Burns & McDonnell Electrical / Architectural Engineer in Denver, Colorado


Our Global Facilities practice is looking for a Staff Electrical Engineer in our Denver office to work on projects in the manufacturing, on-site power and thermal energy production, and food and consumer products industries. Other types of projects could include universities, manufacturing facilities, data centers, master planning, commercial buildings, and federal and aviation facilities. The Staff Electrical Engineer would be responsible for designing and specifying the electrical systems that include low- and medium-voltage power, lighting, grounding, voice/data communications, lightning protection, emergency power systems, security systems, and CCTV systems. Candidate will lead or assist in the execution of complex projects requiring the use of advanced techniques for the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, and studies from inception to completion. The candidate will collaborate with multi-disciplined teams across multiple offices. The position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of solving technical problems and balancing multi-project workloads. Others duties as required.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Electrical lead on multi-discipline projects

  • Providing leadership, guidance, instruction, and mentoring less experienced team members

  • Coordinating project tasks, developing a scope of work, preparing conceptual designs, and executing final designs

  • Estimating project design and construction man-hours, budgets, and schedules

  • Collaborating with construction management teams on design-build projects

  • Travel for client coordination meetings and construction observations


Bachelor’s degree in electrical or architectural engineering from accredited program. Minimum 3 years related experience (completion of Masters degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience). Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be self-motivated, analytical, adaptive, and team orientated. Completion of the FE and with ambition to pursue PE. Previous consulting experience is preferred.

Other preferred skills include:

  • Understanding of the National Electrical Code

  • Knowledge of electrical design standards, principles, and other codes

  • Software experience using AutoCAD, Revit, SKM Power Tools, ETAP, DIALux or similar

  • Have previously performed short circuit and arc flash calculations as well as device coordination studies

  • Have previously performed lighting calculations

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 181363