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Burns & McDonnell Staff Stormwater/Drainage Engineer - Transportation (Multiple Locations) in Omaha, Nebraska


Burns & McDonnell’s Transportation Global Practice serves departments of transportation, cities, counties, railroads, ports, and private industry across the country. Our innovative and cost-effective solutions help improve mobility and safety of people and goods on our nation’s roads, highways, trails, bridges, and rail systems. We also provide strategic consulting services to help our clients communicate their vision and secure the funding and support that are critical to their success. Our comprehensive services include design, design-build, construction management, environmental planning, feasibility studies, inspection, ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), MS4 compliance assistance, permitting, program management, right-of-way acquisition, signaling & lighting, stakeholder engagement, stormwater/drainage design, strategic consulting, sustainable design, traffic analysis, transportation enhancement, and utility coordination and relocation.


  • Will lead and coordinate stormwater analysis and design work associated with the study and/or design of civil/site and linear infrastructure systems. This could include municipal roads, trails, highway or interstate systems, rail, and building developments.

  • Coordination of activities of several disciplines may be required for projects of significant or moderate scope, or a combination of smaller projects.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • Assists with supervision of staff and task management on major projects.

  • Regularly coordinates with design team members, clients, subconsultants, utility companies or other project stakeholders.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians.

  • Performs tasks requiring applications of standard civil engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Standard design of civil project work.

  • Assist task leaders and project managers with various project duties.

  • Serve as a team member on multi-disciplined projects.

  • Works with senior staff on technical aspects of a project.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field from an accredited curriculum.

  • Minimum three (3) years related experience in the design and construction of stormwater systems.

  • Candidate must have technical skillsets in the following areas: hydrology, hydraulics, systems modeling, design and analysis of enclosed stormwater systems, culvert design and analysis, detention basin design and analysis, stormwater control measure design.

  • Candidate must have experience in the preparation of contract documents and the production of plans and specifications.

  • Familiarity with Microstation, OpenRoads Designer, GIS (Geographic Information System), Civil 3D, the Bentley suite of hydraulics and hydrology software, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS a plus.

  • This position requires a self-driven individual with a background in site design, drainage, stormwater, and the willingness to take on new challenges.

  • This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to a broad area of assignments.

  • Candidate must be capable of devising innovative approaches to solve complex problems.

  • Professional engineer license or the ability to obtain within the first six (6) months is required.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-NE-Omaha

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 230841 Job Hire Type Experienced