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Burns & McDonnell Staff Building Automation Engineer - Mission Critical (Fort Worth) in Fort Worth, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 8,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants, and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Burns & McDonnell has 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 at an exponential rate. 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 that involves exciting, collaborative work across many different departments.

The Staff Building Automation Engineer will participate on both multi-disciplinary and controls-specific engineering teams to develop and review Building Automation 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:

  • Assists in 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 subconsultant contracts

  • Review and approving of vendor and subconsultant 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

  • Supports RFI responses and associated work plans

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

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Master of Science degree in above Engineering programs or related may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • PE license preferred in Mechanical or Instrumentation & Controls

  • Minimum 2 years of either Building Automation System (BAS) or mechanical HVAC engineering experience

  • Ability to interface, mentor and collaborate effectively with your team members

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team

  • Strong organization, delegation, presentation and communication (both written and verbal) skills

  • Proficient with business and engineering applications.

  • Proficent in Microsoft Office

  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Revit and drawing production from Revit is preferred


Job Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Fort Worth

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 223114 Job Hire Type Experienced