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Burns & McDonnell Staff Structural Engineer - Substation in Chicago, Illinois


By aligning individual passions with opportunities, Burns & McDonnell provides unbridled professional growth for the best talent in the industry. Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Structural Engineer to take control of their career potential in our Chicago office. This position will partner with a multi-discipline team to develop designs of electrical substations to support the safe and reliable delivery of electricity across the United States and Canada. Opportunities may include, but not limited to:

Thinking creatively to address the complex challenges faced by the largest utilities in North America.

Performing rigid bus analysis and the design of electrical substation steel structures, equipment foundations, structure foundations and secondary oil containment.

Providing support for our clients during construction.

Performing field inspections and compliance documentation.

Leading a team of single- or multi-discipline professionals to ensure project success.

Presenting designs and proposals to clients, permitting authorities, public interest groups, etc.

Corresponding and/or meeting with clients, contractors, and vendors.

Participating in project proposal efforts.

Advancing into leadership roles.


Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Three (3) years of structural engineering experience, consulting preferred. Master of Science degree in structural engineering may be substituted for one (1) year experience.

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

Strong knowledge in standard structural engineering techniques and principles.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong computer skills (e.g. Risa3D, STAAD, Mathcad).


Job Structural Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 231180 Job Hire Type Experienced