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Burns & McDonnell Senior Roadway Engineer - Transportation (Multiple Locations) in Kansas City, Missouri


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, intelligent transportation systems, 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 is seeking a Senior Roadway Engineer to join our rapidly growing Transportation Practice in our Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri offices. Our ideal candidate will be someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can work both independently and in a team environment.

In this position you will be a part of a skilled team that values each individual's contributions to a project. Typical projects include but are not limited to municipal roadway design projects, multi-lane expressway and interstate projects along with interchange projects of varying complexity.


  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians in the design and analysis of transportation projects as well as the contractors and construction staff on design/build projects.

  • Serve as a task lead for varying components of roadway design including the development of horizontal and vertical alignments, development of typical sections, drainage and hydraulic analysis, development of erosion control plans, and the tabulation of project quantities.

  • Responsible for accuracy of engineering plans and design quality, is thorough, follows through, and efficient with budgets and schedules.

  • Makes independent decisions on engineering problems and methods to resolve important questions.

  • Maintain professional knowledge by attending technical workshops, review professional publications, participate in professional societies, and establish/maintain professional networks

  • Mentors less experienced staff on technical aspects of a project.

  • Participation in project team meetings and project presentations including presentations to key project stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field, preferably civil, or with an emphasis in transportation engineering.

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in a variety of engineering projects

  • The candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Ability to lead and work as a part of a multi-discipline team.

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written), presentation skills and is competent in the Microsoft Office package of software.

  • Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines while working on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Knowledge of transportation design standards including AASHTO design guidelines

  • Knowledge of transportation engineering software including Bentley MicroStation, InRoads and/or Geopak, and OpenRoads..


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-NE-Omaha

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 230310 Job Hire Type Experienced