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Burns & McDonnell Senior Project Engineer-Substation (San Juan, PR) in San Juan, Puerto Rico


By aligning individual passions with opportunities, Burns & McDonnell provides unbridled professional growth for the best talent in the industry. Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Project Engineer to take control of their career potential in our Guaynabo, Puerto Rico office. This position will lead and manage a multi-discipline team in the development of engineered substation designs to support the safe and reliable delivery of electricity across the United States and Puerto Rico. Opportunities may include, but not limited to:

  • Managing overall engineering design efforts for projects to optimize safety, schedule, and profitability.

  • Leading and mentoring a team of multi-discipline professionals to ensure project success.

  • Managing the implementation of the Quality Program for engineering designs.

  • Preparing and managing the final engineering labor-hour budgets.

  • Partnering with a projects controls team to manage the engineering design schedule, budget, and progress measurement function.

  • Preparing, submitting, and managing client change orders.

  • Managing subcontracted product procurement and/or engineering design efforts.

  • Directing and managing field services.

  • Presenting designs and proposals to clients, permitting authorities, public interest groups, etc.

  • Corresponding and/or meeting with clients, contractors, and vendors.

  • Leading project proposal efforts.

  • Advancing into leadership roles.


  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited program and licensure as a Professional Engineering (PE).

  • Seven (7) years of substation engineering experience, consulting preferred. Master of Science degree in electrical engineering may be substituted for one (1) year experience.

  • Excellent knowledge in degreed discipline and basic knowledge other industry related disciplines.

  • Strong facilitation and team building skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a dynamic, quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to develop and manage workplans, schedules and budgets.

  • Proficiency with industry codes and standards (e.g. National Electrical Safety Code, ASCE / ACI / AISC / IEEE / ANSI Codes and Standards).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • High level of commitment and attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-PR-San Juan

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 221913