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


Burns & McDonnell’s world headquarters in Kansas City, MO, is looking for a Staff Electrical Designer to join our growing team in the Oil, Gas, and Chemical Global Practice.

This position offers the opportunity to exercise your design skills, plan and produce 2D/3D drawings, and showcase your leadership talents through coordination, communication, and execution of projects.

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

  • Design grounding, duct bank, cable tray, area class, and lighting systems from concept to completion.

  • Plan and develop 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.

  • Develop schematics and one-line drawings from engineering sketches.

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

  • Execute, organize, and maintain project revisions to designs and drawings in a logical and well-structured manner.

  • Interpret and apply applicable codes and specifications related to design requirements.

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

  • Coordinate drafting and design efforts with both internal and external clients and vendors.

  • Develop and grow industrial construction knowledge and field experience.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and seven years related experience or associate's degree and eight years related experience or nine years progressive detailing and design experience.

  • Three 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).

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

  • Experience utilizing 2D and 3D design programs (AutoCAD, SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Review, Navisworks, Visual Lighting). SmartPlant 3D experience preferred.

  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.

  • Strong 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

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 223060 Job Hire Type Experienced