Our Mechanical Engineers are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard mechanical engineering techniques and procedures. This includes standard design of mechanical systems, assisting lead engineers with various project duties, and other duties as assigned.
Opportunities as a Mechanical Engineer exist in multiple market segments and locations. Specific assignments and project work varies depending on the market segments and locations. Please see below for information on each market:
Aviation & Federal (A&F)
Our mechanical engineers in Aviation & Federal work on HVAC, steam distribution, hydronic, plumbing, and fire protection systems in a variety of facilities. These facilities range from hangars to terminals and fueling systems to manufacturing plants.
Business & Technology Services (BTS)
Mechanical engineers in our Business & Technology Services group use their engineering knowledge in a business sense. They use their mechanical knowledge to provide insight and understanding that helps our clients make strong business decisions.
Whether natural gas, coal, renewables, or nuclear – we’ve been in the power market since the 1800’s. We work on projects varying from thermal cycle design to existing facility upgrades. We also work on the design and integration of instrumentation and controls within the facilities. Our mechanical engineers integrate various equipment, like steam generators, steam and gas turbines, condensers, pumps, fans, and so much more, and work with other disciplines to provide the best Energy solution.
Global Facilities (GFS)
Mechanical engineers in Global Facilities work in a variety of different industries. The combined heat/power plant at a university, the vital mechanical systems that ensure a hospitals reliability, even the manufacturing plant that produced one of your household products, are all projects that GFS works with. They work on the design of chiller plants, steam and hot water boiler plants, HVAC systems, steam distribution, and mission critical facilities.
Oil, Gas, and Chemical (OGC)
Biorefining, process, midstream, pipeline services, refining, and terminal services are all terms our mechanical engineers in Oil, Gas, and Chemical are familiar with. They simulate fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. They work with suppliers during equipment fabrication. They provide support during equipment inspections. They design interconnecting pipe between equipment, HVAC, and fire protection systems. Finally, they support projects during construction and start-up seeing OGC projects from beginning to end.
Transmission & Distribution (T&D)
T&D Pipelines provides design and engineering services for pipelines and pipeline facilities within the oil and gas industry by directly pursuing regulated gas markets (i.e. the gas transmission and gas utility markets). Typical assets for gas utilities include natural gas transmission pipelines and distribution systems, metering and regulating facilities, compressor stations, and gas storage facilities.
Whether working with industrial and municipal clients, our mechanical engineers in Water work with a variety of clients and projects. They work on all design aspects for water and wastewater treatment and metal finishing facilities. The design work includes HVAC, process exhaust, and plumbing systems. They also work on pump sizing and heating and cooling load calculations.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.
Or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.
Involvement on campus or in the community.
Basic knowledge in standard mechanical engineering techniques, principles and procedures.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.
Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
Basic computer skills include AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs, hydraulic analysis, and HVAC analysis programs.
Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.
Job Mechanical Engineering
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Other Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City, US-IL-Downers Grove, US-NC-Raleigh, US-GA-Atlanta, US-MO-Saint Louis, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-NJ-Morristown, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-VA-Roanoke, US-CT-Wallingford, US-CA-Brea, US-NC-Charlotte, US-VA-Norfolk
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