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Burns & McDonnell Lead Process Engineer - Industrial Water (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell's rapidly growing Global Water Practice is in search of a Lead (Associate) Industrial Water/Wastewater Process Engineer. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, and St. Louis. Burns & McDonnell's success, as well as its long list of awards and repeat clients, is the result of the employee-owner culture and mission to "Make Our Clients Successful".


  • Lead the process design and execution of industrial water and wastewater treatment projects for petroleum, chemical, manufacturing, and food & beverage clients.

  • Serve in a Subject Matter Expert (SME) role on projects and pursuits, providing technical guidance to design and business development personnel.

  • Perform day-to-day process technical work, project planning, and management of scope, schedule, and budget of projects.

  • Develop critical project objectives and goals to define success and measure performance.

  • Lead discussions with project stakeholders on technical and execution matters.

  • Leverage technical expertise to assist in identifying new market lanes. clients, and opportunities.

  • Support client development and technical sales, proposal preparation, and technical presentations.

  • Coordinate with regulatory agencies as necessary to support projects.

  • Plan, organize and communicate project technical and staffing needs to department management.

  • Lead strategic planning efforts for the process engineering team.

  • Support the development of the goals and business plan for the Industrial Water/Wastewater team.

  • Identify limitations in staffing and recruit personnel to expand technical knowledge and improve project execution.

  • Develop, manage, and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external clients.

  • Support the growth of new client relationships by leveraging existing relationships and professional networks.

  • Mentor junior staff and lead/participate in training sessions to develop the technical expertise of the Industrial Water/Wastewater team.

  • Identify emerging treatment technologies and develop expertise to better serve our clients.

  • Promote and exemplify thought-leadership within the industrial water/wastewater space via presentations at conferences, written publications, and other means.

  • Provide support for EPC delivery of water and wastewater projects alongside the Burns & McDonnell Construction/Design-Build group.

  • Other duties as necessary for the success and growth of the Industrial Water/Wastewater group


  • Bachelor's degree in chemical or environmental engineering from an ABET-accredited university.

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

  • Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering a plus.

  • 13 years of process engineering experience. Familiarity with a variety of project execution styles and delivery methods, including EPC preferred.

  • 15 years of hands-on experience in designing chemical, physical, and/or biological wastewater treatment systems; evaluating and selecting treatment technologies; working with equipment vendors; and leading the design of industrial water and/or wastewater treatment facilities preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred.

  • A strong track record of water/wastewater treatment design projects within industrial markets is preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of process design codes (ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE).

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

  • Extensive knowledge of water environment issues and wastewater characteristics in petroleum, chemical, manufacturing, and food & beverage applications preferred.

  • Expert computer skills including process simulation software (i.e. Hysys and/or Aspen, HTRI) is preferred.

  • Understand Front End Planning phases and the associated project deliverables preferred.

  • Knowledge of emerging contaminants and corresponding treatment technologies is preferred.

  • Abilities to apply in-depth and diversified knowledge of water and wastewater treatment principles and practices to a broad area of assignments preferred.

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with project teams and clients as well as strong analytical and problem-solving 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, the 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. Demonstrate technical leadership in the relevant market sectors, professional organizations, and publications.

  • Ability to travel.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Chemical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240208

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JH #WTR