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Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls Engineer - Pipelines (Multiple Locations) in Detroit, Michigan


Position will be responsible for performing the engineering and consulting services for clients across the US. Main responsibilities include leading others in creating the 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. This position can influence the growth and success of the Pipelines & Facilities group. Opportunities to advance into leadership roles are available.

Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments:

  • Execution of engineering activities

  • Design PLC, BMS, RTU, SCADA, Instrument Index, I/O List, electrical equipment, and instruments specifications of pipeline related facilities

  • Development of one-line, three-lines, schematics diagrams, wiring diagrams, AC power systems, short circuit and arc flash studies

  • Create hazardous area classification drawings and specify appropriately rated equipment.

  • Development of logic diagram, cause & effects, control narratives and control system.

  • Design grounding, ground grid, control buildings, station layouts, lighting, and perform basic calculation.

  • Participate in development of P&IDs, equipment and instrument procurement packages.

  • Participate in preparation of proposals and scope development, including

  • Conceptual designs and execution plans

  • Engineering/project cost estimates and schedules

  • Participate in coordination of design activities with other disciplines (Pipeline Facility (Mech), Pipeline, Civil/Structural, etc.)

  • Develop and improve processes, tools, and standards

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

  • Support recruitment initiatives within the E&IC discipline

  • Meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel

  • Provide short term field support during construction

  • Support business development and marketing initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ABET accredited program

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

  • Profession Engineer registration strongly preferred

  • 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

  • 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

  • Strong preference for those with:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Other Locations US-MI-Detroit

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210892 Job Hire Type Experienced