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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Electrical Engineer - Substation (Minneapolis) in Duluth, Minnesota


Our Electrical Engineers have the opportunity to build out the infrastructure required to power our communities through the design of high voltage substations. We empower our engineers to build their own career with a company that supports their unique experiences, talents, and perspectives to make our diverse project teams and clients successful.

As an engineer at Burns & McDonnell, you will receive on-the-job training, technical mentorship, and both personal and professional development opportunities to become a key part of our nationwide team.


Design of high voltage (12,000 to 765,000 volt) electrical substations. Areas of design include substation layout and physical design, power system analysis, and control/relay systems for a variety of utility clients across the country.

  • Assist in the electrical design of projects from conceptual phase through design and construction completion.

  • Assist in creating/modifying single-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, control schematics, communication diagrams, and relay panel arrangements.

  • Create/modify wiring diagrams and cable lists.

  • Assist in creating/modifying substation layout drawings, section views, conduit and grounding plans, and bill of materials.

  • Perform studies and calculations such as grounding studies, lightning protection, lighting studies, DC battery sizing, AC load sizing, voltage drop, conduit fill, and control cable sizing.

  • Provide construction support and apply field mark-ups of project as-built drawings.

  • Assist with client communication and manufacturer drawing reviews.

  • Research solutions to project concerns; analyze and recommend solutions to problems.

  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager and others as needed.

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Electrical 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.

  • Previous internship and/or related experience preferred.

  • 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.

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


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Other Locations United States, US-MN-Duluth

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 232558 Job Hire Type New Grad