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


Burns & McDonnell’s rapidly growing Global Water Practice is searching for a Staff Water/Wastewater Industrial Process Engineer in its Midwest Region. 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”.

The Staff Process Engineer will work on project teams to create world-class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on various projects. The Staff Process Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting process plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

  • Perform process design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion; assist in the process design and execution of water and/or wastewater treatment projects.

  • Modify and review production drawings for various projects

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

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

  • Developing critical project objectives and performance goals, interacting with clients on the technical matters as needed.

  • Support client development and technical sells, proposal preparation and technical sale presentations; coordination with regulatory agencies.

  • Plan, organize, and communicate project technical needs to department management, mentor new graduate and intern staff.

  • Provide support to design-build project deliveries for water and wastewater projects along with Burns & McDonnel Construction/Design-Build group.

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

  • 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 for designs

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

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

  • 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 may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • 3 years of process 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 process simulation software (i.e. Hysys and/or Aspen, HTRI).

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

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: 240209

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JH #WTR