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Burns & McDonnell Staff Renewable Natural Gas Project Engineer - Pipelines & Facilities (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a motivated and collaborative Project Engineer to support our growing Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) practice. This individual is expected to have experience with biogas processing and upgrading systems. Burns & McDonnell’s RNG practice focuses on providing exemplary service to various utility, municipal, energy, and industrial clients. Typical assignments include working with multi-disciplinary teams in conducting feasibility studies, due diligence assessments, development of preliminary engineering packages, detailed design, and construction of significant RNG assets for our clients. Experience in anaerobic digestion of agricultural and food waste feedstocks is preferred.

  • Direct discipline and overall engineering design efforts for Design-only and/or EPC projects.

  • Develop discipline man-hour budgets and work breakdown structure (WBS) codes.

  • Draft overall engineering man-hour budgets.

  • Perform independent quality and completeness reviews of engineering deliverables.

  • Coordinate schedule, budget and progress measurement functions with project controls teams.

  • Coordinate discipline design change notifications and draft client change orders.

  • Direct field engineering services from home office and/or field locations.

  • Prepare project cost estimates.

  • Prepare subcontract plan and subcontractor bid and award packages.

  • Prepare turnover and start-up plans.

  • Responsible for the implementation and use of in-house and client design and construction specifications.

  • Maintain project action item lists and design RFI.

  • Perform internal and client design reviews.

  • Direct internal progress, status and review meetings: publish meeting minutes.

  • Prepare monthly client status reports.

  • Monitor discipline progress with vendor submittals

  • Direct vendor expediting efforts.

  • Develop vendor quality oversight plans.

  • Direct procurement process (equipment, piping, instruments, etc.)

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 4 years of detailed engineering design experience for design-only and/or EPC projects; preferably in the design and construction of RNG facilities.

  • BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required.

  • Certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.

  • Basic understanding of the waste to energy industry including existing / emerging markets and demonstrated ability to monitor and communicate new market drivers and regulatory changes.

  • Strong facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Highly effective communicator with clear and concise writing and presentation skills.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to multi-task (write reports, analyze data, perform design, etc.).

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Ability to develop and manage workplans, schedules and budgets and provide leadership to a diverse project team a plus.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 240507

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JN #T&D