Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer

Burns & McDonnell - Morristown, NJ


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. Take a moment to read further about the solutions we find for our Aviation & Federal clients.

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. Learn more about their work that includes feasibility studies, energy logistics, and capital asset investment planning.

Energy (ENR)

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

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.

Water (WTR)

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’s degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited program.
Successful completion of FE/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.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving and analytical 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-NJ-Morristown

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 181217

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