Burns & McDonnell Senior Structural Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are a 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful.

Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity in our Kansas City Office for a Senior Structural/Bridge Engineer. Applicant must have a bachelor's in structural engineering from an accredited program. A master’s in structural engineering is preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; along with strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Applicant must be a licensed PE.

Applicant must be capable of integrating personal communication and technical skills and applying them to challenging and diverse structural/bridge projects. The candidate will work as a major contributor to our bridge section by providing technical design leadership, quality control and mentorship of less experienced staff. Typical projects include bridge condition evaluation, concept reports, design and construction phase services. The applicant must have experience delivering successful bridge projects to both local and DOT specifications. Applicant must be willing to collaborate with multi-disciplined teams and be able to effectively work across multiple offices and with multiple Global Practices. Applicant will be responsible for preparing plans, specifications, cost estimates, studies and shall be able to take projects from inception to completion with minimal oversight. This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.


Minimum of 7 years of related design experience. Must have demonstrated a high level of knowledge in design, calculations and design systems. Strong analytical, problem solving, plan production and project management skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microstation, REVIT, RISA and various bridge design software packages is desired. Some field experience is desirable. PE required.


Job Structural Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

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

Req ID: 181993