Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Mission Critical in Columbus, Ohio

Description

Burns & McDonnell has opened a new office in Columbus, Ohio, with a team focused on mission-critical datacenter projects! This opportunity hires directly into that team and into an industry of more than $17 billion. The Columbus office is growing a full complement of professionals with expertise in in architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, construction, and project management.

“With consumer demand increasing for everything from on-demand movies to augmented/virtual reality, Internet traffic is just exploding,” says Sam Allen – Columbus Mission Critical Department Manager. “Every market analysis you see agrees that there is no end in sight to this trend and this is causing enormous pressure to speed up development and increase flexibility in datacenters. This is a major reason why Burns & McDonnell is assembling a large team with integrated specialties who can take development of these mission-critical facilities from early planning, environmental and siting studies to full-scale engineering design and construction.”

This individual will assist project teams of engineers, designers and architects to create world class design on a variety of projects from concept design through completion of construction. Project focus would be data centers and telecommunications facilities but could include a variety of other facilities including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, airports, or institutional.

Specific areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Designing mechanical systems/equipment to provide for a useful and safe workplace

  • Advise clients regarding mechanical systems/requirements available to meet their needs and comply with safety codes.

  • Monitor installation of designed equipment/systems to ensure compliance with design specifications and safety codes.

  • Participate in developing the design criteria for air and water side of building mechanical systems

  • Reviews mechanical designs and specifications of equipment or systems being purchased or fabricated.

  • Developing concept studies and design

Additional opportunity exists to develop Project Management skills:

  • Assist Project Managers with day to day management of project execution, deliverables, quality, schedule, contracts, subcontracts, proposals, and client interface.

  • Facilitate and execute contract administration responsibility for RFIs, submittals, change management and claim mitigation.

  • Assist in project reporting status, risks, schedule and cost.

  • Enforces standards and practices.

Qualifications

Minimum Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from accredited program is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of related mechanical design experience

  • Knowledge of mechanical design principles, standards, and codes

  • Expert software and computer skills required including AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs, and Microsoft Professional Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills are required.

  • EIT professional designation with ambition to attain PE license

Preferred Criteria

  • Data center or telecommunication facility experience

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling with either Autodesk Computational Fluid Design software or 6Sigma, preferably with data centers.

  • Knowledge of critical facility electrical design

  • Ability to write specifications for mechanical equipment, devices, and material

  • Familiarity with other building systems and coordination with those systems and components

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-OH-Columbus

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

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

Req ID: 180356

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