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Burns & McDonnell Staff Civil Engineer - Environmental Services (St. Louis) in Saint Louis, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Staff Civil Engineer with related experience to add to the Environmental Services Engineering team in our Midwest Region. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm providing the opportunity to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and develop professionally within a growing and industry-leading engineering firm. This position provides the successful candidate the ability to take on progressively increased responsibility and grow professionally in a thriving practice.

As a professional within our Environmental Services Practice, the candidate could support a wide variety of civil engineering projects which may include stormwater management, hydraulic analyses, solid waste, remediation, sustainable solutions, design of environmental systems such as containment liners and water quality/treatment systems, and site development for buildings/facilities. The position will have an emphasis on supporting coal combustion residuals (CCR) impoundment closure process and stormwater management evaluations, site cut/fill analysis, dewatering analysis, grading plan development, and cover system alternatives evaluations and design. The position also offers the opportunity to focus in certain technical areas or practice in a variety of technical areas, perform assistant project management duties, and interact with clients. This group manages long-term clients, pursues new environmental projects and clients, and supports other departments throughout the company with civil or environmental engineering services. Our team also works closely with in-house construction professionals on design-build and engineer-procure-and-construct (EPC) projects.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, good time-management skills, and experience with the following:

  • Providing technical solutions for civil or environmental engineering projects.

  • Performing calculations using industry-standard tools and software.

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

  • Preparing preliminary engineering reports, options evaluations, design drawings, calculations, specifications, work plans, construction reports, and cost estimates.

  • Design programs such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, GIS, MicroStation, and/or hydraulic, hydrologic, civil analysis programs.

Duties may include:

  • Design of environmental systems and facilities.

  • Support civil or environmental projects or tasks which may include earthwork/grading, stormwater, wastewater, remediation, waste management, and restoration.

  • Preparing reports, studies, and cost estimates to help clients evaluate options and provide solutions.

  • Assistant project management duties such as developing and executing project scope, budget, schedule, quality, safety, and client expectations.

  • Oversight of construction and preparation of construction quality assurance (CQA) reports.

  • Internal and External Oral Presentations.

  • Training / mentoring staff.

  • Construction cost estimating.

  • Developing new and maintaining existing client and regulatory relationships.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related engineering program from an ABET accredited university.

  • Minimum 3 years of related civil or environmental engineering experience required. Consulting experience preferred.

  • Relevant engineering master’s degree can be substituted for 1 year of experience.

  • Successful completion (i.e., passing) FE or EIT required. PE preferred.

  • Experience overseeing construction preferred.

  • Available for travel as necessary (approximately 15% travel)

  • Strong knowledge of standard civil engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 241021

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS