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Senior Process Engineer - Industrial Water (Denver)

Company: Burns & McDonnell
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:


Burns & McDonnell's rapidly growing Global Water Practice is searching for a Food and Beverage Senior Water/Wastewater Industrial Process Engineer in its Denver, CO office. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Burns & McDonnell's success, as well as its long list of awards and repeat clients, is the result of the employee-owner culture and mission to "Make Our Clients Successful".

The Senior Industrial Process Engineer will work on project teams to create world-class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on various projects. The Senior Industrial Process Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting process plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

Perform process design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion; lead the process design and execution of food and beverage industrial water and/or wastewater treatment projects.


  • Leads the process design and execution of water and/or wastewater treatment projects.
  • Opportunity to become Regional Treatment Plant subject matter expert
  • Perform day-to-day process technical work, project planning, managing scope, schedule, and budget of projects.
  • Developing critical project objectives and performance goals, interacting with clients on technical matters as needed.
  • Support client development and technical sales, proposal preparation, and technical sale presentations; coordination with regulatory agencies.
  • Expand career growth opportunities in quickly expanding Regional and National Water Practice
  • Plan, organize, and communicate project technical needs to department management, mentor staff.
  • Provide support to design-build project deliveries for water and wastewater projects along with Burns & McDonnel Construction/Design-Build group.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    • Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering or related degree from an ABET-accredited program. Master of Science degree in Chemical Civil or Environmental Engineering preferred.
    • Or bachelor's degree in Chemical, Civil or Environmental or related Engineering Technology from an ABET-accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
    • Minimum of 7 years of process engineering experience; EPC project experience preferred; design and construction of municipal water or wastewater treatment facilities, including three or more years leading process design of water/wastewater projects with full responsibility for the budget, schedule, contractual obligations, client service, and quality standards preferred.
    • Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred, or ability to obtain within the first six months.
    • This position requires a self-driven individual with a water or wastewater process and plant facilities background and the willingness to take on new challenges.
    • If water-focused background, a demonstrated ability in both conventional filtration as well as membrane filtration is preferred. In addition, experience in hydraulics, chemical feed systems, alternate disinfection systems, advanced oxidation, and residuals handling is preferred.
    • If wastewater-focused background, a demonstrated experience and knowledge in preliminary treatment, primary treatment, biological treatment (including BNR), disinfection, hydraulics, and solids processing and handling preferred.
    • Must have the ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters
    • Existing relationships with local and statewide clients a plus.
    • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of process design codes (ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE).
    • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).
    • Strong computer skills include process simulation software (i.e. Hysys and/or Aspen, HTRI) is preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.
    • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.
    • Ability to travel.
      Compensation Range

      $155,000 - $215,000

      The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


      Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


      Job Chemical Engineering

      Primary Location US-CO-Denver

      Schedule: Full-time

      Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

      Req ID: 232396 Job Hire Type Experienced

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Keywords: Burns & McDonnell, Denver , Senior Process Engineer - Industrial Water (Denver), Engineering , Denver, Colorado

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