Burns & McDonnell Veterans Jobs

Job Information

Burns & McDonnell Senior Mechanical Engineer - Food & Beverage (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


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 - process, corporate, industrial, manufacturing, government and military facilities. The senior mechanical engineer coordinates with internal and external parties, manages multiple complex tasks, establishes priorities, and coordinates with others. The senior mechanical engineer may work independently or at the direction of the project manager or department manager. The senior mechanical engineer collaborates with designers and engineering support staff (both domestic and international) to meet client expectations and project goals.

  • Lead mechanical facility design from conceptual phase through design completion. Types of facilities include, but are not limited to, industrial food & beverage and consumer products facilities and the supporting office spaces.

  • Lead mechanical facility design for project phase-specific deliverables, which include, but are 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.

  • Perform on-site utility audits for systems including, but not limited to: natural gas, domestic cold/hot water, compressed gas, glycol, steam, process/sanitary/storm plumbing, and HVAC.

  • Prepare mechanical and packaged equipment/instrumentation/piping specifications and data sheets, request for qualifications (RFQs), technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.

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

  • Coordinate and support construction management to develop subcontractor packages (i.e., millwrights/equipment setters, piping, insulation, field-fabricated equipment).

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

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

  • Conduct studies and evaluations for projects in early development.

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers, and contractors, and develop new business opportunities. Ensure that 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, labor-hour buildups, staffing, and construction planning.

  • Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance and effectively manage the discipline's change orders.

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

  • Adhere to QA/QC process.

  • Communicate effectively with other engineering disciplines (i.e., civil. structural, architectural, electrical, controls, design).

  • Comply with company and site safety policies.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • 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 current design codes (i.e., ASHRAE, ASME, ANSI, PIP, IBC, IMC).

  • 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 (i.e., 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.

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


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240299

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-MH #GFS