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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - Substation (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


Responsible for oversight of substation engineering and consulting services for Midwest clients and across the US. Main responsibilities include leading others in creating electrical protection & control and/or physical layout design deliverables, developing and maintaining relationships with client project teams. Projects range in size, complexity, and voltage class from small distribution equipment upgrades to large transmission projects. This position can influence the future of the resiliency and reliability of the electric grid.

Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments:

·Lead in preparation of proposals and scope development, including:

  • Conceptual designs and execution plans

  • Engineering/project cost estimates and schedules

·Lead in the execution of engineering activities:

  • Physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of material

  • Protection and control design including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring and relay panel wiring

  • Calculations for studies and reports (grounding, lighting protection, AC/DC load studies, etc.)

  • Equipment specifications for procurement and/or factory acceptance testing

·Lead coordination of design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural, Networks, Transmission Line, etc.). Lead coordination of design activities with other Burns & McDonnell Global Practices and Office locations.

·Develop and improve processes, tools and/or technology implementations

·Provide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers and team members

·Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel (material suppliers, construction contractors, etc.).

·Perform quality reviews for other engineers and designers

·Support business development and marketing initiatives with a focus on supporting the growth of local/reginal clients.

·Other areas of involvement may include: relay settings, 3D modeling/design, or industry/professional technical committee involvement


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited program

  • Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)

  • Professional Engineer registration preferred

  • proficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI Standard

Strong preference for those with:

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria

Travel: 10-20% of the time to client offices, client sites, and other Burns & McDonnell offices


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 221103 Job Hire Type Experienced