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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Designer - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s world headquarters in Kansas City, MO, is looking for a Senior Electrical Designer to join our growing team in the Oil, Gas, and Chemical Global Practice. 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 position offers the opportunity to lead various phases of planning, site evaluation and design and showcase your leadership talents through coordination, communication, and execution of projects.

The Senior Electrical Designer will work on a diverse portfolio of projects with various clients in the Oil, Gas & Chemical industries to perform the following duties:

  • Lead the design of grounding, duct bank, cable tray, area class, and lighting systems from concept to completion.

  • Lead the planning and development of a full range of electrical deliverables including plan drawings, installation details, and section/elevations.

  • Perform calculations for lighting, conduit, cable tray, and duct bank.

  • Develop 3D models of electrical components such as cable tray, lights, duct bank vendor equipment, etc.

  • Lead development of schematics and one-line drawings from engineering sketches.

  • Follow all company, client, and project design and drafting standards.

  • Lead project revisions to designs and drawings for quality assurance.

  • Approve design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Complete and review design drawings within scope, budget and schedule.

  • Train, mentor, and develop less experienced drafting, detailing and design staff members.

  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and thirteen years related experience or associate's degree and fourteen years related experience or fifteen years progressive detailing and design experience.

  • Seven or more years of refinery, gas processing or pipeline experience is preferred but not required.

  • Must be willing and eligible to obtain or currently hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

  • Expert understanding of NEC, Electricity Basics, Industrial Construction, industrial Facility Safety and CAD Standards.

  • Expert understanding of 2D and 3D design programs (AutoCAD, MicroStation, SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Review, Navisworks, Visual). SmartPlant 3D experience preferred.

  • Expert ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings.

  • Expert knowledge in the theory and practices of electrical design; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to electrical; and capable of operating electrical design software necessary to execute production tasks.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Project Managers, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 210868