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


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a senior electrical engineer to join our growing team in the Oil, Gas & Chemical (OGC) Global Practice in our Kansas City, MO office!

As a senior electrical engineer, you will apply your knowledge of industrial electrical system design requirements, design deliverables, project schedule, and leadership skills to lead teams of engineers and designers, and help grows the business by developing strong relationships with our clients.

As a senior electrical engineer, you will participate in projects from conceptual planning, feasibility analysis, and front-end engineering design (FEED) estimates, through detailed design, construction, and startup. The senior electrical engineer will serve as the project lead electrical engineer on EPC projects and as Project Manager on electrical upgrade projects. The senior electrical engineer must be able to delegate effectively, mentor effectively provides leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced engineers.

Duties include:

  • Have detailed knowledge of NFPA 70, 70E, NEMA MG 1, PIP, and other industry standards.

  • Evaluate client requirements and author clarifications and exceptions to RFPs, design basis documents, project execution plans, and electrical scopes of work.

  • Provide hands-on electrical engineering while mentoring and coaching the discipline team.

  • Preparation of electrical studies including electrical system load studies, short-circuit analysis, relay coordination, arc flash studies, motor starting system dynamics, harmonics analysis, ground fault analysis, and other calculations as required.

  • Have detailed knowledge of electrical system modeling software packages such as SKM or ETAP.

  • Help develop and refine electrical department procedures and specifications.

  • Interact daily with senior management at Burns & McDonnell.

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients and vendors.

  • Design and retrofit 15kV, 5kV, and 480V electrical systems.

  • Manage a cable schedule by interacting with controls engineers.

  • Write specs to purchase electrical equipment.

  • Travel to the project site during construction to answer questions.

  • Write energization guidelines with the initial operations team.

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

  • Advanced knowledge of industry standards and codes such as NEC, API, PIP, IEEE color series books is a plus.

  • This position will be accountable for schedule and budget and making trips to job sites to survey existing electrical conditions (travel about 15%).


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited program.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience).

  • Registered Professional Engineer and NCEES record for licensing in multiple states preferred.

  • Excellent written and 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.

  • The candidate must have experience as a lead electrical engineer 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 a refinery, gas processing, or chemical facility experience a plus.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 231050 Job Hire Type Experienced