Burns & McDonnell Assistant Electrical Engineer - Aviation & Federal in Morristown, New Jersey


Position available for an electrical engineer with experience in a variety of facility electrical system and subsystems including: electrical distribution, communication, security, fire alarm, and control systems. Types of projects will include:

  • Commercial and Military Aviation Hangars and related facilities.

  • Airport terminals and related facilities.

  • Military facilities.

  • Federal facilities.

  • Large infrastructure upgrade projects, etc.

General duties of the role are as follows:

  • Standard design of electrical systems/equipment to provide a useful and safe workplace.

  • Be able to work under a Senior or Staff Engineer’s supervision and direction.

  • Able to develop electrical design plans for facilities encompassing but not limited to the following: reliable normal and emergency power distribution, energy efficient lighting systems, communications and security systems, instrumentation and controls for HVAC systems, fire alarm and mass notification systems, uninterrupted power systems (UPS) systems, and emergency generators.

  • Assist in the design and specification of equipment or systems being purchased or fabricated.

  • Perform construction support services, including, but not limited to: shop drawing review, answering RFIs and site visits.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program is required.

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

  • Knowledge of all applicable standards and codes is preferred.

  • Strong CAD and computer skills necessary to accomplish electrical design goals are required.

  • Knowledge strongly preferred.

  • FE/EIT strongly preferred.

  • Zero to two years of experience in the design, installation and maintenance of fire alarm, communications electrical distribution systems preferred.

  • A working knowledge of control systems and fundamental communication interfaces.

  • Experience within the aviation industry a plus.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-NJ-Morristown

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % 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: 181248