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Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Food & Beverage (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


The Staff Mechanical Engineer is responsible for supporting the discipline lead at a project level on simple to complex projects. Project work can include alterations and redevelopment on a variety of project types - power, process, corporate, healthcare, pipeline, airports, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, government and military facilities. The Staff Mechanical Engineer possesses the ability to coordinate with internal and external parties, manage multiple complex tasks, establish priorities, and coordinate with others. The Staff Mechanical Engineer may work independently or at the direction of the Project Manager or Department Manager. The Staff Mechanical Engineer is responsible for coordinating with designers and engineering support staff (Domestic and International) to meet client expectations and project goals.

  • Supports mechanical facility design from conceptual phase through design completion. Types of facilities includes but is not limited to Industrial Food & Beverage and Consumer Products facilities and the supporting office spaces.

  • Supports mechanical facility design for project phase specific deliverables which includes but is not limited to: Airflow Diagrams, HVAC zoning plan, 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.

  • Staff Mechanical Engineer shall have ability to support on-site utility audits including but not limited to: Natural gas, domestic cold/hot water systems, compressed gas systems, process and sanitary plumbing systems, HVAC systems.

  • Prepare mechanical equipment / instrumentation / piping: packaged equipment / instrumentation / piping specifications and data sheets, Request for Qualifications (RFQ's), technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.

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

  • Coordinate and support Construction Management in the development of subcontractor packages (ie. millwrights / equipment setters, piping, insulation, field fabricated equipment, etc).

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

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are me

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines. (Civil. Structural, Architecture, Electrical, Controls, Designers, and etc.)

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.


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

  • 3 years mechanical engineering experience. EPC project delivery experience preferred.

  • Fundamentals of Engineering License (FE/EIT) preferred.

  • Knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Knowledge of design codes (ASHRAE, ASME, ANSI, PIP, IBC, IMC etc).

  • Some familiarity with Sanitary Design including 3A standards and CGMP. (Preferred)

  • Some familiarity of USDA requirements. (Preferred)

  • Familiarity of HVAC and plumbing/piping materials and equipment preferred.

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


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 231252

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-MH #GFS