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Burns & McDonnell Owner's Engineer (OE) Team – Transmission Line Engineer (Multiple Locations) in Chattanooga, Tennessee


By aligning individual passions with opportunities, Burns & McDonnell provides unbridled professional growth for the best talent in the industry. Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Transmission Line Engineer in Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Chattanooga, TN; Aiken, SC; or Nashville, TN office locations. The transmission line engineer will report directly to the OE team lead engineer and will oversee the design activities of the various design-builders on a large capital investment program with a major Southeast utility. Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for supporting Transmission Lead representing Owner on all Transmission Line engineering and technical matters pertinent to the scope of program. Includes supporting the Transmission Lead on the following:

  • Issuing technical guidance to design-builders on behalf of Owner.

  • Responding to requests for information from design-builders on behalf of Owner.

  • Monitoring design builders’ adherence to Owner/Program standards, specifications, and best practices via QA reviews.

  • Develop program-specific standards, specifications, and design criteria documents for use by design-builders as it relates to design.

  • Develop new or revise existing engineering process flows and for design-build contractors to follow to effectively execute goals of program

  • Responsible for working with Owner stakeholders, design staff, and subject matter experts to develop full understanding of client design practices, standards, and specifications as it relates to Transmission lines.

  • Interface and work with client’s project management leadership team to provide regular, timely updates.

  • Collaborate with project team to successfully mitigate issues and achieve seamless execution.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program or Bachelor of Science in Civil or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • 3 years of civil engineering experience, consulting preferred.

  • Successful completion (i.e.passing) FE or EIT preferred.

  • Strong knowledge in standard civil engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • 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.

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


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Other Locations US-TN-Chattanooga, US-NC-Charlotte, US-SC-Aiken, US-TN-Nashville

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 230637 Job Hire Type Experienced