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Burns & McDonnell Staff Engineer - Sustainability Specialist (Brea, CA) in Brea, California


The Staff Engineer - Sustainability Specialist works with clients and project teams to establish and achieve goals related to sustainable building design and construction.

  • Comply with federal and state high performance and/or sustainable design standards for client projects.

  • Assist project design and construction teams in compliance with the "Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings" and guide projects through associated third-party certification programs.

  • Assist project design and construction teams in compliance with commercial green building rating systems, including LEED, and guide projects through associated third-party certification programs.

  • Present new trends, data, and sustainability goals to internal and external clients.

  • Assist with developing innovative strategies to improve performance and sustainability in building and construction and provide measurable metrics and help implement best demonstrated practices.

  • Assist with sustainability initiatives through integrated design to achieve energy savings, protect and conserve water, enhance the indoor environment, reduce environmental impact of materials, and address building resiliency.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, Architectural Engineering or related Engineering degree from an ABET accredited program. and 3 years of related engineering experience required, consulting preferred. Related Engineering Master’s Degree counts for one year of experience.

  • 3 years related professional experience in sustainable design field is highly preferred. Federal projects including DOD and DOE project experience is a plus.

  • LEED Accredited Professional with BD C specialty is preferred.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • A strong understanding of environmental/sustainable design practices, regulatory requirements, and current trends in the profession.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments and devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs, engineering analysis programs.)

  • Engineers in Training-EIT Certification Preferred

Compensation Range

$110,000 - $170,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-Brea

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 234107

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #A&F