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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer - OnSite Energy & Power (Raleigh) in Raleigh, North Carolina


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity in our Raleigh Office’s OnSite Energy & Power Group for a Senior Electrical Engineer that focuses on campus and industrial utilities as well as the combined heat & power market. Designs include the large, chilled water and steam generation plants as well as combined heat & power facilities, substations and electrical distribution.

Engineer will execute complex assignments requiring the application of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods. Some specific duties & responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating project design assignments and design teams.

  • Performs Lead Electrical Engineer duties on large multi-discipline projects.

  • Performs Project Management duties on electrical discipline projects.

  • 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, and factory acceptance testing electrical equipment.

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

  • Preparing/creating construction documents for the installation of new or modifications of existing facility electrical systems.

  • Providing leadership, guidance, instruction, and mentorship to less experienced staff members.

  • Regularly meeting and corresponding with clients or outside personnel.

  • May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and reports.

  • Some marketing responsibilities

  • Other duties will be assigned as required.

  • 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 7 years of related experience.

  • Experience in electrical power, medium voltage, low voltage, lighting, grounding, electrical equipment control, protective relaying and associated systems design and construction administration strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of utility grid interconnection highly desirable.

  • Facility type designs may include power generating facilities, process facilities, and large industrial facilities.

  • System modeling using SKM Power Tools, ETAP, or similar modeling software is required.

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

  • Previous consulting engineering experience preferred.

  • Licensed as Professional Engineer strongly preferred.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-NC-Raleigh

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 223100 Job Hire Type Experienced