Burns & McDonnell Senior Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri


This position will be responsible for the successful completion of a diverse range of projects in Mechanical (HVAC), Plumbing, Piping, Central Utility Plant (CUP), Power Generation (CHP), Chiller Plants, Boiler Plants, Hydronic Systems, and similar design and construction projects or studies. Projects and clients will include airports, universities, colleges, industrial facilities, commercial facilities, government facilities, military facilities and other facilities with small to very large central utility plants.

This role will be responsible for the following:

  • Preparing plans, specifications, cost estimates, and studies.

  • Take projects from inception to completion.

  • manage projects, project teams, clients, project scopes, project budgets and project schedules. Lead a mechanical group and be capable and willing to help grow the group.

  • Identify new clients and new opportunities.

  • Proactively grow existing client relationships into repeat business and expanded service offerings.

  • Direct coordination with internal clients and external clients.

  • Serves as key account manager to develop work with existing clients.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project or program of large-moderate scope or a combination of moderate-smaller projects while also serving as lead mechanical engineer;

  • Initiates or assists in contract negotiations or preparation;

  • Participates in and leads direction of project planning, budgeting, scheduling, and establishing critical project objectives;

  • Takes responsible charge of the mechanical discipline on projects and mentors assistant mechanical engineers and designers in development of mechanical design.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited curriculum

  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience, including 3 or more years leading the mechanical discipline for multi-discipline projects.

  • Professional Engineering License required

  • Flexibility to travel 25% of the time.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to quickly build long-term connections with internal and external clients.

  • Must display a positive can-do attitude both internally and externally.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % 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: 182392