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Burns & McDonnell Staff Transportation Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Staff Transportation Engineer to join our rapidly growing Transportation Practice in our Kansas City office. 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 individuals’ 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.

  • Receives instructions from Project Managers or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected

  • Receives technical guidance on uncommon or complex problems with supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

  • Research design alternatives and provide findings to Senior Project Engineer.

  • Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plan production. Is thorough and follows through on assigned tasks. Is efficient conformance with standards, budgets, and schedules.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional journals/publications, establishing professional networks, and participates in professional societies.

  • Perform 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, tabulation of project quantities and opinion of cost, and general plan production.


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

  • Minimum of 4 years related experience in a variety of engineering projects. Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • Candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or on track and planning to take the PE exam.

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

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills

  • Strong computer skills 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.

  • Experience working with municipal agencies and State Department of Transportations

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % 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: 192144



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