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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - Aviation & Federal (Arlington) in Arlington, Virginia


The Senior Electrical Engineer will lead electrical design project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including airports, government and military facilities. The Senior Electrical Engineer will lead the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting electrical plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

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

  • May develop and evaluate plans for major projects.

  • May assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient or testing is advisable.

  • May coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design assignments.

  • Progressive design and project management responsibilities.

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

  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel.

  • Some marketing responsibilities.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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).

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

  • Specific knowledge of vertical construction methods and utility level electrical distribution systems required.

  • Experience with DoD, GSA or other government entities preferred.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, SKM (short circuit, coordination, and arc flash studies), lighting calculation software, generator sizing software, and Microsoft Office programs.

  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Previous consulting experience necessary.

  • RCDD preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License required.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-VA-Arlington

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 211523