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Burns & McDonnell Electrical Designer - Substation (St. Louis) in Saint Louis, Missouri


A Substation Electrical Designer (Physical or P&C) will perform various phases of planning, site evaluations, analytical designs of Physical or Protection/Control packages, report preparation, specifications, and preparation of proposal and construction documentation and electrical plans as part of a project team. This position will work on various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Design various electrical projects including creating electrical schematics, grid plan layouts, electrical power systems, lighting systems, protection and controls, and site and facility design. Follow all company, client and project design and drafting standards.

  • Plan and develop drawings for production work including problem analysis, design layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Execute variety of electrical design assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining rough sketches.

  • Execute changes to designs or sketches and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects.

  • Analyze reports, drawings and tests to plan and design projects.

  • Interpret and incorporate design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Review design drawings for quality assurance within scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • Compute volume calculations for conduit/grounding layouts, equipment and panel wiring diagrams and relay panel schematics.

  • Organize and maintain all revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information are stored in a logical and well-structural manner.

  • Responsible for clear and concise written and verbal communications, as it relates to the project client coordination.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and two years related experience or associate's degree and three years related experience or four years progressive detailing and design experience.

  • Advanced understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Excel to develop the design deliverables. Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs. ACADE is a plus.

  • Advanced ability to utilize 2D applications to prepare engineering drawings. Ability to utilize 3D applications on the Physical design side is a plus.

  • Advanced knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Physical Design Applicants: Ability to take various conceptual layouts through detailed design including plans/section, grounding, conduit, details, BOMs, etc. Experience with lightning protection/lighting/grounding modeling is a plus.

  • Protection and Control Design: Ability to take various relay one-lines through detailed schematics design. Ability to take schematic design through detailed wiring design. Experience with AC/DC calculations, cable length determination, conduit fill calcs, etc. is a plus.

  • Advanced knowledge in the theory and practices of assigned discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others including, but not limited to 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-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 210599 Job Hire Type Experienced