Burns & McDonnell Lead Mechanical Engineer (Oil & Gas) in Houston, Texas


Work includes conceptual studies, detailed design, field installation, and construction support in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Will be assigned as the lead mechanical engineer for EPC (Engineer, Procure and Construct) projects. Maintains and promotes a focus on safety and Burns & McDonnell’s final deliverables. Ensures effective communications with other engineering disciplines. Ensures effective management of change. Assumes responsibility for equipment engineering scope, schedule and budget for EPC Projects. Mentors and guides less experienced 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, fired equipment, cooling towers, and third party designed and packaged equipment. 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 P&ID's, package specifications, construction specifications, project schedules, project budgets, project staffing planning, and construction planning.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from an accredited program. Requires at least 7 years of experience in mechanical engineering in the petrochemical and/or oil & gas Industry. PE license preferred. Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications. Must have familiarity with mechanical equipment design codes (ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE). Must have the ability to travel overseas to monitor project execution with overseas engineering partner (occasional). Must be willing and eligible to obtain or currently hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Must have the ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment. Previous consulting experience preferred. Strong communication skills. Must be capable of working large projects and delegating work tasks to large teams. EPC project experience is highly preferred.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 171089