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Burns & McDonnell Field Civil Engineer - Transportation (Chicago) 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 a 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful.

Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity based out of our Chicago Office for a Field Civil Engineer. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on construction projects supporting our Transportation group. Most of the project work would be construction management as an owner representative for clients such as IDOT, the Illinois Tollway and CDOT. There will also be project work opportunities for alternate delivery construction management managing civil site construction elements on larger projects. Transportation projects could include rural roadway, expressways and bridges. Civil site work could include power plants, substations and a multitude of facility work.


  • Preferred bachelor's degree in civil engineering from accredited program.

  • Preferred 7 to 12 years related experience.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • This position would require experience at managing field engineering tasks as related to implementation of transportation and civil site designs to the field.

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced construction environment and interacting with multiple entities on a management level including the contractor, owner, utility entities and commercial/residential stakeholders is a must.

  • Must be self-starter capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Tracking toward the PE exam is a plus.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 214104 Job Hire Type Experienced