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


  • 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-Tucson

Other Locations US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % 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.

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

Req ID: 191896



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