Burns & McDonnell Assistant Mechanical Engineer - Power Generation in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity in our Denver Office’s Energy Group for an assistant mechanical engineer that focuses on power generating facilities.

The position will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the engineering design for energy generation facilities and related industries.

  • Assist experienced engineers with process piping design, system analysis, hydraulic flow modeling, pump sizing, equipment selection, design calculations, material lists, engineering reports, contract documents and drawing review for industrial projects associated with power generation.

  • Preparation of data sheets, requests for quotes (RFQ), and requests for proposals (RFP) for mechanical equipment including turbines, pumps, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, tanks, control valves, and piping specials.

  • Develop material procurement and construction specification contracts.

  • Develop contract drawings including P&IDs, composite plans, sections, isometrics, and engineering details.

  • Effectively communicate with suppliers, clients, other engineering disciplines, and detailers/designers as required to complete assignments.

  • Review supplier or contractor proposals and develop technical bid evaluations.

  • Participate in contract administration; review vendor drawings to conform with contract specifications.

  • Visit equipment supplier shops or construction sites to collect information, answer Requests for Information (RFIs), report on progress, and confirm conformance to specifications.

  • Periodically complete Field Assignment(s) during construction.

  • Complete assignments with a focus on safety and client service.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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

  • Minimum of 1 year related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience).

  • Experience with power generation equipment and systems.

  • Experience working with fossil fuel power plants preferred.

  • Effective and positive leadership qualities with an ability to learn from experienced professionals.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate throughout all levels of an organization.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficiency in AFT Fathom, AutoCAD, SmartPlant 3D, and Navisworks preferred.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % 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: 181313