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Burns & McDonnell Senior Project Engineer - Substation in Chicago, Illinois


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 Chicago 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 Canada. Opportunities may include, but not limited to:

  • Managing overall engineering design efforts for Design-Only and EPC 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.


  • 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.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 231914

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-EH #T&D *IND-DNP*