Jay E. Burns, P.E.

Vice President, Mechanical Engineer, PE, CDT
Los Angeles, CA


Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
University of California, Los Angeles 2013

Professional Registrations and Certifications

  • California PE License – 2018
  • California Engineer in Training (EIT) 2013 (Fundamentals of Engineering Exam)
  • Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) Certification – 2014


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – member
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) – member

Employment History

2013-present Currier & Company, Inc. – Mechanical Engineer III


Since joining Currier and Company in July of 2013, Mr. Burns has been an integral part of all ongoing design and construction projects. Working under the guidance and mentorship of Mr. Jon Currier, Mr. Mark Benson, Mr. Paul Wells, our designers/CAD technicians, and our design partners, Jay has gained substantial hands-on experience with: programs for hydraulic and surge analysis of piping systems and related piping sizing, centrifugal pump sizing, bulk storage tank analysis, ground water drainage systems, control system design, communications design, dike sizing and tank emissions, fire protection system design, project permitting, environmental permitting, technical report writing, engineering drawings and specifications, and field engineering. Gaining valuable field experience in multiple fuel projects, Mr. Burns briefly filled the firm’s role as Resident Engineer at BDL, MCO and IND broadening his experience as a fuel system design engineer.

Mr. Burns is actively managing the specification update and management process at Currier. His experience with the projects he has worked on and his CSI standards has led to his hands-on development and CA work throughout Currier’s bid processes – including bid addenda and conformed contract sets. Mr. Burns also validates contractor proposed substitutions and changes by reviewing contract documents and all contractor submittals. His organizational and negotiating skills have expanded to include direct negotiation with fuel contractors and related coordination with owners/clients.

Mr. Burns created an efficient tracking, filing and expediting system for submittals, RFI’s, change orders, field orders, Shop drawings, Pay Applications, permit applications, daily Field Reports, and project expenses. Mr. Burns has developed new and effective tank emissions calculations under Mr. Currier’s direction. Mr. Burns is competent with multiple software packages for technical analysis and electronic drawing platforms.

Mr. Burns has led several horizontal tank and facility improvement projects for multiple clients including Signature Flight Support, ASII, Atlantic Aviation, and Conceptual layouts and programming for future horizontal tank facilities. Mr. Burns has also been instrumental in our OWS coordination with our civil partners on projects. Mr. Burns is also an expert mechanical draftsman with CAD 3-D experience and estimating.

Selected Experience

Jet Fuel Logistics and Gulf Coast Fuel Facility Programming 2013-present
Performed USGS, NOAA and Google research on sites, possible rail and transport routes, and floodplain and storm surge. Mr. Burns supports Mr. Currier with site design layouts in CAD, environmental permitting and detailed construction cost estimates using C&C estimating standards and has developed new estimating spreadsheets. Mr. Burns also evaluated alternative systems for vapor recovery systems, truck and rail loading and unloading systems, hydraulic analysis, fire protection foam system elements and code research.

MCO 2013-2016
Mr. Burns completed piping shut-down designs for large and small bore revisions as directed by Mr. Currier. He also finalized final additional detail work on various mechanical systems and he assisted with bidding and contract award. Mr. Burns currently supports CA (construction administration) by tracking and reporting on project documents and correspondence and with changes in response to field conditions in addition to change order management and cost control tracking/trending. Mr. Burns had the opportunity to replace our REI (resident engineer inspector) for two weeks during which time Mr. Burns was instrumental in avoiding electrical raceway issues (before the conduit was cast into the floor) within the operations and controls building that was part of the construction project. In 2016, Mr. Burns lead the design effort with Mr. Currier’s oversight for the facility maintenance project, which included pipe support design, catwalk design, and the modification of existing fuel system elements.

BDL 2013-Nov 2016
Mr. Burns performed substantial design work under the direction of Mr. Currier. Systems that he worked on and had responsibility for include: small bore piping to and from the Sump Separator fuel recovery system, underdrain routing and coordination, elevation coordination for liner design and foundation elevations (new and existing), large bore and small bore piping and civil coordination for the truck unloading area, meter proving piping, pipe support detail work, specifications and bidding support, and bid analysis. Mr. Burns also contributed heavily with construction and environmental permitting submittals including the SPCC, Wildlife Survey, USACE Wetland permitting, General Stormwater Permit for Construction, permitting for the release of hydrostatic pressure test waters, and the negotiation of changer orders with the Contractor and Owner’s Representation. Mr. Burns developed standard tank emission calculations using codes and standards already in place at C&C and he utilized his new analysis spreadsheet to establish emissions for the facility. Construction was completed on time and under budget during November of 2016. In addition, Mr. Burns served as Currier’s interim on-site REI for a total of five week throughout the duration of the project.

IND 2014
Mr. Burns served as the Junior Project Manager for the FedEx Fuel Facility, Tank 3 Floating Roof Removal project. Under the direction of Mr. Currier, Jay researched the API 650 and 653 standards, to design the details and facilitate the safe removal of Tank’s 3 IFR (internal floating roof) and the required retrofitting thereafter. In addition, Jay also served as Currier and Company’s resident engineer throughout the duration of the Work and effectively coordinated and oversaw all Work with the Owner, Operator, and Contractor.

PHX 2015-present
Mr. Burns served as the Assistant Project Manager and Junior Mechanical Engineer for the American Airline’s LAA/LUS Gate Integration Project, located at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Under the direction of Mr. Currier, Jay designed the mechanical modifications to the existing hydrant fuel system, innovated a revision to pit internals allowing ramp elevations to change without modifying the hydrant lateral, and moved and scheduled existing and proposed passenger boarding bridges to accommodate American Airline’s new aircraft mix, and redesigned the concourse striping to suit American’s operation. In addition, Jay served as one of Currier and Company’s field engineers throughout the preliminary design phase and during construction. As-built documents have been created and detailed GSE and ramp-restriction coordination was led by Burns.

PHX 2015
Following the American Airline’s Gate Integration Project, Currier and Company was chosen to be the Mechanical Sub-Consultant to AECOM for the City of Phoenix’s Terminal Apron Reconstruction Project. For this Project Jay served as the Lead Mechanical Designer and his responsibilities included: gathering field data pertinent to the hydrant system, analyzing field data to design changes to the hydrant system and associated fuel pits to suit the newly proposed apron grade, project coordination with AECOM, design coordination with Swissport/AFFC (facility Operator) and the delivery of the 100% mechanical design drawings and specifications. The chief goal of the project was to minimize the number of pits and their impact on internal fuel system elements that had to be revised in order to lower the ramp. Mr. Burns successfully led the design and negotiation effort, to minimize these kinds of changes while keeping pit crowns between 0.5 and 1.6 inches.

LAX 2015
Serving as Los Angeles West Terminals Fuel Corporation’s (LAWTFC) Owner’s Representation under Mr. Currier, Mr. Burns successfully designed and oversaw the installation of 4 new isolation valves within the new Tom Bradley International Terminal. In addition, Jay effectively communicated scheduled hydrant pit fuel system shutdowns and fuel quality reports to the airport operations staff of Los Angeles Worlds Airports (LAWA).

Additional Commercial Fuel System Experience

Current fuel design activities within the last 3 years include: