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


We are seeking to hire a Senior Process Engineer with mining experience within our Energy Global Practice in Phoenix, AZ!

  • The Senior Process Engineer will work on project teams to create world class designs for greenfield, retrofit and upgrade projects in the mining industry. Burns & McDonnell’s market diversity will offer opportunities to support projects for other industrial sectors such as power, water & wastewater treatment, and decarbonization (i.e. green hydrogen production and utilization, carbon capture, and more).

  • The Senior 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.

  • Applicant should be a seller/doer who will visit perspective clients and assist in the development of proposals to secure new projects.

  • Perform process design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion. Modify and review production drawings for a process related activities on the mine site including but not limited to: crushing and milling, lime production, calcination, autoclaves, roasters, floatation, SX/EW, CIL, heap leach, effluent treatment plants, cyanide destruction, tails thickening and handling.

  • 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 mining process facilities.

  • Performs field inspections, measurements, or calculations clients.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Metallurgical 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.

  • 7 years of mineral process engineering experience.

  • PE registration or the ability to obtain registration within 1 year preferred.

  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong knowledge of the principles and methods used in complete metallurgical and processing analyses.

  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

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

  • Strong computer skills include process simulation software.

  • 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: 221193 Job Hire Type Experienced