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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Mechanical / Industrial Engineer – 1898 & Co. Utility Consulting (Houston/Dallas) in Houston, Texas


The Assistant Mechanical / Industrial Engineer (or Utility Consulting Analyst) will assist our clients by helping execute a variety of engineering studies, to bring together the technical and economic knowledge needed to develop strategic roadmaps. Our goal is to help our clients create a strong, smart, and sustainable electric grid.

The Utility Consulting Analyst will provide analysis to assist utilities’ ability to transform within the power industry as it becomes less dependent on fossil fuel and integrates more renewable energy. The Utility Consulting Analyst will help our clients transition the power grid for “tomorrow” through power generation, transmission, and distribution planning and engineering studies.

The Utility Consulting Analyst will work under the supervision of a project manager to assist with developing solutions to technical and economic challenges encountered by our utility clients. The Utility Consulting Analyst will perform engineering and financial studies involving planning and operations. These studies evaluate power plants (both fossil fuel and renewable) and delivery systems (transmission and distribution) and include, but are not limited to, power supply planning, due diligence, performance and benchmarking evaluations, site assessments, investment planning, condition assessments, cost/benefit evaluations, and renewable development.

Typical duties may include the following:

  • Assist with engineering, financial, and technical analysis for various engineering projects including power generation, power delivery, and other utilities.

  • Assist in analyzing life-cycle costs by developing and incorporating technical assumptions regarding capital costs, operation and maintenance costs, performance estimates, and economic assumptions and forecasts.

  • Assist with providing data analytics and interpreting engineering, financial, and economic conditions, and subsequent business implications to client projects.

  • Assist with technical and business-related risk assessments.

  • Assist in developing and performing detailed financial analysis using a variety of computer-based software.

  • Assist with developing technical reports and presentations summarizing results of analysis.

  • Assist with client presentations, engineering reviews, financial analysis, and contract administration for the design/planning of utility systems.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business may be substituted for 1 year of experience.

  • 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 engineering techniques, principles and procedures.

  • Effective 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)

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Other Locations US-TX-Dallas

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

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

Req ID: 224740 Job Hire Type New Grad

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