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Civil Engineer - Distribution (St Louis; Columbus)

Company: Burns & McDonnell
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Civil Engineer for our St. Louis Missouri or Columbus Ohio office. The Civil Engineer will work on a variety of 2.4kV to 69kV overhead and underground utility distribution projects. The Staff Civil Engineer will work with a project team to implement effective and creative solutions for the distribution grid according to budget constraints, design factors and client needs. This position will require interface with utility clients and collaboration with multiple offices Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Prepare and develop distribution and subtransmission voltage construction packages for both overhead and underground projects, including distribution equipment installation, conduit and duct bank design, feeder replacement, cable replacement, and new feeder design.
  • Develop routing analysis for the design of low to medium voltage (2.4-69kV) distribution and subtransmission lines using CADD/GIS design and mapping software.
  • Determine construction feasibility through route studies, conflict analysis, and construction cost estimating.
  • Perform field inspections, measurements or calculations for overhead and underground electric facilities on public and private utility systems.
  • Leverage commercially available simulation software and other tools to evaluate different scenarios and make informed recommendations to the client.
  • Produce reports and visualizations to communicate technical results and interpretation of trends; effectively communicate findings and recommendations to all areas of the business.
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client's satisfaction.
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.
  • Perform QA/QC reviews of studies, reports, and construction design packages.
  • Prepare calculations and assist with equipment specifications, such as cable pulling calculations, voltage drop, pole loading.
  • Prepare proposals, engineering/project cost estimates, and execution schedules.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.
  • Regularly meet and correspond with clients, subcontractors, or outside personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.
  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of distribution engineering/design experience.
  • Successful completion (i.e. passing) FE or EIT preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of overhead and underground construction methods and distribution system equipment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience conducting distribution field inspections.
  • Understanding of distribution power flow.
  • Experience with various distribution design tools, as well as CADD and GIS to aide in design.
  • Familiarity with topographic mapping & surveying, and subsurface utility engineering/utility locating procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge regarding easements, right-of-way, and permitting.
  • Familiarity with NESC code for electrical distribution design and construction guidelines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Capable of devising new, more efficient approaches to solving problems and processes.
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize work.


Keywords: Burns & McDonnell, St. Louis , Civil Engineer - Distribution (St Louis; Columbus), Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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