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Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical Engineer - Aviation & Federal (Miami) in Miami, Florida


Tired of cranking out the same electrical designs at the same desk using the same skills? Investing yourself in a slow-paced career? Jump aboard, and find yourself at a place where your technical skills, communication skills, and leadership skills converge to create an incredible career opportunity! Burns & McDonnell is looking for the unique electrical engineer that has a desire to apply their technical design experience, while actively engaging their entrepreneurial spirit. Looking for more direct client and end-user interaction? We’ve got it. Whether you enjoy working with clients that are commercial or federal, you will have the opportunity use those leadership and people-skills that sets you apart from your peers. You will be involved in a variety of unique design projects, from airports to federal facilities to military facilities. Be a part of an energy-filled work place that pays for performance, where you can invest in a career that you can grow into project management or business development opportunities.

The Staff Electrical Engineer will work on project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including process, corporate, airports, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, microgrids, government and military facilities. The Staff Electrical Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting electrical plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.


Involves the design, planning and client coordination activities associated with typical electrical distribution and control systems found in aviation, federal, and military facilities.


  • Designs electrical systems/equipment to provide a useful and safe workplace.

  • Advises clients regarding electrical systems/requirements available to meet their needs and comply with safety codes.

  • Monitors installation of designed equipment/systems to ensure compliance with design specifications and safety codes.

  • Conducts fault studies and load flow analysis. Develop design criteria for protective device coordination, relay applications, medium voltage transformers, switchgear, medium and low voltage distribution.

  • Able to develop and/or lead the design of electrical master plans for facilities encompassing but not limited to the following: reliable power distribution, motor control centers, energy efficient lighting systems, communications and data, instrumentation and controls for HVAC systems, fire-alarm interface, adjustable speed drives, uninterrupted power systems (UPS) systems, emergency generators.

  • Reviews electrical designs and specifications of equipment or systems being purchased or fabricated.

  • Provides electrical design direction and resource management on multi-discipline projects

  • Developing concept studies and design

  • Enforces standards and practices.

  • Participate in the Identification, recruiting and management of resources to meet the needs of the business

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET-accredited program.

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET-accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • 3 years of electrical engineering experience, consulting preferred.

  • Successful completion (i.e.passing) FE or EIT preferred.

  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Strong computer skills include AutoCAD, MicroStation, 2D and 3D rendering programs and other analysis programs.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-FL-Miami

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 232119 Job Hire Type Experienced