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Burns & McDonnell Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer - Onsite Energy & Power (Multiple Locations) in Kansas City, Missouri


The OnSite Energy & Power team is looking for a Senior Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Engineer to support projects for distributed energy plants for institutional and industrial clients, including electric, steam, chilled water, hot water, and cogeneration plants. The Senior I&C Engineer will be able to lead all I&C engineering activities for multi-disciplinary projects for new or existing facilities or controls upgrade projects for existing facilities including providing direction for junior staff.

The Senior I&C Engineer will be responsible for performing the following activities:

  • Perform I&C studies, including site walkdown, scope development, stakeholder interviews, vendor selection, cost estimate development and develop written reports

  • Support the development Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's)

  • Support the development Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Specifications

  • Develop Instrument Lists

  • Develop Instrument Procurement Specifications

  • Develop Instrument Data Sheets

  • Develop Instrument Installation Details

  • Develop Instrument Location Plans

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Specifications

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) System Architecture Diagram

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) I/O List

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Control Narratives

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Logic Diagrams

  • Develop Control System (DCS and/or PLC) Graphics Diagrams

  • Develop Control System Network Drawings

  • Develop I&C Connection/Loop Diagrams

  • For assigned procurement contracts (e.g., Instrumentation, Control Systems, CEMS/PEMS)

o Develop Approved Vendors Lists

o Coordinate with procurement to develop RFQ documentation

o Perform technical bid evaluations

o Review vendor submittals

  • Perform software and hardware configuration with various platforms, including Rockwell.

  • Support Factory Acceptance Tests

  • Provide technical assistance during commissioning at project site

  • Perform quality reviews of project submittals

  • Leads field inspections, installation, measurements or calculations for public and private clients.

  • Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met.

  • Participate in sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits.

  • Lead the development of cost proposals and qualification statements to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance.

  • Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Mentor and train junior engineers.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from accredited program required.

  • Masters Degree a plus.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience. Completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification or Professional Engineer (PE) License strongly preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of electrical equipment design ANSI and IEEE Standards. Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, AutoCAD).

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • Ability to travel.

Job Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-TX-Fort Worth, US-NC-Raleigh

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210437