Entry-Level Civil/Structural Engineer

Burns McDonnell • Kansas City, MO 64101

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Our Civil and Structural Engineers are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard civil engineering techniques and procedures. This includes standard design of civil project work, assisting lead engineers with various project duties, and other duties as assigned.

Opportunities for our Civil and Structural Engineers exist in multiple market segments and locations. Market segments include Aviation & Federal, Energy, Global Facilities, Oil, Gas, & Chemicals, Transmission & Distribution, Transportation and Water groups. Our offices include Kansas City, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Chicago, Austin, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Roanoke, Wallingford (CT), Oklahoma City, Orlando, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, and Brea. Specific assignments and project work varies depending on the market segments and locations. Please see below for information on each market:

Aviation & Federal:

Project work includes site development of a wide range of military facilities and/or design of airfield infrastructure type projects including runways, taxiways, and aprons for military, commercial or municipal clients. Projects will include a large variety in size and complexity located locally, nationally and internationally. Design aspects typically include demolition, site layout, grading, drainage, utilities and pavement design with opportunities for short term field assignments during construction.


Project work includes developing the infrastructure for electric generating facilities including site layout, grading, storm drainage, roads, railroads, combustion waste landfills, treatment ponds, water supply and environmental compliance. Design will include both construction of new generation facilities and improvements/expansion of existing facilities.

Global Facilities:

Project work includes design on sites and facilities in the industries of manufacturing, oil & gas transportation, on-site energy generation, healthcare, research, and commercial and institutional facilities. Example projects include jet aircraft testing and production facilities, fuel truck terminals, central utility plants, hospitals and research labs, university facilities, and commercial buildings. Design will include projects for new facilities and improvements/expansion of existing facilities.

Oil, Gas, & Chemicals

Perform analysis and design of structures for new oil refinery and petrochemical facilities; chemical, biofuel and industrial facilities. Structures include foundation systems and steel structures for: distillation towers, heaters, compressors, pumps, and fans, and building structures; unloading and storage facilities; cooling towers; and underground structures, pipe racks, mechanical and electrical equipment platform structures.

Transmission & Distribution:

Project work includes design of electrical substations; both overhead and underground high-voltage transmission lines. Areas of design include site development, linear facility design, electrical & mechanical material design.


Project work includes highway design, municipal roadway design, traffic engineering, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems, and rail engineering.


Projects include stormwater design and water and wastewater treatment design. Stormwater work includes stormwater management, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater design, water resources, civil works and flood control, and ecosystem restoration. Water and Wastewater work includes the design of facilities for water and wastewater collection, distribution, and treatment.

Bachelors degree in civil or structural engineering from an accredited program.

Successful completion of FE/EIT strongly preferred.

Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

Involvement on campus or in the community.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.



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