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Burns & McDonnell Senior Ports & Maritime Engineer - Transportation (Austin) in Austin, Texas


It’s a great time to be a Ports and Maritime senior engineer at Burns & McDonnell.

Experienced senior civil engineering professionals are in high demand, so we work hard to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. If you are a proven senior civil engineer, welcome home to a team that will appreciate your ambition and provide you with the tools and resources you need to deliver critical infrastructure across the nation. This individual will work with our local and national team to grow our ports and maritime business; further client relationships with commercial port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, and shipyards; and contribute to our national project execution capabilities.

We are looking for an experienced senior civil engineer who wants to…

  • Deliver a range of heavy civil projects, from port utility and roadway infrastructure to stormwater management design, always looking for better ways to serve our clients and grow your skills and portfolio.

  • Manage projects that require diverse services, knowing we have 12,000 engineers, scientists, technologists and communication professionals to support nearly any project task.

  • Bring outstanding creative, technical and interpersonal skills to lead teams through challenging designs and schedules, taking pride in a job well done and the people you mentor along the way.

  • Discover and implement innovative solutions for projects and processes, collaborating with experienced designers and an in-house construction team that works on the front lines every day.

  • Communicate clearly with clients and stakeholders, translating complex concepts and inspiring enthusiasm for the important work we deliver to our communities.

  • Bring lessons learned to help clients understand that the schedule and budget impact design decisions, trusting that your honest input is valued and important to our mutual success.

  • Lead teams where accountability, flexibility and organization are important. Success is in the details.

  • When necessary, collaborate with managers, marketing staff and other Burns & McDonnell Global Practices to identify and analyze business development opportunities that are strategically aligned with company’s objectives.

  • When possible, identify target clients for Burns & McDonnell and cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers, and contractors to develop business.

  • Participate in necessary regional trade associations and professional organizations.

  • Serve as the senior civil engineer for a wide variety of waterfront projects.

  • Direct and coordinate activities of multiple disciplines on projects, including staff and resources from several Burns & McDonnell Global Practices.

  • Assist in managing project and program resources and sub-consultants.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to tell you more about our plans for continued growth in the Mid-Atlantic Region!

  • Burns & McDonnell provides it’s Senior Civil Engineers with…

  • An employee-owned culture where everyone has a stake in our success. Being 100% employee-owned means we are all driven to find remarkable solutions for our clients. You will have ownership in a firm that leads multiple categories in ENR’s Top 10 Industry Rankings, has a 90% repeat-business rate, and maintains 93% employee retention.

  • The resources to win and deliver complex projects. Burns & McDonnell has a deep bench and a strong portfolio of high-profile projects throughout the country. You will work with multi-disciplined teams of engineers and technicians to deliver ports and maritime projects. You will also work closely with our in-house construction, environmental, technology, planning and stakeholder engagement teams to provide clients with a full suite of services to make their projects successful.

  • Career and professional development opportunities. Our senior engineering staff play a vital role on a project and are key representatives with clients and sub-consultants, so we value and invest in their development. We will provide the right tools and training to help you build strong relationships and give you wide-ranging responsibilities for delivering work on all your projects.

  • A work environment where safety is first. Burns & McDonnell’s safety statistics are considerably better than industry averages. Our professionals adhere to extensive safety programs, training and policies, as well as promote and manage the safety and health performance of project team members and subcontractors.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program. and 7 years civil engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred required or

  • Bachelor's degree in civil or related engineering technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. and 7 years civil engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred required or

  • Master's degree in civil engineering and 6 years civil engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred required

  • General business and financial calculation knowledge.

  • Knowledge of civil engineering design guides

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD/MicroStation, Microsoft Office tools, and Microsoft Project.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong computer skills (e.g. AutoCAD, MicroStation, BIM (Revit), Civil 3D, PLS, PLS-CADD, RISA-3D, MathCADD), and/or hydraulic, hydrologic, pavement, civil analysis programs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

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

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Austin

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241310

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JN #TRN