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Burns & McDonnell Civil/Environmental Engineer - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Detroit, Michigan


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Civil or Environmental Engineer with a wide variety of related experience to add to our Environmental Engineering team. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm providing the opportunity to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and develop professionally within a growing and industry-leading engineering firm.

As a professional within our Environmental Services Practice, this position will support the development and growth of our civil, stormwater and solid waste engineering-related services as well as participate in a wide variety of environmental engineering projects. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and have the following experience:

  • Providing technical solutions for challenges with stormwater management, low impact development, and both stormwater quantity and quality in the capacity as a Project or Task Manager.

  • Performing hydrologic/hydraulic calculations using appropriate models such as TR-55, TR-20, HY-8, CulvertMaster, HEC programs, PondPack, HydroCAD, RISA-3D, etc

  • Directing and reviewing work products prepared by junior engineering staff including: Hydrology & Hydraulics Reports, SWPPPs, LID design, WQMPs, Cost Estimates, and related calculations, designs, evaluations, and specifications.

  • Executing civil engineering methods and practices in the preparation of bid-ready engineering designs, plans, specifications, estimates, and reports.

  • Using design programs such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, GIS, MicroStation, etc.

  • Developing client relationships, pursuing prospective projects, preparing proposals, and presenting at client interviews and industry forums

Duties may include:

  • Design of civil/earthwork layouts, restoration and stormwater management facilities and features.

  • Manage accuracy, budgets, quality, safety, reporting, schedule, and client expectations

  • Support other (non-stormwater) civil and environmental projects which may include earthwork, wastewater, natural resources permitting, remediation, solid waste, and stream/wetland restoration.

  • Internal and External Oral Presentations.

  • Training / Mentoring staff.

  • Developing new and maintaining existing client and regulatory relationships.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bacheolor's Degree in civil, environmental or related engineering program from an accredited university.

  • PE license or ability to obtain a PE license.

  • 7 years of civil engineering, stormwater conveyance, environmental engineering, site development or related experience.

  • Knowledge of FEMA floodplain modeling/delineation, biological systems and constructed wetlands preferred.

  • Available for travel as necessary (approximately 15% travel).


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MI-Detroit

Other Locations US-IL-Downers Grove, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 224191