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Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Fueling Engineer - Aviation & Federal (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs, and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind – to make our clients successful. We are proud to be honored locally, regionally, and nationally as a Best Place to Work.

Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity for a mechanical engineer that has a desire to apply technical design experience while actively engaging their entrepreneurial spirit. Looking for more direct client and end-user interaction? We’ve got it. Whether you enjoy working with clients that are commercial, military, domestic or international, you will have the opportunity to use leadership and people-skills that set you apart from your peers. Be a part of an energy-filled workplace that pays for performance, where you can invest in a career that you can grow into technical leadership, project management or business development opportunities. Positions are available for mechanical engineers with 4 to 8 years of experience in fueling systems or other related industrial type systems.

Burns & McDonnell is considered the leading consultant in the aircraft fueling industry. We are engaged in high visibility projects at major airports and military bases worldwide. Additionally, the fueling business line executes projects for aviation, federal, transport truck and car rental clients, including marine loading facilities, pipeline terminals, truck loading facilities and commercial gasoline stations.

A successful candidate would be experienced in design and construction in one or more of the following industries: Commercial or Military Fuel Systems, Oil & Gas, Water/Wastewater, or Industrial Systems.

Experience in the following areas would be of high value:

  • Airport fuel receipt, storage, and distribution facilities

  • Jet fuel hydrant distribution systems

  • Pipeline and transport truck fuel receipt systems

  • Jet fuel storage tanks

  • Into-hydrant pumping and filtration systems

  • Refueler truck loading positions

  • Aircraft hydrant fuel systems

  • Single and double-wall fuel piping

  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards including ATA 103, API 610, API 650, API 653, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, NFPA 30, and NFPA 11

  • Creation of P&IDs and mechanical system control arrangements

  • Layout of equipment pad and valve manifolds

  • Piping system hydraulic modeling

  • Piping system stress analysis


  • Bachelor's degree required in mechanical engineering from an accredited program.

  • Minimum 4 years related experience.

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) is preferred with experience working for other consulting firms and/or construction contractors.

  • Capable of executing complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods.

  • May develop and evaluate plans for major projects.

  • May coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design assignments.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel in addition to some marketing responsibilities.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 235344

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-VR #A&F