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Burns & McDonnell Staff Process Design Engineer - Water / Wastewater (Chesapeake, Richmond, Arlington) in Norfolk, Virginia


Burns & McDonnell’s rapidly growing Global Water Practice is in search of a Staff Water/Wastewater Process Engineer in its Midwest Region. Founded in 1898, 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 Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, and St. Louis. Burns & McDonnell’s success, as well as its long list of awards and repeat clients, is the result of the employee- owner culture and mission to “Make Our Clients Successful”.


  • Assists in the process design and execution of water and/or wastewater treatment projects.

  • Perform day-to-day process technical work, project planning, managing scope, schedule, and budget of projects.

  • Developing critical project objectives and performance goals, interacting with clients on the technical matters as needed.

  • Support client development and technical sells, proposal preparation and technical sale presentations; coordination with regulatory agencies.

  • Plan, organize, and communicate project technical needs to department management, mentor new graduate and intern staff.

  • Provide support to design-build project deliveries for water and wastewater projects along with Burns & McDonnel Construction/Design-Build group.


  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, environmental, or mechanical engineering from an ABET-accredited university. A master’s degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of three or more years of hands-on experience in designing chemical, physical, and wastewater treatment systems; evaluating and selecting treatment technologies; working with equipment vendors, leading the design of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Have a track record of water/wastewater treatment design projects.

  • Have strong knowledge of water and/or wastewater permitting and regulatory coordination.

  • Understand Front End Planning phases, project deliverables, and design-build deliveries of Water/Wastewater projects

  • Knowledge of emerging contaminants and corresponding treatment technologies

  • Ability to apply in-depth and diversified knowledge of water and/or wastewater treatment principles and practices to a broad area of assignments.

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with project teams and clients as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrate technical leadership in the market sectors, professional organizations, and publications.

  • A professional engineer license is preferred.


Job Chemical Engineering

Primary Location US-VA-Norfolk

Other Locations US-VA-Richmond, US-VA-Arlington

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 225956 Job Hire Type Experienced