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Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Engineer – Mission Critical (San Francisco) in San Francisco, California


Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Burns & McDonnell has exciting opportunities for Electrical Engineers interested in growing their careers in one of the most fast paced, innovative companies for high tech building design and construction. Project focus would be mission-critical data center projects. This opportunity hires directly into that team and into an industry of more than $17 billion. Data Centers are an aggressive market for Burns & McDonnell and are highlighted by several priority articles on our site.

This position requires an experienced electrical engineer capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. This candidate will lead design, planning and client coordination activities associated with high, medium and low voltage electrical distribution and control systems found in mission critical, healthcare, and industrial sites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Designs electrical systems/equipment to provide a useful and safe environment for the mission critical market in accordance with the clients requirements for reliability and uptime.

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

  • Monitors installation of designed equipment/systems to ensure compliance with design documents.

  • 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 telecom routing, instrumentation and controls for HVAC systems, fire-alarm interface, building level uninterrupted power systems (UPS) systems, engine 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, designs, and narratives.

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

All other duties as assigned.


  • Possess knowledge of all applicable standards and codes.

  • AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), and Strong computer skills necessary to accomplish electrical designs.

  • Applicant must be a licensed professional engineer. Registrations in multiple states or NCEES record is a plus.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Seven years of experience in the design, installation and maintenance of electrical distribution systems.A working knowledge of control systems and fundamental communication interfaces.

  • Demonstrated abilities as a project discipline lead.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-San Francisco

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 223126