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Burns & McDonnell Electrical, Instrumentation, & Controls Engineer - Pipelines (Multiple Locations) in Columbus, Ohio


This position will be responsible for performing the engineering and consulting services for clients across the US. Main responsibilities include working with the team to create electrical, instrumentation and controls components of pipeline facility design deliverables. Projects range in size and complexity from small utility regulator station upgrades to large metering and regulation or compressor station projects.

  • Position may include full or partial responsibility for the following Electrical tasks.

  • Development of AC & DC power systems, one-line schematics diagrams, electrical wiring diagrams, electrical area classification drawings, grounding drawings and lighting plans.

  • Perform basic calculations: short circuit, cable sizing, voltage drop, conduit sizing & fill, others.

  • Design and specify electrical equipment including 15kV gear, 5kV gear, medium voltage motor control centers, low voltage motor control centers, transformers, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), power distribution centers (PDC’s) and other typical electrical equipment.

  • Perform electrical systems analysis including load flow, short circuit, arc-flash and protective relaying calculations, and settings.

  • Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments in the discipline of Instrumentation & Controls (I&C).

  • Coordinate with the team with the development of P&IDs, system control philosophies, and alarm setpoints, as well as provide EI&C comments on equipment procurement specifications and packages.

  • Development of network diagrams, instrument location plans, input/output (I/O) lists, instrument index, control philosophy, control narrative, cause & effect, and instrument datasheets.

  • Design and specify programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), remote terminal units (RTU’s), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and others as required.

  • Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following general assignments

  • Participate in preparation of proposals and scope development.

  • Develop Engineering/project cost estimates and schedules

  • Perform initial site visits to gather all required EI&C information needed to perform established deliverables.

  • Develop conceptual designs and execution plans

  • Work with clients and vendors to obtain information required to complete engineering design deliverables on schedule and building long working relationships.

  • Responsible for Quality Assurance process adherence.

  • Develop and improve processes, tools, and standards

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers and team members

  • Provide short term field support during construction

  • Support business development and marketing initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience (completion of master’s degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)

  • Professional Engineer registration strongly preferred

  • Experienced in ETAP and/or SKM software.

  • Experience in the electrical, instrumentation, and control engineering for pipeline facilities such as natural gas metering and regulating stations, storage upgrades, and compressor stations.

  • Advanced knowledge of industrial standards and codes such as AGA, API, PIP ISO, NFPA, NEC, IEEE.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Beneficial but not required to have:

  • Ability to perform risk management review (HAZOP, SIL)

  • Experience with Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF), DCS, BMS


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Other Locations US-OH-Columbus

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 220752