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Burns & McDonnell Electrical / Instrument & Controls Engineering Intern - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


An Instrument & Controls (I&C) Engineering Intern will work in a collaborative environment within the Oil, Gas & Chemical Global Practice. This position will provide on-the-job I&C training and project execution exposure. The Intern will have ample opportunities for additional in-house I&C trainings and learning opportunities to explore the dynamic and exciting I&C discipline. Successful intern candidates will have opportunities to learn & support projects in following technical areas but not limited to:

  • Assist in performing basic engineering and design tasks as assigned

  • Compile data, perform data entry, perform basic engineering and design computations, and support preparation of engineering plans

  • Assist in coordinating and managing Instrument Index and control system input/out (I/O) lists, working in smart tools, e.g. Smart Plaint Instrumentation (SPI).

  • Provide assistance with piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), working closesly with the Chemical Process discipline

  • Assist with the preparation of instrumentation engineering and design deliverables, Instrument Datasheets, Instrument Index, Instrument Installation Details, Wiring Diagrams, Instrument Location Plans, Loop Drawing, and Electrical/I&C Construction Specifications

  • Assist in developing I&C purchase specifications.

  • Assist in tasks relating to control systems (DCS and/or PLC), Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), Analyzers, Valves, Instruments, Vibration Monitoring Systems, etc.

  • Assist department manager and/or project leads with various tasks.

  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related degree from an accredited program

  • Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education program in a field related to the work done in the department.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Actively involved in campus, community or other volunteer activities or organizations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Self-motivated and eager learner, aptitude to grow and develop within the field.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship, in the country where this position is located, for the duration of the internship.


Job Intern

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 210032