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Burns & McDonnell Electrical Engineer - Facilities in Kansas City, Missouri


Responsible for the electrical engineering design activities associated with typical electrical distribution, lighting, communications, and fire alarm systems found in aviation, federal, and commercial sites.


Able to develop electrical design documents for facilities encompassing, but not limited to the following: reliable normal and emergency power distribution, energy efficient lighting systems, communications and security systems, controls for HVAC systems, fire alarm and mass notification systems, uninterrupted power systems (UPS) systems, and emergency generators.

Be able to work under a Senior Engineer’s supervision and direction.

Design electrical systems/equipment to provide a useful and safe workplace.

Provide electrical design direction on multi-discipline projects.

Enforce company and design standards and practices.

Advise clients regarding electrical systems/requirements available to meet their needs and comply with safety codes.

Conduct fault studies and load flow analysis. Develop design criteria for protective device coordination, relay applications, medium voltage transformers, switchgear, medium and low voltage distribution.

Develop conceptual studies, narratives, and design.

Perform construction support services, including but not limited to: shop drawing and submittal reviews, answering RFIs, change order reviews, attend site visits, and final punchlist.

All other duties as assigned.


Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Possess knowledge of applicable electrical codes and standards.

CAD and strong computer skills necessary to accomplish electrical design goals. Proficiency with Revit and AutoCAD. Revit (BIM) strongly preferred.

Working knowledge of power coordination programs such as SKM Systems Analysis or EasyPower.

EIT/FE or PE strongly preferred.


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program. Equivalent master's degree may be substituted for one year of experience.


Three years of related experience in the design, installation and maintenance of electrical distribution, communications and fire alarmsystems.

Experience within the aviation and federal industries a huge plus.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190884