Burns & McDonnell Electrical Engineer Intern - Energy Storage (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois
Burns & McDonnell’s Energy Storage team offers storage solutions that take clients from project conception, siting and permitting to turnkey design, construction, and startup. As one of the only firms in the United States to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution in the energy storage industry, Burns & McDonnell has the market expertise to manage a wide variety of storage technologies including lithium-ion, flow, and mechanical storage systems. The company provides every essential service in the energy storage market and is a key player in the country’s transition to renewables.
The Energy Storage team focuses on renewable power generation and storage in both the utility-scale market and the commercial/industrial market and offers a wide range of design and project execution experiences. Designs include initial battery sizing, use case evaluation, and technology selection to full detailed design. Current projects range in size from 1MW to 400MW with interconnection voltages from 480V to 500kV and include both standalone storage and storage plus other renewables such as wind and solar.
Burns & McDonnell is searching for electrical intern with a passion for renewable energy who can assist with the design and execution of complex energy storage projects. Some specific duties & responsibilities include:
Evaluating energy storage technology and providing guidance for clients on the best technology for the application.
Battery sizing including overbuild and augmentation strategies.
Electrical system modeling including grounding, load flow, short-circuit, and arc-flash analysis.
Protective relay setting development, calculation, and coordination studies.
Assist in the electrical design of energy storage projects.
Assist in developing equipment specifications, procuring, and factory acceptance testing electrical equipment, inverters, batteries, and other associated equipment.
Assist in preparing/creating construction documents for the installation of new energy storage equipment.
Assist with tasks that may include filing, scanning, data entry, documentation, PowerPoint presentation.
Participate in continuous improvement efforts by collecting and analyzing data.
Research solutions to project concerns; analyze and recommend solutions to problems.
Other duties will be assigned as required.
Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.
Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education and/or technical certificate program in a field related to the work done in the department.
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.
Actively involved in campus, community or other volunteer activities or organizations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Self-motivated and eager learner, aptitude to grow and develop within the field.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.
Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education and/or technical certificate program in a field related to the work done in the department.Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.Actively involved in campus, community or other volunteer activities or organizations.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Strong problem solving and analytical skills.Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.Demonstrated leadership skills.Self-motivated and eager learner, aptitude to grow and develop within the field.Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.
Primary Location US-IL-Chicago
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Req ID: 225603