Burns & McDonnell Assistant Chemical Engineer - Energy Storage (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri
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 engineers 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.
Assist with upfront development and feasibility studies of energy storage projects.
Understanding and familiarity with different battery chemistries.
Interest in future environmental impacts of the energy storage industry, including battery disposal and recycling.
Developing scope of work, conceptual design, and execution plans.
Developing equipment specifications, procuring, and factory acceptance testing of energy storage equipment.
Preparing/creating construction documents for the installation of new energy storage equipment.
Assist with correcting and updating drawings within multiple CAD related software.
Assists in performing field inspections, measurements, or calculations for clients.
Other duties will be assigned as required.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or related degree from an ABET-accredited program.
Or Bachelor of Science in 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.
Previous internship and/or related consulting 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, 2D and 3D rendering programs and other analysis programs is preferred.
Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.
Job Chemical Engineering
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Req ID: 225464