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Burns & McDonnell Senior Technical Advisory Consultant - Oil, Gas & Chemical in Chicago, Illinois


The Senior Technical Advisory Consultant will provide industry leading expertise to complex projects. This position will be responsible for providing project technical oversight, technical expertise and leading technical design solutions. This industry leader will drive solutions and technologies by providing consulting services for a diverse portfolio of clients. 

  • Manage client requests and offer guidance in the understanding and execution of complex, non-traditional systems.

  • Compile, implement and validate internal standards and technical specifications related to the area(s) of expertise.

  • Responsible for strategic insight for the firm's ability to market technical services to clients. Lead efforts to increase the firm's market share for consulting services in the chosen area(s) of technology by securing additional projects and clients.

  • Manage key pursuits in chosen area(s) of technology.

  • Manage relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities.

  • Approve go/no-go decisions for specific pursuits in chosen area(s) of technology.

  • Direct proposal efforts and requests for qualifications to obtain consulting assignments in chosen area(s) of technology to achieve stated targets and budgets and standards for financial performance. Present project budgets and estimates.

  • Present to technical societies related to the area(s) of expertise by working group membership, development of industry standards and publishing and presenting technical papers.

  • Develop and deliver training classes to share technical knowledge and expertise.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to staff.

  • Ensure compliance with company site safety policies.

All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture or other related field with 13 years of applicable experience or Master's in Engineering with 12 years of applicable experience or PhD in Engineering with 10 years of experience. The Engineering or other degree(s) shall be appropriately aligned with the chosen area(s) of expertise.

  • Recognized internally and externally as a technical resource for a process, equipment or technology.

  • Demonstrated network of external colleagues and vendors within their chosen area(s) of expertise.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of state of the art technology applied to their chosen area(s) of expertise.

  • Expert computer skills using industry relevant software.

  • Expert facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management and clients.

  • Expert written and oral communications skills, to include Blue Quill award, Toastmasters program and Dialogue training.

  • Expert critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Capable of independently solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with existing clients and develop business opportunities with new and existing clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with equipment vendors.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, co-workers, and other professionals.

  • The ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.


Job Chemical Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-Brea

Other Locations US-IL-Chicago, US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

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

Req ID: 191604



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