Senior Chemical Engineer

Burns & McDonnell  •  Kansas City, MO

8 - 10 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/03/17
Kansas City, MO
8 - 10 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/03/17

DUTIES: Perform or assist with concept development, design, implementation, and commissioning of water and wastewater treatment equipment and processes for industrial clients including those in the oil, gas, chemical, energy, manufacturing, or other heavy industrial sectors. Projects will generally focus on: specific treatment of water for use in boilers, cooling towers, and other industrial process units; water and waste minimization; wastewater treatment; water reclamation; and air emissions control. The Senior Chemical Engineer will be responsible for development, modification, and review of engineering deliverables including: scope of work documents, project schedules and budgets, establishment of critical project objectives, testing protocols, block flow diagrams, process flow diagrams, alternatives analyses including life cycle cost evaluations, conceptual designs including memoranda and sketches, process design criteria calculations and supporting documents, written memoranda and reports summarizing evaluations and design bases, concept and detailed construction drawings, technical specifications for equipment materials, services, and construction, equipment data sheets, and lists (including equipment, line, instrument, utility, tie-in lists) necessary to construct projects within the oil, gas, and chemical industries. The Senior Chemical Engineer will communicate and coordinate project activities and requirements with internal and external clients, project managers, other engineers or support staff, and/or others as needed in order to provide quality engineering solutions; represent company interests in developing customer relationships to assure long-term customer satisfaction; and provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members. 10-15% travel for site investigations, client meetings, and commissioning of projects.



REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Chemical Engineering or a related field, plus seven (7) years of experience designing industrial water, wastewater processes, in oil, gas, or chemical industries, or related experience. Alternatively, will accept a Master's degree plus six (6) years of experience as described. Experience must include: knowledge and understanding of best engineering practices including the Construction Industry Institute (CII) or other phase-gate planning processes; process hazard analyses with client staff; preparing engineering deliverables as described above on topics including problem solving, facility condition assessment, water or wastewater testing, concept and alternative development, detailed engineering definition, specifications, and design criteria for use in construction; chemical and environmental engineering concepts, specifically related to the design of water and wastewater treatment processes, including: solids or oil and water separation, chemical precipitation, biological treatment, ion-exchange, membrane separation, oxidation, and disinfection; design of emission control processes, including: precipitation, oxidation, sorption, and odor control; process design related software such as Aspen. Ability to work in a team environment and to coordinate the work of various engineering disciplines and contractors to complete an integrated project. Ability to work with internal procurement and construction professionals during alternative delivery projects, including assistance with procurement of equipment, commodities and labor. Any suitable combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable. 10-15% travel for site investigations, client meetings, and commissioning of projects. Professional Engineering license is required.

 Qualified applicants please submit resume Requisition ID 170538. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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