Burns & McDonnell Senior Civil Engineer - Airfield Aviation in New York, New York


Burns & McDonnell's Aviation and Federal Global practice has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Civil Engineer responsible for the design, quality assurance, and control of civil infrastructure.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for performing a variety of engineering planning, design and construction phase assignments on a range of airfield projects. The Senior engineer will provide expertise on airside planning, site development, horizontal and vertical geometry, grading and drainage, erosion and sediment control, pavement design, quantity take-offs, utilities, and airfield infrastructure including design of runways, taxiways, aprons, aircraft parking and passenger boarding bridge layouts.

Other essential functions include interpretation of Federal Aviation Administration and other regulatory design standards, assist with development of project proposals, perform quality assurance reviews and mentor junior personnel.

Knowledge, technical skills and abilities of the Senior Engineer shall include basic to broad knowledge and skills of civil engineering principles, practices and methods, technical knowledge of aviation engineering principles, proficiency in engineering design and cad software.

Senior Civil Engineer must have the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplined team and be capable of producing full design for major projects, including drawings, specifications, cost estimates, conduct technical studies, reports and narratives. Aviation experience is preferred.


  • Licensed Professional Engineer

  • Registered in the State of New Jersey (preferred)

  • 7 years of experience. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of professional experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Experience with Autocad, Civil 3D, Aviplan, Aeroturn, and FAARFIELD preferred


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-NJ-Morristown

Other Locations US-NY-New York

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % 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: 180454