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Burns & McDonnell Senior Mechanical Engineer - Food & Beverage (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for overseeing the discipline at a project level and managing the project discipline budget on simple to complex projects. Project work can include alterations and redevelopment on a variety of project types - power, process, corporate, healthcare, pipeline, airports, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, government and military facilities. The Senior Mechanical Engineer possesses the ability to coordinate with internal and external parties, manage multiple complex tasks, establish priorities, and coordinate with others. The Senior Mechanical Engineer may work independently or at the direction of the Project Manager or Department Manager. The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for coordinating with designers and engineering support staff (Domestic and International) to meet client expectations and project goals.

  • Lead mechanical facility design from conceptual phase through design completion. Types of facilities includes but is not limited to Industrial Food & Beverage and Consumer Products facilities and the supporting office spaces.

  • Leads mechanical facility design for project phase specific deliverables which includes but is not limited to: Airflow Diagrams, HVAC zoning plan, Pressurization Map, HVAC and Process utility Sequence of Operations, Process Utility Summaries, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Equipment List, Line List, Instrument List, Tie-point List, HVAC layout drawings, Plumbing layout drawings, Demolition Drawings, General Arrangements, Permit Required drawings and Piping Design.

  • Lead Mechanical Engineer shall have ability to perform on-site utility audits including but not limited to: Natural gas, domestic cold/hot water systems, compressed gas systems, steam, glycol, process, storm, and sanitary plumbing systems, HVAC systems.

  • Prepare mechanical equipment/instrumentation/piping: packaged equipment/instrumentation/piping specifications and data sheets, Request for Qualifications (RFQ's), technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.

  • Review vendor drawings; data interface with suppliers, clients, other engineering disciplines, detailers, and designers.

  • Coordinate and support Construction Management in the development of subcontractor packages (ie. millwrights/equipment setters, piping, insulation, field fabricated equipment, etc).

  • Provides field support, including inspection, supervision of installation, commissioning support, and startup assistance on critical equipment.

  • Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications.

  • Conducts studies & evaluations for projects in early development.

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met.

  • Participate in sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits.

  • Support the development of project schedule, scope, budget, man hour build ups, staff, and construction planning.

  • Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Reports project performance and is responsible for the discipline's effective management of change orders.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the mechanical engineering practice. Mentor and guide junior engineers.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines. (Civil. Structural, Architecture, Electrical, Controls, Designers, and etc.)

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering related degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • 7 years mechanical engineering experience. EPC project delivery experience preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong knowledge of design codes (ASHRAE, ASME, ANSI, PIP, IBC, IMC etc).

  • Some familiarity with Sanitary Design including 3A standards and CGMP.

  • Some familiarity of USDA requirements.

  • Strong familiarity of HVAC and plumbing/piping materials and equipment preferred.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite). Strong familiarity with REVIT (strongly preferred), Navisworks, AutoCAD, CAESAR II, & Bluebeam PDF Markup Tool.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Ability to travel.

Compensation Range

$145,000.00 - $200,000.00

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 231169 Job Hire Type Experienced