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Burns & McDonnell Senior Structural Engineer - Energy (Charlotte) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer for our Energy global practice!

The Senior Structural Engineer in the Energy Division will work on project teams to create world-class designs for power generation projects at a variety of traditional or renewable power generation facilities. The Staff Structural Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting structural plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.


  • Lead structural design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.

  • Modify and review production drawings for a variety of projects.

  • Design structural components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the structural engineering practice. Mentor and guide less experienced engineers.

  • Research and compile project-related data as required by the project managers.

  • Compiles information for client presentations, shop drawing review, and contract administration.

  • Applies expert knowledge of commonly used structural concepts, practices, codes, and procedures

  • Performs field observation, measurements, or calculations.

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

  • Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering may be substituted for 4-year experience.

  • 7 years of structural engineering experience, consulting preferred.

  • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques 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 in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

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


Job Structural Engineering

Primary Location US-NC-Charlotte

Other Locations US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 240098 Job Hire Type Experienced