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Burns & McDonnell Electrical / Communications Engineer in Manhattan, New York


Responsible for the telecommunications engineering design and construction administration activities associated with typical data distribution, utility service connections, security and access control systems found in aviation, federal, and commercial sites.


Able to develop telecommunications design documents for facilities encompassing, but not limited to the following: reliable and robust data networks, access control, security, CCTV and public address systems.

Able to work under a Senior Engineer’s supervision and direction as well as perform independent design functions with little guidance.

Provide communications design direction on multi-discipline projects.

Enforce company and design standards and practices.

Advise clients regarding telecommunications systems/requirements available to meet their needs and comply with safety codes.

Understanding of electrical power systems, including but not limited to: Panelboard distribution, dry type transformers, UPS systems, and PDU type distribution.

Develop conceptual studies, narratives, and design.

Responsible for the ongoing construction support of a multiyear, large profile project.

Perform construction support services, including but not limited to: shop drawing and submittal reviews, answering RFIs, change order reviews, attend site visits, and final punchlist.

All other duties as assigned.



Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Possess knowledge of applicable electrical codes and standards.

CAD and strong computer skills necessary to accomplish electrical design goals. Proficiency with Revit and AutoCAD. Revit (BIM) strongly preferred.

PE and RCDD strongly preferred.


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from an accredited program. Equivalent master's degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Specific focus in communications and/or controls preferred.


6 years of related experience in the design, installation and maintenance of communication distribution.

Experience within the aviation and federal industries a huge plus.


JobElectrical Engineering

Primary LocationUS-NY-Manhattan


Travel:Yes, 10% of the Time. Will spend a decent amount of time on project site during the next couple years.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-NY-Manhattan

Schedule: Full-time

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: 190521



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