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Burns & McDonnell Senior Process Engineer - Water / Wastewater (Oklahoma City) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Burns & McDonnell’s rapidly growing Water Practice is in search of a Water/Wastewater Process Engineer. Our passion started with water. Our water solutions evolve with the ever-changing needs of communities everywhere. Burns & McDonnell strives to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We are 100 percent employee-owned and proud to be on FORTUNE’s 2020 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, along with numerous regional workplace and industry honors.

We are looking for highly driven employee-owners who have excellent client interaction skills and can manage and lead the process design and support design teams for small, medium, and large water and wastewater projects. In this position, you will lead the process design on everything from small, medium, to multi-million dollar water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment and collection projects. At Burns & McDonnell we go where you need us, near or far. This process role will be focused on projects in the Oklahoma and Texas region led by our Oklahoma Office. Expectations include providing support on projects across the U.S. to connect clients to the services they need for a successful project.


  • Leads the process design and execution of water and/or wastewater treatment projects.

  • Opportunity to become Regional Treatment Plant subject matter expert

  • Perform day-to-day process technical work, project planning, managing scope, schedule, and budget of projects.

  • Developing critical project objectives and performance goals, interacting with clients on technical matters as needed.

  • Support client development and technical sales, proposal preparation, and technical sale presentations; coordination with regulatory agencies.

  • Expand career growth opportunities in quickly expanding Regional and National Water Practice

  • Plan, organize, and communicate project technical needs to department management, mentor junior staff.

  • Provide support to design-build project deliveries for water and wastewater projects along with Burns & McDonnel Construction/Design-Build group.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering or related degree from an ABET-accredited program. Master of Science degree in Chemical Civil or Environmental Engineering preferred.

  • Or Bachelors degree in Chemical, Civil or Environmental or related Engineering Technology from an ABET-accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Minimum of 7 years of process engineering experience; EPC project experience preferred; design and construction of municipal water or wastewater treatment facilities, including three or more years leading process design of water/wastewater projects with full responsibility for the budget, schedule, contractual obligations, client service, and quality standards preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred, or ability to obtain within the first six months.

  • This position requires a self-driven individual with a water or wastewater process and plant facilities background and the willingness to take on new challenges.

  • If water-focused background, a demonstrated ability in both conventional filtration as well as membrane filtration is preferred. In addition, experience in hydraulics, chemical feed systems, alternate disinfection systems, advanced oxidation, and residuals handling is preferred.

  • If wastewater focused background, a demonstrated experience and knowledge in preliminary treatment, primary treatment, biological treatment (including BNR), disinfection, hydraulics, and solids processing and handling preferred.

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters

  • Existing relationships with local and statewide clients a plus.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of process design codes (ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE).

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

  • Strong computer skills include process simulation software (i.e. Hysys and/or Aspen, HTRI) is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Ability to travel.


Job Chemical Engineering

Primary Location US-OK-Oklahoma City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 213179