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Burns & McDonnell Senior Highway Engineer - Transportation in Dallas, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Senior Highway Engineer to join the Transportation Global Practice in Dallas, Texas. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm that is consistently named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

The Senior Engineer will work in an integrated design team to perform the following duties:

  • Provide highway design such as horizontal alignments, profiles, intersections, and interchange layouts with minimal direction

  • Support engineering staff with related design experience in drainage, signing and marking, traffic control and construction sequencing, and illumination

  • Lead a team of designers and engineers when coordinating the preparation of design details, plans, and drawings

  • Develop design criteria, design calculations, construction details, quantities, and cost estimates

  • Review engineering work completed by others

  • Prepare and check design drawings and/or specifications

  • Demonstrate leadership skills in achieving the Vision & Values of the Transportation Global Practice

  • Assist with other duties as assigned

An Ideal Candidate is Someone Who:

  • Shows strong analytical & problem-solving skills

  • Exhibits the ability to meet deadlines and budget

  • Portrays excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Prioritizes client success

  • Embraces ownership of daily tasks and responsibilities


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an accredited program

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience

  • Previous experience with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects

  • Proficiency in multiple CADD programs such as:

  • MicroStation V8i

  • Power GeoPAK & OpenRoads

  • AutoCAD & Civil 3D

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs such as:

  • Word

  • Excel

  • PowerPoint

  • Outlook

  • Proficiency in portable document format (PDF) programs such as:

  • Bluebeam

  • Adobe Acrobat


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Dallas

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 192599



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

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