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Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical Engineer - Networks, Integration, and Automation (Phoenix) in Phoenix, Arizona


Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Engineer in our Phoenix office to serve as a technical lead for SCADA deployment projects. The SCADA Engineer will be responsible for engineering design and technical oversight of multiple SCADA deployment projects. Major responsibilities for the SCADA Engineer will include:

  • Design SCADA systems utilizing client standards or developing new standards. Project deliverables may include:

  • points lists

  • device configuration files

  • equipment migration plans

  • bill of materials

  • engineering specifications

  • communication diagrams

  • Identify and troubleshoot device communications using several different protocols

  • Implement SCADA systems using various / different transports and protocols

  • Quality: create and maintain checklists to ensure quality control

  • Provide support to customers in field of expertise

  • Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced tools and techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods.

  • Identify, communicate, and resolve issues on projects as needed.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • Work with the project manager to establish project schedule and lead the engineering team to meet deadlines.

  • Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.

  • Perform design quality reviews.

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel to develop relationships with key client points of contact.

  • Prepare proposals and assist in presentations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical, computer or other related engineering discipline from an accredited program or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in SCADA design and testing.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration preferred.

  • Previous consulting experience preferred.

  • Previous utility company experience preferred.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 212399