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Burns & McDonnell Automation Engineer and Project Manager in Fort Worth, Texas


Designs, programs, simulates and tests automated machinery and processes in order to complete tasks. Responsible for design specifications and other detailed documentation including process layouts, establishing process/equipment capability, work methods, technical/financial analysis and optimization strategies. Develops proposals and develop cost estimates for automated systems. The scope and area of influence may include the entire product life cycle, from raw materials to delivered finished goods.

Directs and coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project of moderate scope or a combination of smaller projects. Direct coordination with clients and other external clients. May initiate or assist in contract negotiations or preparation. Assist in direction of project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives.

  • Provide support in the development and implementation of advanced technology production systems.

  • Assess processes in diverse manufacturing and distribution environments

  • Communicate using data to focus resources, methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured.

  • Provide detailed analysis for decision makers for process improvement, standardization opportunities, capital investment business cases with regards to automated equipment

  • Develop capacity analyses to maintain efficient manpower and equipment utilization

  • Support the implementation of lean supply chain, quality, and safety initiatives

  • Project Management -- manage projects from conception through completion including suppliers and subcontractors.

  • Evaluate and document spatial constraints of materials, products, packaging and processes

  • Conceptualize spatial process requirements to apply advanced materials handling technologies using controlled processes and systems

  • Develop requirement specifications, system concepts, generate machine layouts, detail drawings, BOM’s and budgets

  • Interface as a team with coworkers, clients, and contractors


Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field from an accredited curriculum. Minimum 5 years experience in manufacturing or distribution environment. Experience creating detailed process specifications and documentation. Advanced data assessment and processing capabilities. Experience in production engineering in Manufacturing or Distribution. Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Functional capabilities in multiple software platforms including Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with ERP systems including SAP & Oracle. Familiarity with warehouse management software such as WMS, WES and WCS software systems and functions. RIA certification preferred.

Professional Registration preferred.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-TX-Fort Worth

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % 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: 171678



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