Burns & McDonnell Staff Mechanical Engineer - Oil, Gas, & Chemicals in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Global Practice has an immediate need for a Staff Mechanical Engineer. This position will specialize in the design and applications of mechanical systems in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

  • Work includes conceptual studies, detailed design, field installation, and construction support

  • Primary equipment includes pumps, compressors, pressure vessels and internals, tanks, heat exchangers, fired equipment, cooling towers, and third party designed and packaged equipment.

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

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

  • Ensures effective communications with other engineering disciplines.

  • Ensures effective management of change.

  • Mentors and guides less experienced engineers.

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

  • Participates 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.

  • At least three years of applicable experience is required.

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

  • 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-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % 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: 181156