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Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Pipelines (Houston) in Houston, Texas


The Staff Mechanical Engineer will work with the project team to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of oil and gas projects including pipelines, compressor, meter and pump stations and other areas related to the industry. The Staff Mechanical Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting mechanical plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

  • Perform mechanical design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.

  • Perform Simulations to get the project moving. The simulations will be performed in most cases using Aspen One program, AFT products, etc.

  • Modify and review production drawings for a variety of projects including, but not limited to pipeline M&R stations and compressor stations projects.

  • Design mechanical components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers.

  • Applies strong knowledge of commonly used mechanical engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the mechanical engineering services industry.

  • Produce engineering calculations and reports.

  • Research and compile project related data as required by the project managers.

  • Update drawings provided by senior engineers to verify corrections are made within multiple CAD related software.

  • Compiles information for client presentations, shop drawing review, and contract administration.

  • Create Project Specifications.

  • Create datasheets for the procurement packages.

  • Create Procurement Packages Request for Quotes, perform bid evaluations and recommend vendors.

  • Review production drawings, 3D Model, ISO drawings, etc.

  • Work closely with other disciplines (Piping, Elelctrical, I&C, Structural and Civil).

  • Review Vendor drawings.

  • Attend meetings with clients as needed.

  • Performs field inspections, measurements or calculations for public and private clients.

  • Field assignment will be possible.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • 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 experience.

  • 3 years of mechanical engineering experience, consulting preferred.

  • Successful completion (i.e. passing) FE or EIT preferred.

  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Strong computer skills include AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs, hydraulic analysis, and HVAC analysis programs.

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


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 240512

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JN #T&D