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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Engineer - Environmental Engineering (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Engineer will work within our Environmental Services Practice supporting a wide variety of projects including:

  • Solid waste facility planning, permitting, design, and construction;

  • Site development, grading, erosion control and sediment management design, modeling, permitting, and construction;

  • Industrial storm water quality management;

  • Groundwater and soil remediation; and

  • Sustainability related engineering projects.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with the ability to successfully multi-task, perform detail-oriented work, work both independently and within a team environment, and demonstrate effective time management and communication (written and verbal) skills.

Possessing any number of these skills and related experiences would be beneficial in this position:

  • Preparing construction plans, designs, technical specifications, permitting and reports

  • Preparing grading and stormwater drainage designs including model and calculations

  • Preparing bid packages, bid support and engineering observations and inspections in a construction environment

  • Working with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, geologists, scientists, and contractors.

  • Landfill gas and hydraulic flow design

  • Skills in MicroStation, GIS, drainage/H&H modeling, HydroCAD, HEC-RAS

  • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification


  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental or Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program. Or Bachelor of Science in Environmental or Civil or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Basic knowledge in standard environmental and civil engineering techniques, principles and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Available for travel and field work

  • Basic computer skills include AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs. Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located


Job Environmental Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 210873