Senior Electrical Engineer

Burns & McDonnell   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago

Burns & McDonnell is an employee-owned firm and considered a leading consultant in the refined product terminals and hydrocarbon process industry. We have been and are engaged in terminal projects both large and small nationwide. We execute projects for major oil companies and other industrial clients, including pipeline terminals and truck, ship, and rail loading facilities.

Successful candidate would be experienced in the design and construction of refined product terminals and/or pipelines, potentially including:

  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards including NFPA 30, 72, 497, API 500, 540, ISA 5.1, 5.4.
  • Familiarity with development of one-line diagrams, hazardous area classification, cable and raceway layouts, grounding requirements, and equipment specification sheets.
  • Familiarity with development of instrument data sheets, cause and effect matrices, P&IDs, PLC functional specifications, instrument schematics and loop diagrams.

Typical projects will include, but are not limited to, green-field / retrofit, design-bid-build, Engineer-Procure, or EPC Projects for storage and point of sale terminals, pipeline origination stations, pipeline valve stations, pipeline booster & compressor stations. Most projects will require frequent interaction with clients, acting as their trusted technical engineering and construction advisor, and development of safe, creative and cost-effective solutions to meet their sensitive budget and time constraints.

Candidate should be a self-driven leader capable of spearheading the execution of complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods. Experience/familiarity with industrial systems and equipment including pump / compressor motors, PLC panels, motor control centers, SCADA and communication schemes. May develop and evaluate plans for major projects. May assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient or testing is advisable. May coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design assignments. Progressive design and project management responsibilities. Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members. Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel. Some marketing responsibilities. Other duties as assigned.

Professional Engineer (P.E.) is required with experience with other consulting firms and/or construction contractors. Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field from accredited program. Minimum 7 years related experience. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 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 devising new approaches to problems encountered.

External Description
Do you have the skills and motivation to make your place in an engineering team in a rapidly growing market? Burns & McDonnell is growing its presence in the midstream oil & gas transportation industry. We are seeking lead electrical & instrumentation engineers with experience in oil & gas, industrial or process industries to lead and execute electrical designs on projects ranging from small studies to large, design-build projects.

This position requires a self-starter with strong, proactive work ethic. You will be responsible for executing the overall E&I design process and preparation of contract drawings and specifications while working with multidisciplinary project teams for major hydrocarbon pipeline and terminals clients. Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members. In the course of these project assignments, you will meet and build relationships with clients or outside personnel in the office and in field settings. Candidate should be capable of assisting clients with planning and programming E&I aspects of projects. Must also have the ability to determine project scope, schedule, and budget.

Applicable experience includes, but is not limited to:
Pipeline booster stations, product storage facilities
Truck and marine loading and offloading
Medium and low-voltage motor starters and control centers
NFPA and API hazardous area classification
Instrumentation, ISA and PIP P&ID
Experience in P&ID development and review
PLC controls and safety control systems
Wiring, raceway, grounding layout and design

Candidate must be a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited program. Must have at least 7 years of related experience. Knowledge of plant design software (Plant3D, SmartPlant) is preferred. Experience in the fuels or similar markets preferred.