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Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical Engineer - Substation (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois

Description

By aligning individual passions with opportunities, Burns & McDonnell provides unbridled professional growth for the best talent in the industry. Burns & McDonnell is seeking an Electrical Engineer to take control of their career potential in our Chicago office. This position will partner with a multi-discipline team to develop designs of electrical substations to support the safe and reliable delivery of electricity across the United States and Canada. Opportunities may include, but not limited to:

  • Thinking creatively to address the complex challenges faced by the largest utilities in North America.

  • Performing facets of substation physical design including yard layout plans, sections and details; grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of material.

  • Performing facets of substation protection and control design including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC schematics, equipment wiring and relay panel wiring.

  • Performing or overseeing quality review of above facets of substation design

  • Preparing equipment specifications.

  • Providing support for our clients during construction.

  • Performing field inspections and compliance documentation.

  • Leading a team of single- or multi-discipline professionals to ensure project success.

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

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

  • Participating in project proposal efforts.

  • Advancing into leadership roles.

Qualifications

  • ​​​​​Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is strongly preferred.

  • Three (3) years of substation electrical engineering experience, consulting preferred. Master of Science degree in electrical engineering may be substituted for one (1) year experience.

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

  • Proficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI Standards.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Other Locations US-KY-Lexington

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 210348

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