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Burns & McDonnell Staff Civil Engineer - Design - Transportation (Dallas) in Dallas, Texas


Burns & McDonnell’s Dallas office is looking for an ambitious and talented Staff Civil Engineer to join our growing transportation team.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll be empowered to build not just projects, but your career. Our expansive service offerings mean stability, job security and incredible potential for growth. Move up to technical subject matter expert, project management or sales cycle, or explore opportunities across departments and groups. Establish and achieve evolving goals along your career journey — all at the same company.

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Burns & McDonnell is looking for a highly motivated and technically skilled Staff Civil Engineer to join our growing Transportation Design group in Dallas, Texas. 

This position entails working closely with Transportation leadership to work on technical design on transportation projects such as route planning studies, feasibility studies, roadway PS&E and schematic designs, and progressive design build projects.

This Staff Civil Engineer position offers incredible career advancement potential for motivated individuals seeking to advance their career with a company that invests in you. As a Staff Civil Engineer, you will work in a multidisciplinary integrated design team to perform the following duties:

  • Work with a team of designers and engineers in the preparation of design details, plans, and drawings to meet project deadlines

  • Perform technical roadway design such as preparing horizontal alignments, profiles, intersections, and interchange layouts

  • Support engineering staff with related design experience in drainage, signing and marking, traffic control and construction sequencing, and illumination

  • Develop design criteria, design calculations, construction details, quantities, and cost estimates in accordance with the latest industry standards

  • Participate in Transportation QA/QC processes for project deliverables and submittals

  • Provide internal and external clients with professional and responsive service

  • Support the Design Department in achieving the Vision & Values of the Transportation Global Practice

  • Assist with other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program and 3 years of civil engineering experience required, consulting preferred

  • OR Bachelor Degree in Civil or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and 3 years of civil engineering experience required, consulting preferred

  • OR Master Degree in Civil Engineering and 2 years of civil engineering experience required, consulting preferred

  • Strong knowledge in standard civil engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Has the ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines in an organized fashion strongly preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs is strongly preferred

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Embraces ownership of daily tasks and responsibilities

  • Exhibits the ability to meet deadlines and budget strongly preferred

  • Prioritizes client success

  • Previous experience with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects (either as a consultant or TxDOT employee) strongly preferred

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite Bluebeam, Adobe Acrobat) (ArcGIS & PowerBI a plus)

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. AutoCAD, MicroStation, BIM (Revit), Civil 3D, PLS, PLS-CADD, RISA-3D, MathCADD, Power GeoPAK & OpenRoads Designer), and/or hydraulic, hydrologic, pavement, civil analysis programs.

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

  • Engineers in Training-EIT Certification or Professional Engineer (PE) preferred

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


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Dallas

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 241932

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JN #TRN