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Senior Substation Engineer (Kansas City)

Company: Burns & McDonnell
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Responsible for oversight of substation engineering and consulting services for clients across the US and internationally. Main responsibilities include leading others in creating electrical protection & control and/or physical layout design deliverables. Projects range in size, complexity, and voltage class from small distribution equipment upgrades to large transmission projects. This position can influence the future of the resiliency, reliability and economic operation of the electric grid. Opportunities to advance into leadership/management roles are available.
Position may include leading or executing the following assignments:

  • Preparation of proposals and scope development, including conceptual designs and execution plans

  • Prepare engineering cost and man-hour estimates and schedules

  • Physical substation design including yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, lightning protection, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and associated bills of material

  • Protection and control design including panel arrangements, one lines/single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring and relay panel wiring

  • Prepare calculations and reports for engineering studies (grounding, lightning protection, AC/DC load studies, etc.)

  • Prepare equipment specifications for procurement and/or factory acceptance testing

  • Coordinate design activities with other departments (Civil/Structural, Networks, Transmission Line, etc.)

  • Develop and improve processes, tools and/or technology implementations

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced team members

  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel

  • Perform quality reviews for other engineers and designers

  • Provide short term field support during construction

  • Support business development and marketing initiatives

  • Other areas of involvement may include: relay settings, 3D/intelligent design, or industry/professional technical committee involvement


    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from accredited program

    • Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience)

    • Professional Engineer registration strongly preferred

    • Proficiency with National Electrical Safety Code and IEEE / ANSI Standard

    • Strong preference for those with:

      • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

      • Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria

        Job Electrical Engineering
        Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
        Schedule: Full-time
        Req ID: 210204 Job Hire Type Experienced
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Keywords: Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City , Senior Substation Engineer (Kansas City), Engineering , Kansas City, Kansas

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