Staff Chemical Engineer – Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston)

at Burns & McDonnell
Location Houston
Date Posted January 11, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Burns & McDonnell's regional office in Houston, TX is seeking a Staff Chemical Engineer to apply technical expertise on engineering, procurement, and construction projects of processing facilities throughout the refining, midstream, chemicals, and renewables market sectors. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.
This position will allow you to the opportunity for direct client and end-user interaction while engaging your technical design experience and entrepreneurial spirit at an industry-leading firm voted a "Top Place to Work" in Houston, TX.
The Staff Chemical Engineer will work on an integrated design team within our Oil, Gas & Chemical division to perform the following duties:

  • Perform process design calculations and develop deliverables such as hydraulic calculations, equipment sizing, process simulations, Heat and Material Balances (H&MB), Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Perform chemical engineering design activities on projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Perform work that involves conventional engineering practices but may involve a variety of complex features.
  • May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.
  • Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • 3 years of chemical engineering experience, consulting preferred.
  • Successful completion of FE exam preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of standard engineering techniques and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Experience in process simulation software (i.e. HYSYS and/or Aspen Plus, HTRI) is preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.


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