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Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Oil, Gas & Chemical in Saint Louis, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s regional office in St. Louis is looking for a Staff Mechanical Engineer to specialize in the design and applications of mechanical systems in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. 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.

Take advantage of our structured program to develop you into an EPC lead while exercising your entrepreneurial spirit at an industry-leading firm voted a “Top Place to Work” in St. Louis.

The Staff Mechanical Engineer will work in our suburban Chesterfield office on an established team within our Oil, Gas & Chemical division (Global Practice) and perform the following duties:

  • Take on Mechanical Engineer responsibilities with the conceptual studies, detailed design, field installation, and construction support of equipment, including pumps, compressors, pressure vessels and internals, tanks, heat exchangers, fired equipment, cooling towers, and third party designed and packaged equipment.

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

  • Review mechanical equipment vendor drawings, and data. Interfaces with suppliers, clients, other engineering disciplines, detailers/designers.

  • Ensure effective communications with other engineering disciplines.

  • Ensure effective management of change.

  • Mentor and guide less experienced engineers.

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

  • Participate in the development of P&ID's, package specifications, construction specifications, project schedules, project budgets, and construction planning.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited program and 3 years of applicable experience is required

  • Previous experience in the petrochemical and/or oil & gas industries preferred.

  • Experience with rotating equipment is a plus.

  • Completion of FE exam required, PE license preferred.

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

  • Familiarity with MS Office, especially Excel.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Previous consulting experience preferred.

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

  • Must be willing and eligible to obtain or currently hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • EPC project experience is preferred.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 192293



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