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Burns & McDonnell Civil Structural Engineer - Transportation (Chicago, IL) in Chicago, Illinois


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Our transportation practice is seeking a staff civil roadway design engineer for our Chicago office.

Our ideal candidate is someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can work well independently. In this position, you will be a part of a skilled team that values everyone’s contributions to a project.


  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians in the design of transportation projects with structural elements.

  • Performs tasks requiring applications of standard civil engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Standard design of civil project work.

  • Assist team leaders (PM’s) with various project duties.

  • Serve as a team member on multidisciplined projects.

  • Works with senior staff on technical aspects of a project.

  • Attend project meetings when requested by the Department Manager.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a structural focus or other engineering discipline from accredited program.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience; 6-10 years related professional experience in structural engineering design or the transportation field preferred.

  • Must have a good understanding of structural design principles, or an aptitude to develop.

  • Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present information.

  • Knowledge of design software including MicroStation, MDX, Midas Civil, AASHTOWare, Leap Bridge, OpenBridge Designer, or other comparable design and modeling softwares.

  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Limited Travel to Support KC and other Regional Offices 10%


Job Structural Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 212920