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


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Staff Environmental Engineer with related experience to add to our Environmental Services 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. This position provides the successful candidate the ability to take on progressively increased responsibility and grow professionally in a thriving practice.

As a professional within our Environmental Services Practice, the candidate has the opportunity to support a wide variety of environmental engineering projects which may include stormwater management, hydraulic analyses, solid waste, remediation, sustainable solutions, design of environmental systems such as containment liners and water quality/treatment systems, and site development for buildings/facilities. The position offers the opportunity to focus in certain technical areas or practice in a variety of technical areas, perform assistant project management duties, and interact with clients. This group manages long-term clients, pursues new environmental projects and clients, and supports other departments throughout the company with environmental and civil engineering services. Our team also works closely with in-house construction professionals on design-build and engineer-procure-and-construct (EPC) projects.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, good time-management skills, and experience with the following:

  • Providing technical solutions for environmental or civil engineering projects.

  • Performing calculations using industry-standard tools and software.

  • Preparing preliminary engineering reports, options evaluations, design drawings, calculations, specifications, work plans, construction reports, and cost estimates.

  • Design programs such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, GIS, MicroStation, etc.Duties may include:

  • Design of environmental systems and facilities.

  • Support environmental or civil projects or tasks which may include earthwork/grading, stormwater, wastewater, remediation, waste management, and restoration.

  • Preparing reports, studies, and cost estimates to help clients evaluate options and provide solutions.

  • Assistant project management duties such as developing and executing project scope, budget, schedule, quality, safety, and client expectations.

  • Oversight of construction and preparation of construction quality assurance (CQA) reports.

  • Internal and External Oral Presentations.

  • Training / mentoring staff.

  • Developing new and maintaining existing client and regulatory relationships.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in related engineering program from an accredited university.

  • 3 years of civil or environmental engineering experience.

  • FE or EIT preferred.

  • Experience overseeing construction preferred.

  • Available for travel as necessary (approximately 10% travel)

  • Strong knowledge in standard environmental engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Environmental Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 240258

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS