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Burns & McDonnell Senior Structural Engineer (Bridges) - Transportation (Saint Louis) in Saint Louis, Missouri


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental, and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Our transportation practice is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer (Bridges) to join our Kansas City, Missouri office. Opportunities in our other offices are available to the right candidate.

Our ideal candidate is someone with a highly technical background and with excellent communication skills who can execute complex engineering tasks independently, and in a team environment.


  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians on the analysis, design, and plan production for structural projects and primarily bridge projects.

  • Responsible for design quality and accuracy of engineering plans within desired budget and scope.

  • Serve as a task lead and provide oversight for a wide variety of structural bridge design and associated tasks potentially including geometrics and layout, steel and concrete superstructures, foundations of all types, bridge hydraulics, bridge inspection and load rating, construction engineering, specifications and cost estimates.

  • Makes independent decisions on engineering problems and selects appropriate structural solutions that are cost effective and constructible.

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and technical experience to tackle uncommon and complex structural configurations - mentoring others in the process.

  • Participation in project team meetings and project presentations including presentations to key project stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering. Master’s degree with an emphasis in structural engineering strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years related experience, 10 years preferred, in a variety of engineering projects.

  • Candidate must possess advanced technical proficiency, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving ability.

  • The candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). Licensed Structural Engineer (SE) or on track to take the SE exam is desirable.

  • Extensive experience designing steel plate girder and prestressed concrete girder bridges is required.

  • Experience with complex structures such as trusses, arches, staged construction, seismic analysis, soil-structure interaction and stability analysis is desired.

  • Proven experience executing engineering designs with aid of software such as LEAP, MDX, RISA, MIDAS or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of CADD software including Bentley MicroStation


Job Structural Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240410

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JN #TRN