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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas


The Burns & McDonnell Houston, TX regional office is seeking to hire a Senior Electrical Engineer for the Oil, Gas & Chemical Global Practice!

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will lead & execute detailed design electrical engineering activities for Engineering-Procurement-Construction projects in downstream and mid-stream US domestic Oil, Gas, and Chemical.

  • May be responsible for engineering in the front-end planning stages and take a project through completion, including answering questions from the field regarding installation details and commissioning procedures.

  • Execute electrical engineering within budget by tracking labor hours and material quantities.

  • May assess the feasibility and propose alternate methods based on experience.

  • Responsible for all electrical work products including, but not limited to construction work packages, power system studies, and procurement packages.

  • Develop hazardous area classification source forms and plans; design 34.5kV, 15kV, 5kV, 600V, and below distribution systems; engineer distribution basic, relaying, and metering one lines; engineer 15Kv, 5KV, and 600V motor schematics; perform power system studies including load flow, short circuit, motor starting, time-current curves, circuit breaker settings, protective relay settings, grounding studies, arc flash studies, UPS and battery sizing, cable sizing, and other electrical calculations.

  • Develop specs to purchase electrical equipment.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • This position will be accountable for the technical and constructability of products and equipment.

  • Makes trips to job sites to survey existing electrical conditions (travel about 15%).

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients and vendors.

  • Interact daily with other discipline engineers and project managers.

  • All other duties 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 of electrical engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) and NCEES record for licensing in multiple states preferred.

  • Candidate must have experience as senior electrical engineer in a technical role on detailed design projects. Must have experience in Class 1 Div. 2 Group C, D areas.

  • Must have experience with design activities listed above.

  • Must be willing to travel to the job site and meet with clients and construction personnel to scope the project and answer construction problems.

  • Must have basic knowledge of construction methods such as cable tray installation, cable pulling, cable testing, etc.

  • Must have previous U.S. Domestic downstream and midstream Oil, Gas, and Chemical electrical distribution design experience.

  • Experience in construction and field start-up is a plus. Experience with large industrial facility revamp projects with a customized scope is a plus.

  • Must be familiar with industry-standard codes such as NEC, API, IEEE color series books.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Previous consulting experience preferred.

  • Ability to travel.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 222731