and arrange graphic illustrations of research findings.

  • Interpret and present financial and economic conditions and subsequent business implications to client projects

  • Develop client presentations, design review, financial analyst, and contract administration for the design of utility systems for various industries and markets.

All other duties as assigned     


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related field from accredited program is required.

  • Minimum 3 yrs or Master's in Engineering with 2 years of applicable experience or a PhD in Engineering.

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

  • Effective written and oral communications skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient in standard electrical engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PPT)

  • Successful completion of FE exam strongly preferred.     


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190832



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