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Senior Engineer - Sustainability Specialist (Multiple Locations)

Burns & McDonnell Waldron, Missouri
senior engineer design engineering construction sustainable design compliance mechanical team engineer leadership project design travel
April 21, 2024
Burns & McDonnell
Waldron, Missouri

The Senior Engineer - Sustainability Specialist works with clients and project teams to establish and achieve goals related to sustainable building design and construction.
  • Comply with federal and state high performance and/or sustainable design standards for client projects.
  • Provide leadership to project design and construction teams in compliance with the "Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings" and guide projects through associated third-party certification programs.
  • Provide leadership to project design and construction teams in compliance with commercial green building rating systems, including LEED, and guide projects through associated third-party certification programs.
  • Present new trends, data, and sustainability goals to internal and external clients.
  • Assist with developing innovative strategies to improve performance and sustainability in building and construction and provide measurable metrics and help implement best demonstrated practices.
  • Assist with sustainability initiatives through integrated design to achieve energy savings, protect and conserve water, enhance the indoor environment, reduce environmental impact of materials, and address building resiliency.
  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.
  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, Architectural Engineering or related Engineering degree from an ABET accredited program. and 7 years of related engineering experience required, consulting preferred. Related Engineering Master's Degree counts for one year of experience.
  • 8 years related professional experience in sustainable design field highly preferred. Federal projects including DOD and DOE project experience is a plus.
  • LEED Accredited Professional with BD C specialty is required.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • A strong understanding of environmental/sustainable design practices, regulatory requirements, and current trends in the profession.
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments and devising new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of mechanical equipment design codes (ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE). Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).
  • 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.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License Preferred


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-VA-Norfolk, US-VA-Arlington

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 234093

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #A&F

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