Assistant Electrical Engineer - St. Louis, MO
Burns & McDonnell - St. Louis, MO

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Our Assistant Electrical Engineers are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard electrical engineering techniques and procedures. This includes standard design of electrical systems, assisting lead engineers with various project duties, and other duties as assigned.

Opportunities for Electrical Engineers exist in multiple market segments and locations. Market segments include Aviation & Facilities, Energy, Process & Industrial and Transmission & Distribution groups. Specific assignments and project work varies depending on the market segments and locations. Please see below for information on each market:

Aviation & Facilities

Project types include airports, and aircraft maintenance hangars, to enormous central utility plants; from state-of-the-art information technology facilities to aircraft manufacturing plants, and robotic paint facilities. Design work includes power distribution systems, voice/data networks, fiber optics, security systems, and fire alarm systems.


Performs analysis and design of instrument and control systems for new power-generating facilities, as well as upgrades to existing facilities. Responsibilities include conceptual design, system optimization, equipment specification, detailed design, construction documentation, configuration, and field commissioning of instrument and control systems.

Process & Industrial

Electrical work includes design of electrical power systems in ethanol & bio-fuels plants, chemical plants, refineries, food processing and consumer products plants. This group performs power flow & fault analysis, protective relaying studies and equipment purchasing. Construction packages are created including the design of electrical rooms, control rooms, and all aspects of providing power to the industrial clients we serve such as lighting, grounding, lightning protection, cable selection, motor control, uninterruptible power systems, low and high voltage equipment, and cable raceway design. All wiring is shown in the form of schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, and one-line diagrams.

Instrumentation work includes design for sensing and controlling pressure, temperature, level, flow and other parameters. This group purchases all instrumentation and controlled valves in the design of ethanol & bio-fuels plants, chemical plants, refineries, food processing, and consumer products plants. A construction package is created by this group that locates all instrumentation in a plant and shows all wiring to the main plant computer systems. Complex equipment is purchased for analyzing chemical composition products in the plant. Design of plant instrumented safety systems and computer control of equipment is accomplished by the instrumentation group.

Transmission & Distribution

Design of high voltage (13,000 to 500,000 volt) electrical substations. Areas of design include substation layout, power system analysis and control and relay systems all for a variety of clients across the country.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from accredited program. Completion of FE exam strongly preferred. Entry-level position (zero to two years of professional experience). Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Previous internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.





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