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Burns & McDonnell Senior Mechanical Engineer - Mining in Phoenix, Arizona


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a senior mechanical engineer to join our Mining Business Unit based out of our Phoenix Regional Office.

Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

  • Work includes conceptual studies, detailed design, field investigation, field installation, and construction support in the mining industry.

  • Will be assigned as the lead mechanical engineer for Engineering Design projects.

  • Maintains and promotes a focus on safety. Effectively utilizes Burns & McDonnell’s Quality Program in production of final deliverables. Ensures effective communications and coordination with other engineering disciplines.

  • Ensures effective management of change, including impacts to total cost of ownership.

  • Mentors and guides less experienced designers and engineers.

  • Prepares mechanical equipment and packaged equipment specifications and data sheets, RFQ’s, technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.

  • Primary equipment includes pumps, compressors, pressure vessels and internals, tanks, heat exchangers, crushers, conveying systems, SAG/ball/rod mills, flotation systems, lined bins & chutes, and integration of third party designed and packaged equipment.

  • Piping Design:

  • Select appropriate piping materials based on process flows and conditions utilizing BMcD standard Piping Material Specifications (PMSs) and Valve Design Datasheets (VDDs). Develop additional PMS and VDD specifications where BMcD’s standards do not cover the specific application.

  • Perform detailed design, including pipe stress analysis and prepare Piping Plans and Isometrics.

  • Perform detailed design, including pipe stress analysis and prepare Piping Plans for all underground piping.

  • Piping Specials: Establish design requirements and specify piping specialty items.

  • Assist in the development or revision of system P&IDs (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams), schematics and basic process flow diagrams utilizing SolidWorks/AutoCAD software.

  • Reviews mechanical equipment vendor drawings, and data.

  • Interfaces with suppliers, clients, other engineering disciplines, detailers/designers.

  • Prepares construction/installation scopes of work for mechanical equipment.

  • Participates in the development of construction specifications, project schedules, project budgets, project staffing planning, and construction planning.

  • Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited program.


Minimum seven (7) years of design experience, working with piping, pumps, process equipment in industrial applications like power, mining, aggregates.


Experience in piping with understanding of Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).


Must have familiarity with mechanical equipment design codes (ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE) and MSHA standards.


PE license strongly preferred.


EPC project experience is highly preferred.


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


Must have the ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.


Previous consulting experience preferred.


Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Must be capable of working large projects and delegating work tasks to large teams, including utilizing remote team members as required.


Self-motivated and detail-oriented with exceptional organizational abilities.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 201858



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