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Burns & McDonnell Senior Civil Engineer - Substation (Minneapolis, MN) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


By aligning individual passions with opportunities, Burns & McDonnell provides unbridled professional growth for the best talent in the industry. Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Senior Civil Engineer to take control of their career potential in our Upper Midwest Region. This position will partner with a multi-discipline team to develop designs of electrical substations to support the safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Opportunities may include but not limited to:

  • Thinking creatively to address the complex challenges faced by municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utilities, developers, and other transmission asset owners.

  • Innovating project approach to optimize safety, schedule, and profitability.

  • Participate in development of project schedule, scope, budget staffing planning and construction planning.

  • Mentoring less experienced engineers in their technical and professional development.

  • Performing quality control reviews for other engineers and designers.

  • Develop innovative processes, tools and design solutions.

  • Leading/Overseeing site grading and stormwater management designs.

  • Leading/Overseeing the development of permitting documentation.

  • Providing support for our clients during permitting and construction.

  • Performing field inspections and compliance documentation.

  • Leading a team of multi-discipline professionals to ensure project success.

  • Presenting designs and proposals to clients, permitting authorities, public interest groups, etc.

  • Preparation of construction documents including plans, specifications, permitting documents, which may include model outputs, exhibits and correspondence.

  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic modeling with the ability to adapt to various site conditions.

  • Corresponding and/or meeting with clients, contractors, and vendors.

  • Leading project proposal efforts.

  • Advancing into leadership roles.


  • Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related degree from an ABET accredited program and licensure as a Professional Engineering (PE).

  • Seven (7) years of civil engineering or environmental engineering experience, consulting preferred. Master of Science degree in civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for one (1) year experience.

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

  • Strong knowledge in standard civil engineering techniques and principles to support various submittals associated with design, permitting and client requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. hydraulic and hydrologic analysis programs, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Civil 3D, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Pondpack, StormCAD, HY-8, TR-20, Microsoft Office Suite).

  • 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 filledEEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 235279

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JH #T&D