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  • Senior Electrical Engineer, Microgrids

    Job Locations US-PA-Phialdelphia | US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 6 months ago(7/19/2018 1:58 PM)
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  • Overview

    What We Do


    Burns Engineering, Inc. provides professional engineering design and project management services for transportation, facilities, and infrastructure projects. We help our clients attain their strategic goals and initiatives through successful large-scale infrastructure projects. Burns’ full-service capabilities include mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, transportation, and energy consulting engineering.


    Facilities & Infrastructure Team


    Burns’ Facilities & Infrastructure team offers a full range of engineering design services for institutional, industrial, and special purpose facilities and associated infrastructure construction.  Our strong experience in facilities maintenance and management allows us to offer our clients customized, cost-effective solutions to help build resilient and sustainable infrastructure. 


    We are currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our New York, NY or Philadelphia, PA team.


    Primary Responsibilities


    The Senior Electrical Engineer, with a specialization in Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and microgrids  will serve as the lead Electrical Designer on multiple projects from the feasibility stage to determine the size and type of assets to be installed all the way through design and construction phase.  Projects typically include DER assets like reciprocating engines, gas turbines, photovoltaics, fuel cell, and/or battery energy storage systems for clients in higher education, industrial, aviation, and transportation markets. 


    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Utilize electrical and thermal information to assist in determining the optimal size of a DER asset
    • Develop relay and metering drawings for interconnection submissions
    • Lead a team of junior level staff in developing detailed schematic designs and specifications. to enhance efficiency, quality and production for our clients
    • Perform short circuit, coordination, and arc flash studies and develop relay settings
    • Prepare cost estimates of required electrical equipment for the project


    Minimum Requirements

    • At least ten (10) years of experience within an engineering design consulting firm
    • Experience in a minimum of five (5) distributed generation projects
    • Licensed Professional Engineer with Bachelor of Science degree within the electrical discipline from an accredited post-secondary program.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit software
    • Preparation of cost estimates using RSMeans and other engineering and industry standards
    • Ability to decipher and utilize NEC, NFPA, and IBC code regulations relating to facilities and equipment
    • Active engagement in utility or interconnection standards is a plus

    Why Join the Burns Team


    Recently voted a Top Workplace by philly.com, we credit our strength as an organization to our talented, driven, vibrant team.  Burns is an ENR Top 500 Firm, and has been named an MEP Giant by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine, as well as a Hot Firm by Zweig.  We are industry experts, proven leaders, innovative thinkers, and team players. We put our clients' successes and best interests first, because their success is our success. We have fun at work because we love making a difference in the world.  We are looking for high-energy, bright, collaborative individuals who want the opportunity to "write their own story" with us.  Watch our videos and learn more about our dynamic culture at www.burns-group.com.


     For immediate consideration and the full job description, apply directly via our website.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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