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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Design Engineer (ENR) in Mumbai, India


Burns & McDonnell India (BMI) Energy Division is looking for a well-rounded and driven Electrical Engineer in the Mumbai Office. The Energy Division focuses on power generating facilities which offer a wide range of design and project execution experiences. Designs include the electrical interconnect to the bulk power grid and all associated power generating facility auxiliary power equipment. Equipment includes rotating machines, such as generators and motors, large power transformers, generator circuit breakers, isolated phase bus duct, non-segregated phase bus duct, switchgear, motor control centers, small power transformers, and variable frequency drives. The wide range of projects provide opportunities on both multi-discipline and electrical only projects.

Multi-disciplined power generation projects require engineers to work in a diverse project team environment and exhibit the ability to develop consensus in identifying the optimum solution to complex problems. These complex assignments require the application of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods. Position will require extensive interface with equipment suppliers/vendors, and with Burns & McDonnell project managers, other engineering disciplines, modelers, designers, and detailers locally in the Mumbai office as well as remotely in various offices in the United States.

For an Electrical Engineer, following are some specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Engineers and Designers to independently execute simple cycle / combine cycle power plant EPC type projects;

  • Coordinate with other discipline leads, project management team and client for execution of EPC type power projects;

  • Train younger Engineers on technical topics related to electrical power plant engineering design.

  • Train younger Engineers on standard electrical engineering software tools like ETAP, SKM, CDEGS, etc;

  • Electrical system modeling including grounding, load flow, short-circuit, and arc-flash analysis;

  • Protective relay setting development, calculation, and coordination studies;

  • Developing scope of work, conceptual design, and execution plans;

  • Developing equipment specifications, procuring, reviewing vendor drawings and factory acceptance testing electrical equipment;

  • Preparing engineering cost and man-hour estimates and schedules;

  • Preparing/creating electrical deliverables like one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, schematics, interconnection drawings, equipment layouts, cable schedules, panel schedules, power, grounding and lighting layouts for constructing/installation of new or modifications of existing power generating facility electrical systems;

  • Regularly meeting and corresponding with clients or outside personnel.;

  • Travel to the United States as required and requested to support assignments on projects and overall office needs


  • Good communication skills and team management skills;

  • Work experience which demonstrates progressive design and project management responsibilities. Has experience with design scope development, budget preparation and project execution meeting schedule requirements and maintaining established budgets. 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 interpreting and developing solutions to complex problems.

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from accredited program. 

  • Minimum 10-13 years of related experience.

  • Experience leading team for execution of EPC projects for power plant type projects.

  • Experience of executing projects based on ANSI/NEMA, NFPA, NERC, IEEE, CSA and other international codes and standards;

  • Experience in power generating facilities, process facilities, and/or large industrial facilities including the following design types, is strongly preferred: medium voltage, low voltage, lighting, grounding, electrical equipment control, protective relaying and associated systems design and construction administration.

  • Software experience utilizing SKM Power Tools, ETAP, SmartPlant, SmartPlant Electrical, CDEGS or similar software is preferred.

  • Field construction and commissioning experience is preferred.

  • Excellent written & verbal communications as well as strong analytical & problem solving skills are required.

  • Experience with grid connected utility scale Solar PV power plants is preferred.

  • Previous consulting engineering experience preferred.

Job Engineering

Primary Location India-Maharashtra-Mumbai

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 231074 Job Hire Type Experienced

Not Applicable #BMI N/A