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Assistant Electrical Engineer - Substation
Burns & McDonnell | Morristown, New Jersey
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Job Description

Burns & McDonnell, one of the nation's top engineering, construction, and consulting firms; we are expanding our resources and have exciting new opportunities for experienced and motivated industry professionals in the Morristown NJ area.

Burns & McDonnell has an opportunity in our Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Group for a Staff Substation Engineer. This position includes the responsibility of performing substation engineering including physical substation design and protection and control design services on various substation projects (from 69 up to 765 kV voltage level) for local and domestic clients. This position will be responsible for an array of challenging items including the design and development of engineering deliverables on multiple complex utility projects. Responsibilities include the preparation of plans, schematics, 1-lines, 3-lines, wiring diagrams, materials lists & specifications in the adaptation and modification of standard engineering design techniques procedures and criteria to support, as needed; the execution and development of deliverables for high and extra high voltage substations (HV and EHV). This exciting opportunity will provide latitude for continued professional growth as a part of our established mentorship programs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

* Prepare new and modify existing relay drawings including relay panel arrangements, single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC elementaries, equipment wiring, and relay panel wiring.
* Design substations utilizing client standards including bill of materials, yard layouts, plans, sections and details, grounding, ground grid, control building arrangements, interior and exterior raceways, auxiliary AC and DC power systems, and cable lists.
* Prepare calculations and equipment specifications.
* Work with Senior engineers to develop and evaluate plans for major projects.
* Interact with inter-departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design teams.

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from accredited program. Minimum 2 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience). Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Completion of FE exam preferred.


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