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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Instrument & Controls Engineer - Food & Consumer Products (Atlanta) in Atlanta, Georgia


The Assistant Instrument & Controls (I&C) Engineer will execute engineering design activities for minor to major scale Engineering/design, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) projects in food, consumer products, pharmaceutical, life science and chemical industrial facilities. The Assistant I&C Engineer is responsible for providing Controls Systems and Instrumentation design deliverables for the project(s) in the front end, detailed design, construction, and start-up phases.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and project site safety policies.

  • Works with a team of Instrument and Controls Engineers and Designers in the execution of design. Interfaces with a multi-discipline project team consisting of project manager, electrical, controls, estimating, and multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Assist with developing controls design deliverables including I/O list, Process Control Narratives, and Control Panel Design.

  • Assist with developing instrumentation design deliverables including Instrument List, Instrument Construction Specifications, Instrument Installation Details, Wiring Diagrams, and Instrument Location Plans.

  • Assist with developing electrical design deliverables including 480VAC and below equipment power design, installation plan drawings, and conductor schedules

  • Responsible for developing Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming design deliverables, network design and system configuration.

  • Assist with developing design calculations, project studies and report preparation.

  • Assist with developing I&C purchase specifications, review bids, make technical recommendations and manage the overall purchase.

  • Assist with managing third party control system suppliers to comply with the control system design requirements, including participating in Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).

  • Responsible for learning and applying knowledge of commonly used Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the engineering services industry.

  • Works with clients and vendors directly in developing design and builds lasting business relationships.

  • Interfaces directly with construction personnel in development of contracts and execution of work. Tracks Instrument and Controls design efforts against budgets and expected progress.

  • Quality review the construction administration including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, calculations, field inspections and testing of electrical systems.

  • Responsible for field commissioning and startup support of the design deliverables at customer site. This position will be accountable for making trips to job sites to survey and support installations and startups (travel about 30%).

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship and/or related experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Basic knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Basic computer skills include AutoCAD, MicroStation, 2D and 3D rendering programs and other analysis programs.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.

  • 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.

  • Must have or be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).


Job Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 222272 Job Hire Type New Grad