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


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

  • Perform elementary engineering and design tasks as assigned

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

  • Assist in coordinating and managing Instrument Index and control system input/out (all vendor I/O) list and instrument lists; coordinate I/O to determine partitioning of the control system hardware., working in smart tools, e.g., Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI)

  • Assist with Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) working closely with Process discipline

  • Assist with the preparation of instrumentation engineering/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 preparing control systems (DCS and/or PLC), Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), Analyzers, Valves, and instruments, Vibration Monitoring Systems, etc. specifications and procurement packages.

  • Assist in designing control system logic and configuration, graphic interfaces, and Input/Output (I/O) lists.

  • Assist in coordinating and managing all vendor I/O and instrument lists; coordinate I/O to determine partitioning of the control system hardware.

  • Assist with the preparation of instrumentation design deliverables, including Instrument List, Instrument Construction Specifications, Instrument Installation Details, and Instrument Location Plans.

  • Assist in developing specifications and site study for design of systems; assist with piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) design including instrumentation and related mechanical design.

  • Assist department manager and/or project leads with various tasks with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers.

  • All other duties assigned.


  • Pursuit of Bachelor of Science in Engineering or closely related degree from an ABET accredited school.

  • 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 in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Intern

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 212875