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Burns & McDonnell Transportation Field Civil Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell’s Transportation Practice serves departments of transportation, cities, counties and private industry across the country. From rural roads to complex urban interchanges, tollways and long-span bridges, our innovative and cost-effective solutions help improve mobility and safety on our nation’s roads, highways, trails, bridges and rail systems. We also provide strategic consulting services to help our clients communicate their vision and secure the funding and support that are critical to their success. Our comprehensive services include design, design-build, construction management, environmental planning, feasibility studies, inspection, ITS, permitting, program management, right-of-way acquisition, signaling & lighting, stakeholder engagement, strategic consulting, sustainable design, traffic analysis, transportation enhancement, and utility coordination and relocation.

Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity based out of our Chicago Office for a Field Civil Engineer. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on construction projects supporting our Transportation group. Most of the project work would be construction management as an owner representative for clients such as IDOT, the Illinois Tollway and CDOT. There will also be project work opportunities for alternate delivery construction management managing civil site construction elements on larger projects. Transportation projects could include rural roadway, expressways and bridges. Civil site work could include power plants, substations and a multitude of facility work.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferred in civil engineering from accredited program.

  • Preferred 4 to 10 years related experience.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • This position would require experience at managing field engineering tasks as related to implementation of transportation and civil site designs to the field.

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced construction environment and interacting with multiple entities on a management level including the contractor, owner, utility entities and commercial/residential stakeholders is a must.

  • Must be self-starter capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Tracking toward the PE certification is a plus.


  • Chicagoland: Field projects typically within the greater Chicago Metro Area

  • Nationally: Assignments are based upon opportunities, experience and availability.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 201089



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