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Burns & McDonnell Senior Civil Engineer - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Richmond, Virginia


Burns & McDonnell’s office in Richmond, VA, is actively seeking a Senior Civil Engineer to lead and execute civil design projects in support of commercial, industrial and governmental design projects. 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.

The chosen candidate will be a go-to person for the group’s civil/environmental engineering team and will enjoy challenging work with significant project variety at a successful, growing company. This position provides the opportunity to challenge and grow professionally within one of the industry’s leading firms. Be on a team that solves our client’s issues and problems for environmental and engineering practices encompassing utility transmission and distribution, renewable energy, federal, municipal, and private development projects.

The Senior Civil Engineer will work on an integrated design team within our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Lead grading and drainage designs using 3D design tools.

  • Perform hydrologic/hydraulic calculations using TR55, HY-8, Culvertmaster, HEC programs, PondPack, HydroCAD, etc.

  • Performing other engineering calculations.

  • Use Autodesk Civil 3D, perform 2D drafting and 3D modeling tasks, detailed construction drawings, civil site plans using applicable standards and specifications, sketches, detailed drawings, and design information according to project standards and procedures.

  • Write engineering specifications.

  • Lead field construction oversight.

  • Perform shop drawing review.

  • Execute a variety of assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining rough sketches.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the civil engineering practice. Mentor and guide less experienced engineers.

  • Complete and review design drawings within scope, budget and schedule.

  • Incorporate schedules, budgets and project criteria into civil design and layouts.

  • Organize and maintain all revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information in a logical and well-structured manner.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Civil or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for 1-year experience.

  • 7 years of civil engineering experience required. Consulting experience preferred.

  • PE license highly preferred.

  • Expert knowledge of standard civil engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Strong computer skills (e.g. AutoCAD, MicroStation, BIM (Revit), Civil 3D, PLS, PLS-CADD, RISA-3D, MathCADD), and/or hydraulic, hydrologic, pavement, civil analysis programs.

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


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-VA-Richmond

Other Locations US-NC-Raleigh

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 224210