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Burns & McDonnell Senior Mechanical Engineer - Aviation and Federal in Chicago, Illinois


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction environmental and consulting services firm. We are a 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful. We are proud to be honored locally, regionally, and nationally as a Best Place to Work.

Burns & McDonnell is looking for the unique mechanical engineer that has a desire to apply their technical design experience, while actively engaging their entrepreneurial spirit. Looking for more direct client and end-user interaction? We’ve got it. Whether you enjoy working with clients that are commercial, industrial, institutional, or federal, you will have the opportunity to use those leadership and people-skills that sets you apart from your peers. You will be involved in a variety of unique design projects, from airports to international training facilities. Be a part of an energy-filled workplace that pays for performance, where you can invest in a career that you can grow into project management or business development opportunities.

This position will be responsible for the successful completion of a diverse range of projects in Mechanical (HVAC) and Plumbing design. This candidate will have a strong grasp of both air and hydronic systems and have a strong desire to work on a range of projects from small packaged air systems to large central utility plants, seeing these projects through as the lead mechanical engineer from studies and master planning through final design and construction administration. Projects and clients will include airports, universities, colleges, industrial facilities, commercial facilities, and government facilities.

This role will be responsible for the following:

  • Preparing plans, flow diagrams, controls, specifications, cost estimates, and studies.

  • Take projects from inception to completion.

  • Manage small projects, project teams, clients, project scopes, project budgets and project schedules. Lead a mechanical design team and be capable and willing to help grow the group.

  • Identify new clients and new opportunities.

  • Proactively grow existing client relationships into repeat business and expanded service offerings.

  • Direct coordination with internal clients and external clients.

  • Serves as key account manager to develop work with existing clients.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project or program of moderate scope or a combination of moderate and smaller projects while also serving as lead mechanical engineer;

  • Participates in and leads direction of project planning, budgeting, scheduling, and establishing critical project objectives;

  • Takes responsible charge of the mechanical discipline on projects and mentors assistant mechanical engineers and designers in development of mechanical design.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum

  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience, including 3 or more years leading the mechanical discipline for multi-discipline projects (completion of master’s degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience).

  • Professional Engineering License required.

  • Flexibility to travel 10% of the time.

  • Energy modeling and Life Cycle Cost Analysis referred

  • Revit proficiency preferred

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to quickly build long-term connections with internal and external clients.

  • Must display a positive can-do attitude both internally and externally.

  • This position will be performing Federal related project work for Burns & McDonnell's client(s). A qualified applicant must have the ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access authorization to the clients' facilities.EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 191842



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

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