Mechanical Engineer 5

Job#: 1295764

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineer

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Apex Systems is seeking a Boiler & Air Quality Engineer in Overland Park, KS. If you are interested, please apply! 

Education, Experience & Licensing

-Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field. 
-10-25 years of relevant experience preferred. Candidates with lesser experience are still encouraged to apply.  
-Licensed as a Professional Engineer in USA is strongly preferred.  

Description of Role 

As a Boiler & Air Quality Engineer, your role is to provide project support and expertise in boiler & air quality equipment. Strong candidates are expected to have a broad set of skills and knowledge encompassing steam generators, HRSGs, combustion equipment, SCRs, fabric filters, flue gas desulfurization system, and similar systems including auxiliaries related to power and other heavy industries. Strong candidates shall exhibit deep code knowledge of ASME Section I, VIII, NFPA 85, and PTC codes, EPA regulations/test methods and shall be capable of simple and complex analyses related to the design, specification, and applications engineering tasks associated with this equipment.    

Key Responsibilities: 

-Perform conceptual design engineering analyses and prepare reports for new and retrofit steam generation equipment.   
-Evaluate, select, and implement appropriate designs for boilers and air quality equipment for a reliable, cost effective, and efficient operation. 
-Coordinate with equipment manufacturers to select the most technically acceptable design solutions. 
-Utilize leading and current technologies in development of designs. 
-Prepare equipment cost estimating and manhours for Conceptual, FEED and Detailed Design phases as well as retrofit analysis. 
-Prepare steam generation and/or air quality equipment and construction specifications.  
-Review, interpret, and include client technical specifications in the bid & purchase specifications. 
-Prepare bid evaluations and administer technical contracts.  
-Evaluate manufacturer's or contractor's proposals, data, reports, etc., for conformance with B&V criteria.   
-Prepare performance test procedures, document test results, and prepare test reports.   
-Support coordination and witnessing of startup, commissioning, and performance/emissions testing of boiler & air quality equipment 
-Supervise drafters, designers, and subordinate engineers assigned to the project. This includes work assignments, scheduling, and review. 
-Develop and maintain expertise with renewable fuels, oil and natural gas, and coal fired central station steam generators and auxiliaries, as well as HRSG’s downstream  of combustion turbines and gas and oil fired package boilers. 
-Develop and maintain expertise with established and emerging emissions control technologies including SCR, precipitators, sorbent injection, carbon capture, and others.  
-Coordinate meetings with internal disciplines, external consultants, clients, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors/fabricators. 
-Perform Pre-Inspection meetings, shop surveillance, attend inspections & testing on boiler & air quality equipment in vendor’s shop. 


Qualifications & Experience: 

-Experience working in power and other heavy industries 
-Experience in selecting and working with all types of boiler and air quality equipment 
-Experience in ASME Code (Section I, Section VIII Divisions 1 & 2) 
-Experience in NBIC Code for pressure vessel repairs, alterations, and re-rates  
-Experience with NFPA 85 code 
-Experience and familiarity with EPA emissions regulations and test methods  
-Experience with PTC requirements  
-Experience in reading detailed project drawings and blueprints and technical interpretations 
-Experience in attending and performing engineered equipment shop inspections and/or startup, commissioning, testing of boiler & air quality equipment 
-Experience in writing boiler & air quality equipment specifications 
-Experience in material and component selection for boiler & air quality equipment. 
-Experience with working on projects from early conceptual to detailed engineering and on to project start-up and operations support. 
-Experience in the role of  Responsible Engineer on larger projects.  
-Have mentoring skills and work with and encourage junior staff. 
-Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 
-Experience to handle multiple jobs/projects on a weekly basis 
-Excellent organizational skills and time management skills; self-paced 

Having the following additional experience will have added advantage: 
-Experience in the role of Lead Boiler or Air Quality Engineer on projects or at an operating unit. 
-Experience in equipment installation, commissioning, & start-up support at site. 
-Experience in working in hydrogen, carbon capture, or other emerging clean energy technologies 
-Experience in workshare with other country offices globally. 


Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Employee Type:

Overland Park, KS, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
September 22, 2022