Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - Distribution Modernization (Houston) in Houston, Texas
This position will provide development and design services on 2.4kV to 34.5kV overhead and underground utility distribution projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.
This role requires the ability to handle multiple projects and to prioritize work. This position will be responsible for the development an array of challenging items including the drafting and design of engineering deliverables on multiple complex utility distribution projects. This position will require interface with utility clients and collaboration with multiple offices. This exciting opportunity will provide latitude for continued professional growth as a part of our established mentorship programs.
This role is responsible for preparation and development of distribution voltage construction packages for both overhead and underground construction.
Experience includes knowledge of overhead and underground construction methods, knowledge of distribution system equipment, and utilizing field data and GIS information to aide in design.
Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
Performs work which involves conventional engineering practices but may involve a variety of complex features. Requires general knowledge of precedents in specialty areas and familiarity with basic principles and practices in related specialties.
May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.
This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.
Assignments may include:
Design distribution facilitates utilizing client standards including overhead and underground distribution facilities including distribution equipment installation, feeder replacement, cable replacement, new feeder design and others as assigned.
Routing, design and execution of distribution line projects.
Prepare proposals and engineering/project cost estimates.
Prepare calculations and equipment specifications.
Assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient, or testing is advisable.
Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.
Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel.
Some marketing responsibilities.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering a plus.
7 years electrical engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred.
Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred.
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.
Job Electrical Engineering
Primary Location US-TX-Houston
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Req ID: 230605 Job Hire Type Experienced