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Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Aviation & Federal in Aiken, South Carolina



This position will be focused on Mechanical Engineering activities in our A & F Fueling group. The Staff Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for specific tasks/design activities and will have some responsibility for managing personnel within the Mechanical discipline.


  • Plan, schedule, conduct and coordinate work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard mechanical engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Perform work which primarily involves aviation fueling design, along with conventional engineering practices. Entails coordinating fueling project studies and reporting preparation assignments.

  • This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

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

  • Three years mechanical fueling systems design experience including storage tanks and piping OR Master’s Degree in related field and two years fueling design experience.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience in similar task completion and/or mechanical design projects that demonstrate the ability to successfully solve difficult problems requiring adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

Desired Qualifications/Skills/Abilities:

  • Professional Engineer registration.

  • Completion of FE exam.

  • 2 years Field Engineering experience.

  • Demonstrates capability implementing original approaches to unique engineering challenges.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-SC-Aiken

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

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Req ID: 190119



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