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Burns & McDonnell Solar Civil Design Lead - Power - Energy (Multiple Locations) in Saint Louis, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell, an industry-leading employee-owned engineering, consulting, and construction company, has an exciting opportunity in our Kansas City, Phoenix or St. Louis offices for a Civil Design Lead to lead our civil design teams and strive towards technical excellence and seamless integration between engineering and construction in our growing Solar Power market in the Energy (ENR) Global Practice.

The Civil Design Lead is responsible for leading, coordinating, developing, and maintaining a global vision for the civil design on Solar Power projects and pursuits. This individual will be expected to also be responsible for the planning, oversight, quality, and construction coordination required for integrating the civil design on ENR Solar projects and prospects.

Individual shall be experienced in and familiar with civil design on solar projects. Field and construction experience are preferred. Individual shall be experienced in the following design activities, as they constitute the specific activities related to solar projects and pursuits:

  • Surveying and topographic specifications and design documents, in compliance with federal, state, and local codes and requirements. Experience and understanding required of both ground and aerial survey methods.

  • Understanding of property lines, easements, and rights-of-way for projects.

  • Developing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and required sediment and erosion control management.

  • Clearing, grubbing, and mulch design along with sediment and erosion control measures.

  • Grading to establish topography suitable for the solar facility. Coordinating the design and developing standards to consider cut/fill balance and off-site disposal or import of soils as required for specific projects.

  • Stormwater, grading, drainage, and associated design and modeling required for site and material laydown areas, construction parking, site access, etc. Modeling to include hydrologic and hydraulic modeling including, but not limited to, FLO2D or comparable. Stormwater design and modeling to also include stormwater detention ponds.

  • Site Finishing and Site Maintenance Plan as required for the project.

  • Roadways and access considering construction and long-term operations and maintenance including adjacent land uses.

  • Permitting required for Solar projects including, but not limited to, Special Use Permits, driveway permits, and land disturbance permits.

Job Functions:

  • Oversee the development of civil design basis documents. Verify these meet the requirements for the specific project.

  • Participate in the development of construction specifications, project schedules, project budgets, project staffing planning, and construction planning.

  • Review and approve civil subcontract specifications for solar projects.

  • Coordinate with construction partners and subcontractors. Lead the development of standards and formats for communication between engineering and construction.

  • Participates in the following for solar projects, as applicable.

  • Burns & McDonnell’s Quality Assurance Program, specifically Q1 and Q2 Meetings

  • Project Kickoff meetings

  • Preconstruction design review meetings.

  • Civil subcontractor pre-bid meetings

  • Setup and manage weekly meetings with civil design teams.

  • Perform or review, quality reviews (Q4 and Q6) for civil construction packages, identify lessons learned, and share information with civil design teams for continuous improvement.

  • Develop best management practices and appropriate design aides along with checklists for civil design and quality reviews of solar sites.

  • Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment, and/or technological methods.

  • Provide industry expertise with respect to the competition.

  • Mentoring of civil resources, including the Burns & McDonnell India (BMI) team.

  • Training staff on Solar Civil Design and construction monitoring.

  • Other duties as assigned


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

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering a plus.

  • Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred.

  • 7 years of civil engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred.

  • Experience performing civil design activities on large projects preferred

  • Experience performing civil design on solar projects preferred

  • Experience working and coordinating with foreign workforces a plus.

  • Capability to devise new approaches to problems encountered is preferred.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members.

  • Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment is preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

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

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. 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.

  • Ability to travel. Anticipated travel is 25% to 50%.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-MO-Saint Louis, US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 210789