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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Electrical Engineer - Networks, Integration & Automation (Houston) in Houston, Texas

Description

You will have the opportunity at Burns & McDonnell to build your own success story, both personally and professionally. You will be empowered to build your career with a company that supports the creation of infrastructure for the largest and most complex machine humans have ever built, and which literally powers our society. Join our team working on dynamic projects engineering telecommunication solutions that are modernizing today’s electric grid infrastructure. We want you to bring your unique experiences, talents, and perspectives to our diverse team to make our client projects successful!

Networks, Integration & Automation (NIA)

As an engineer at Burns & McDonnell, you will receive on-the-job training, technical mentorship, and personal development on your way to becoming a key part of our nationwide team that supports the following projects:

  • Grid Modernization: Now, more than ever, reliable and secure communication for grid operations is essential. We work with electric utilities to expand their capabilities with the latest technologies for remote monitoring, automation, and control to improve their operational efficiency.

  • Networks: We help our clients build redundant, longhaul, high-capacity data networks via a variety of technologies that are used for both business/IT needs as well as the day-to-day operational needs that keep the lights on.

  • Renewable Energy: With the expansion of renewable energy technologies, our team works to connect these assets to electric grid infrastructure to provide critical communications for the local utility and system operator in areas such as offshore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV), hydroelectric power, and battery storage.

  • Rural Broadband: As engineers, we have a social responsibility to support our communities. Our NIA team works to help our clients provide highspeed internet access to rural communities to advance educational and economic opportunities and help close the digital divide.

  • Private LTE: We are supporting development of entirely private carriergrade networks for electric utilities, unlocking new capabilities to monitor and manage the grid and ultimately better serve customers. Private LTE is one application of many within our wireless portfolio.

  • Fiber: Fiber optic infrastructure is one of the fastest ways that utilities transmit highbandwidth data, and our team is helping to expand that infrastructure from their core networks all the way to customer homes.

  • Electric Vehicles: We work with industry leaders and electric utilities to help our customers transition to beneficial and costeffective transportation electrification.

Job Duties

  • Assists in the electrical design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion

  • Assists with research, design and compiles project related data as required by the project managers.

  • Assists with modifying and reviewing production drawings for NIA related projects.

  • Applies basic knowledge of commonly used electrical concepts, practices, codes, and procedures within the electrical engineering services industry.

  • Learns and utilizes innovative tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 3D scanning, and model-based design.

  • Assists with client presentations, shop drawing review, and contract administration for the design of telecommunication solutions.

  • Assists in performing field inspections, measurements, or calculations for public and private clients.

  • All other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Basic knowledge in standard electrical engineering techniques, principles 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).

  • 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.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 212532

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