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Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Rotating Equipment - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas


We are seeking to hire a Staff Mechanical Engineer within our Oil, Gas & Chemical Global Practice in our Houston, TX regional office!

The Staff Mechanical Engineers to support projects in a variety of industry sectors, including the strategic areas of renewable fuels and carbon capture/reduction.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • The specification, bid, purchase and installation of rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors, fans, blowers and mixers, and applicable auxiliary systems.

  • Auxiliary systems include, lubrication, sealing and machinery protection systems.

  • Prepare bid & purchase specifications, review vendor drawings.

  • Must interface with multiple disciplines to meet project design requirements, and have an interest in troubleshooting machinery, and in pre-commissioning & start-up support.

  • Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practices, but may involve a variety of complex features.

  • Requires general knowledge of precedents in specialty areas and familiarity with basic principles and practices in related specialties.

  • Responsible for inter-discipline coordination, drawing reviews, and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.

  • Regularly meets, corresponds and coordinates with vendors.

  • Mentoring provided by senior personnel.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • 3 years of mechanical engineering experience, consulting preferred.

  • Successful completion (i.e. passing) FE or EIT preferred.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

  • Previous consulting experience preferred. Prior operations or maintenance/reliability experience is considered a plus.

  • Familiarity with design codes and standards such as API, PIP and ASME.

  • Must be eligible for TWIC.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 211302