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Burns & McDonnell Senior Building Automation Engineer - Mission Critical (Dallas) in Dallas, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is a company comprised of more than 14,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants, and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell’s Mission Critical team was ranked #2 by the ENR in 2023. We have exciting opportunities for those interested in growing their careers in one of the most fast-paced, innovative sectors of high-tech building design and construction. Project focus would be mission-critical data center projects. This opportunity hires directly into our Mission Critical team and into a multibillion-dollar industry that is growing exponentially. Data Centers are an aggressive market for Burns & McDonnell and are highlighted by several priority articles on our site. Mission Critical is an international practice for Burns & McDonnell involving exciting, collaborative work across many departments.

The Senior Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Engineer will lead either multi-disciplinary or controls-specific engineering teams to develop and review Instrument & Controls Engineering design packages, perform calculations and develop engineering solutions in support of capital and retrofit projects in a variety of locations. Work duties can consist of any of the following depending on client, project, and consultant role:

  • Lead development of design drawings and specifications for design of primarily HVAC control systems and EPMS, for both PLC-based systems and DDC-based systems (System is client-specific).

  • Coordinate with mechanical and electrical design teams to develop Sequences of Operations and Point Lists for HVAC control and electrical monitoring of equipment and systems.

  • Create engineering drawings for control panel and field wiring designs including installation details, bill of material, and P&IDs.

  • Manage quality reviews of project submittals.

  • Evaluate technical bids and managing vendor and sub-consultant contracts.

  • Review and approving of vendor and sub-consultant drawings, including Sequences of Operation, Points Lists, Engineering Drawings, Bill of Materials, Graphics, and Test Scripts.

  • Participate in Software Bench Tests, Software Factory Acceptance Tests, and Equipment Factory Witness Tests.

  • Provide technical assistance during commissioning at project site.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Facilitate multi-consultant and Owner meetings for design changes and implementation.

  • Lead production of engineering drawings using Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD Electrical, or ePlan.

  • Manages small projects.

  • Responsible for quality assurance, review and improvements and the coordination of tasks and personnel.

  • Resolves RFIs and develop work plans.

  • Ensures adherence to client and industry standards and applies client or industry standards, guidelines, specifications, practices and procedures in preparing designs.

  • Builds relationships at all levels and mentor staff.


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program and 7 years electrical engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred. Required or

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and 7 years electrical engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred. Required

  • Master Degree in Electrical Engineering and 6 years electrical engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred. Required

  • Experience designing BAS systems for large and complex projects.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of electrical equipment design ANSI and IEEE Standards. Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • 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.

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Ability to travel. accredited program.

  • Must have or be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License Preferred


Job Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Dallas

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 235540

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-EH #GFS