Burns & McDonnell Staff Transmission Planning Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona


The Staff Transmission Planning Engineer will execute assignments in the area of electric power system studies involving planning and operations. Typical studies could include analyses of power flow, transient stability, short circuit, electromagnetic transients, reliability, and economic dispatch, among others.

  • Plans, conducts and coordinates work in the selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques for electric transmission system planning procedures and criteria for transmission planning studies.

  • Perform electric power and transmission planning assignments which involve conventional engineering practices, but may involve a variety of complex features.

  • Execute power flow, transfer capability, and economic dispatch associated with transmission congestion management scenarios.

  • Perform power system planning and operations including: transient stability, short circuit, and voltage analysis.

  • Perform necessary North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), regional assessments, following established requirements and standards.

  • Perform electrical risk assessment processes and procedures utilizing standard techniques.

  • Perform transmission planning assignments utilizing power system analysis software.

  • Assist with problem-solving electrical power planning engineering fundamental issues and be able to communicate solutions with other operation departments.

  • Coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.

  • All other duties as assigned.          


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 3 years of applicable experience or Master's in Electrical Engineering with 2 years of applicable experience or a PhD in Electrical Engineering.

  • Consulting experience preferred.

  • Strong computer skills using industry software

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

  • Ability to independently solve difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Effective written and oral communications skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT)

  • Completion of FE exam strongly preferred.    


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % 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.

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Req ID: 181142