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Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona


At Burns & McDonnell, you own your career. We align individual passions with opportunities to provide unbridled professional growth for the best talent in the industry. Burns & McDonnell is growing its renewable energy business and is seeking an Electrical Engineer with a passion for renewable energy to help growth this business in our Phoenix Office. This position will partner with a multi-discipline team to develop electrical substations designs to support wind, solar, and battery renewable energy projects.

This position will be responsible for the overall work product of renewable substation projects, with a heavy focus on technical skillset, quality, and value engineering. Additionally, this role will establish and maintain a professional and satisfactory relationship with the Owner and other project stakeholders at the client. The renewable industry is a fast-growing industry. This role will require an entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership abilities to deliver on the opportunity ahead. Renewable energy design experience is preferred.

Primary responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Thinking creatively to address the complex challenges faced by the largest renewable generators in North America.

  • Substation physical design including yard layout plans, sections, and details; grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior, and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bill of material.

  • Substation protection and control design including panel arrangements, single lines, three lines, AC/DC schematics, equipment wiring, and relay panel wiring.

  • Performing or overseeing quality reviews of design packages.

  • Ability to provide value engineering principles to drive low-cost, reliable designs for our clients.

  • Preparing equipment specifications.

  • Providing support for our clients during construction.

  • Performing field inspections and compliance documentation.

  • Leading a team of single- or multi-discipline professionals to ensure project success.

  • Presenting designs and proposals to clients, permitting authorities, public interest groups.

  • Prepare proposals, assist in presentations, and participate in contract negotiations.

  • Meeting with clients, contractors, and vendors.

  • Leverage existing client relationships, create new client relationships and focus on repeat work within each client account.


  • 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-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 212491