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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Analyst/Planner - Solid Waste & Recycling (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell has an opening for solid waste and recycling analyst to join our Environmental Services (ENS) team at our corporate office in Kansas City, MO. The successful candidate will work in a team atmosphere assisting with performing detailed technical, financial, and operational analyses and working in project execution. Projects typically include planning studies, operational reviews, procurements for municipal clients to plan for a sustainable future of waste management and resource recovery within their communities. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

Our Environmental Services team supports a variety of projects typically related to solid waste planning and management, stormwater quality and management, site development, soil and groundwater remediation, biogas, and sustainability related projects. The nature of our projects and clients afford staff early career opportunities to interface with clients, participate in pursuits, and represent Burns & McDonnell through client and conference presentations.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with an eagerness to embrace ongoing challenges associated with the wide variety of environmental projects we support. The Environmental Analyst and Planner will have the following areas of responsibility:

  • Development of solid waste and recycling plans, studies and operational reviews.

  • Research, analysis, and compilation of project data necessary to meet planning objectives.

  • Perform regulatory, code compliance, and policy development support services.

  • Assist in public information and engagement activities.

  • Develop project reports, analytical work papers, and project presentations.

  • Prepare project proposals and other business development efforts.

  • Support the environmental engineering and sustainability services in waste management facility design and permitting, stormwater management, landfill gas management, operations planning, construction quality assurance.

  • Preparation and analysis of financial projections and forecasts.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Sustainability, Public Administration, Government, Community and Regional Planning Economics, Urban Planning, Business Administration or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 0 - 4 years of experience preferred.

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Experience in the solid waste and recycling profession preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Experience in the solid waste and recycling profession preferred.

  • High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Experience with Microsoft Access preferred.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Business Analysts

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 231454 Job Hire Type New Grad