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Burns & McDonnell Solid Waste Engineer - Environmental Services (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell with world headquarters in Kansas City, MO, is looking for a Civil or Environmental Engineer with experience leading solid waste related projects to add to our Environmental Services Engineering team. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

This position provides the opportunity to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and develop professionally within a growing and industry leading engineering firm.

As part of the Environmental Services Practice, this position will support the development and growth of our solid waste and resource recovery business practice. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and have the following experience:

  • Facility planning, permitting, design, and site development of solid waste facilities as project engineer and/or project manager.

  • Execution of biogas feasibility studies, process design development, mass and energy balances, and equipment procurement packages preferred but not required

  • Planning and analysis for solid waste programs including, but not limited to, financial studies, procurement assistance, waste characterization, education and outreach, zero waste studies, and long-range strategic plans.

  • Understanding of the solid waste industry and demonstrated ability to monitor and communicate new market drivers and regulatory changes.

  • 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.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Duties may also include:

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

  • Supporting a wide variety of environmental compliance and sustainability related engineering projects in addition to solid waste projects.

  • Internal and External Oral Presentations.

  • Training / Mentoring staff.

  • Developing new and maintaining existing client and regulatory relationships.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil, environmental, or related engineering program from an accredited university

  • Minimum 7 years of related professional experience required

  • PE license

  • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification preferred

  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and technical writing

  • Available for project related and marketing travel, as needed


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 224639