On Monday, Nov. 5, you have the opportunity to learn what it’s like to be an Assistant Mechanical Engineer at Burns & McDonnell, what it takes to become LEED certified, and what means to be an EIT (Engineer-in-Traning) from John Stevenson, a 2011 Bucknell University 2011 who’s doing it all!
Follow John on @BisonINCareers on Nov. 5 to learn more and ask questions.
John graduated in May 2011 with a B.S. with Honors in Mechanical Engineering. He works for Burns & McDonnell in Fort Worth, Texas. Burns & McDonnell is a global architecture, engineering, and construction services firm, and it is frequently ranked by ENR and others as one of the leading design firms, particularly in the power industry. The firm is 100 percent employee-owned, meaning the staff work for themselves, and the firm’s profits go back to those who earned them. Due to this ownership culture, dubbed “MacCulture,” Burns & McDonnell enjoys frequent listings as a best place to work – in FORTUNE and local contests.
Currently, John is a mechanical engineer for the OnSite Energy & Power Group. This team specializes in thermal and electrical utilities for universities, healthcare facilities, and other campuses. Since starting in June 2011, John has participated in design or analysis efforts at five universities, an airport, four energy plants for healthcare districts, and a defense-contractor production facility. In addition to this work, he spent approximately eight months at a coal-fired steam electric station, designing and monitoring the construction of various emissions-systems upgrades. He has also performed LEED consulting for some of these clients.
He is an EIT (Engineer-in-Training), LEED AP BD+C (LEED Accredited Professional – Building Design and Construction), and is currently preparing to test for the CEM (Certified Energy Manager) credential. John is the U.S. Green Building Council Emerging Professionals Regional Chair for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and he is beginning to be involved as a mentor with ACE, a national mentorship program for high school students interested in architecture, engineering, and construction.
While at Bucknell University, he was President of ASME, Publisher and Assistant Editor of The Counterweight, Vice President of Theta Chi, Member of the Community Judicial Board, Member of Board of Review on Academic Responsibility, Publication Designer for The Bucknellian, received the inaugural Terry J. Hibbard Award for Departmental Service, and performed an honors thesis designing a new style of liquid-fuel injector for alternative-fuels research.
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