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Burns & McDonnell Senior Process Engineer - Energy (Phoenix) in Phoenix, Arizona


Burns & McDonnell is seeking to hire a Senior Chemical Engineer for our Energy Global Practice in our Phoenix, AZ regional office!

The Senior Chemical Engineer will work on project teams to create world-class designs for new projects, alterations, and redevelopments on a variety of projects including power, water & wastewater treatment, mining, and decarbonization (i.e. green hydrogen production and utilization, carbon capture, and more).

  • 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. - Modify and review production drawings for a variety of projects including, but not limited to: power plants, water & wastewater treatment facilities, process facilities at mining sites, and industrial facilities.

  • Design process components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers. - 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 the design of power, water & wastewater, mining, and industrial facilities.

  • 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 a plus.

  • 7 years process engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) 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.


Job Chemical Engineering

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 220866