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Sargent & Lundy, LLC Steam Generator/HRSG Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Sargent & Lundy's Core ValuesEvery decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

  • Quality –We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

  • Accountability –Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

  • Our People –We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

  • Our Clients –We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

  • Innovation –Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

  • Meaningful Impact –We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • As a Steam Generator / HRSG Engineer, you will act as an in-house subject matter specialist in providing guidance on matters relating to procurement, design, construction and testing of boiler / HRSG installations and modifications.

  • You will utilize your technical expertise and act as the Mechanical team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of mechanical engineering work and be responsible for leading the Mechanical Engineering design efforts for a team of junior and senior engineers and designers.

  • You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, troubleshooting, and solving a wide variety of mechanical engineering issues.

  • Perform reviews of existing facilities to propose upgrades and replacements, and present findings and recommendations to clients and peers.

  • Develop integrated systems designs and perform supporting calculations for the planned work.

  • Prepare technical specifications for mechanical engineering equipment.

  • Prepare engineering studies.

  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.

  • Coordinate and provide guidance to other engineers, project managers, client personnel, and suppliers to ensure a complete and timely design.

  • Develop your career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced engineers by way of S&L’s systems of process and associated “Communities of Practice.”

  • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced engineers.


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • BSME from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program is required; MSME preferred

  • Eight or more years of experience related to boilers and/or HRSGs for non-commercial, heavy industrial plants (power, oil & gas, or chemical).

  • Ability to take a lead role in the completion of preliminary engineering studies that evaluate multiple solutions to address a given client’s problem or need.

  • Experience with Coal and Gas fired steam generator technology(sub- /super-/ultra-critical boilers/stokers / CFB / BFB)

  • Experience with fuel switching (natural gas/PRB blends)

  • Experience with Combustion Technology (low-NOX burners, duct burners, OFA, FGR, IFGR, etc.)

  • Experience with balance-of-plant (BOP) equipment (pulverizers, fans, etc.)

  • Experience with steam generator and HRSG performance testing (ASME PTC)

  • Experience performing steam generator and HRSG condition assessments

  • Strong familiarity with relevant NFPA and CSA codes

  • Strong familiarity with ASME Section I Boiler Pressure Vessels

  • Experience working on proposal development

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.



CountryUnited States

Area of InterestEngineering

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2021-3463