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Burns & McDonnell Scoping Team – Transmission Line Lead (Multiple Locations) in Nashville, Tennessee


By aligning individual passions with opportunities, Burns & McDonnell provides unbridled professional growth for the best talent in the industry. Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Scoping Team Transmission Line Lead engineer in our Atlanta office. The scoping team transmission line lead engineer will report directly to the Scoping Manager on a large capital investment program with a major Southeast utility. Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for scoping out Transmission line projects. Deliverables at a minimum include a Scoping Package, survey files, and necessary land research documents.

  • Collaborate with other discipline leads to successfully scope all transmission line work related to Transmission and Distribution projects.

  • ​Interface and work with the client’s project management leadership team to provide regular, timely updates and suggest scope options for the client’s approval.

  • Collaborate with project team to successfully mitigate issues and achieve seamless execution.

  • Lead Transmission Line Design scoping activities of the team of BMcD employees and/or contractors.

  • Support estimating and material forecasting efforts.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program or Bachelor of Science in Civil or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering a plus.

  • 7 years civil engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong computer skills (e.g., AutoCAD, MicroStation, BIM (Revit), Civil 3D, PLS, PLS-CADD, RISA-3D, MathCADD), and/or hydraulic, hydrologic, pavement, civil analysis programs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

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

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Ability to travel.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Other Locations US-TN-Chattanooga, US-NC-Charlotte, US-SC-Aiken, US-TN-Nashville

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 223425