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Burns & McDonnell Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Water / Wastewater (Chesapeake, Richmond, Arlington) in Richmond, Virginia


Burns & McDonnell’s rapidly growing Mid-Atlantic Water Practice is in search of a Senior Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Engineer. Our passion started with water. Our water solutions evolve with the ever-changing needs of communities everywhere. Burns & McDonnell strives to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We are 100 percent employee-owned and proud to be on FORTUNE’s 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, along with numerous regional workplace and industry honors.

We are looking for energetic, entrepreneurial, highly driven employee-owners to support our dynamic Mid-Atlantic team (Chesapeake, Richmond, Arlington) on a variety of water and wastewater projects. Take ownership of your career and join our growing team as we assist our clients in facing the many challenges ahead. 

You will be responsible for understanding, applying, and designing water and/or sewer pumping and pipeline projects. Projects could consist of new design or rehabilitation of existing facilities. In addition, the candidate will work with the project team throughout the proposal, design, and construction process, adapting civil plans according to budget constraints, design factors, or client needs. Regular duties include design of pump stations, hydraulic profile development, alignment selection studies, design calculations, piping and valve sizing, construction drawing development, specification development, and construction administration tasks.

Job Duties

  • Perform water and sewer pipeline design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion for project needs and requirements set forth by the project managers.

  • Prepare civil equipment: packaged equipment and construction specifications and data sheets, Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.

  • Review vendor drawings; data interface with suppliers, clients, and other engineering disciplines, detailers and designers.

  • Applies knowledge of commonly used civil concepts, practices, codes, and procedures within the water engineering services industry. Compiles studies and reports. Writes specifications.

  • Applies knowledge to complex projects, and finds/develops non-standard design solutions.

  • Performs field inspections, installation, measurements, or calculations for public and private clients.

  • Prepare, present, and/or participate in technical reports for clients and industry publications.

  • Develop opinions of probable costs based on design plans and specifications.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the water/wastewater practice - mentor and guide less experienced engineers.

  • Responsible for applying the QA/QC process.

  • Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related degree from an ABET-accredited program (water or civil curriculum focus preferred).

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

  • Minimum seven (7) years of civil engineering experience; design and construction administration of water/wastewater systems preferred.

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for 1-year experience.

  • Successful completion (i.e. passing) FE or EIT strongly preferred.

  • Professional Engineer license 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. CAD/REVIT experience is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of standard engineering design techniques and procedures. Understanding of related water transmission mains, water distribution systems, and/or wastewater collection system design is preferred.

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

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

  • Strong computer skills and/or hydraulic civil analysis programs.

  • Experience with permitting of waterlines and sewer lines through local, state, and federal regulators preferred.

  • Trenchless and/or tunneling experience is a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Strong commitment to working in a team environment

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

  • Strong attention to detail and quality control procedures.

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

  • Ability to travel.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-VA-Norfolk

Other Locations US-VA-Richmond, US-VA-Arlington

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 230187 Job Hire Type Experienced