Burns & McDonnell Senior Process Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri


Executes complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods. Develops and evaluate plans for major projects. Utilizes front end loading process and best practices to facilitate cost effective process engineering and project development. May assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient or testing is advisable. Leads development of all process design calculations and deliverables such as hydraulic calculations, equipment sizing, process simulations, Heat and Material Balances (H&MB), Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).

May coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design assignments. Progressive design and project management responsibilities. Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members. Regularly meets and corresponds with clients or outside personnel. Some marketing responsibilities. Other duties as assigned.

This business line within Burns & McDonnell executes engineering, procurement and construction projects of processing facilities throughout the refining, midstream and petrochemical market sectors.


Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from accredited program. Minimum 7 years related experience professional experience with engineering teams for delivery of capital projects. Lead engineer for EPC projects is strongly preferred. A variety of process engineering experience is desired, including fermentation, chemicals and refining.

Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients is necessary. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Previous consulting experience preferred. Professional Engineer.

Must be proficient in the use of basic computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as process simulation software (i.e. Hysys and/or Aspen, HTRI).

Refining, midstream and/or chemicals experience required.

Oil and gas terminals and pipelines experience preferred.


Job Chemical 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 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: 181235