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Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Heat Transfer Equipment - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas


We are seeking to hire a Staff Mechanical Engineer within our Oil, Gas & Chemical Global Practice in our Houston, TX regional office!

The Staff Mechanical Engineers to support projects in a variety of industry sectors, including the strategic areas of renewable fuels and carbon capture/reduction.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Specialize in heat transfer equipment and perform thermal and mechanical design of mechanical equipment such as shell and tube heat exchangers, air-cooled heat exchangers, and/or plate and frame heat exchangers.

  • Prepare technical bid & purchase documents based on process datasheets, client specifications, and industry codes and standards.

  • Review vendor equipment bids and prepare technical bid evaluations.

  • Review vendor drawings and other documentation and regularly meet, correspond, and coordinate with equipment vendors.

  • Interface and coordinate with multiple engineering disciplines to meet project design requirements and effectively manage the internal flow of data and design changes.

  • Performs inter-discipline document reviews, such as P&IDs.

  • Gain experience through mentoring provided by senior personnel and add responsibilities such as the opportunity to oversee the execution of the above activities performed by less-experienced engineers.


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

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering may be substituted for 1 year of experience.

  • 3 years of mechanical engineering experience with industrial heat exchanger design and software such as HTRI, Aspen Plus, HYSIS, or BJAC.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification is preferred.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision

  • Previous EPC industry consulting experience and/or exchanger fabrication, operations or maintenance/reliability experience is considered a plus.

  • Familiarity with design codes and standards such as API, PIP and ASME.

  • TWIC eligible strongly preferred.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 221989 Job Hire Type Experienced