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Burns & McDonnell Senior Civil Engineer - Biogas Engineering (San Diego) in San Diego, California


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Senior Biogas Engineer to add to our Environmental Services Engineering team. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm providing the opportunity to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and develop professionally within a growing and industry leading engineering firm.

As part of the Environmental Services Practice, this position will support the development and growth of our waste-to-energy market services. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and have the following experience:

  • Execution of biogas feasibility studies, process design development, mass and energy balances, equipment procurement packages, construction design documents, and construction support.

  • Understanding of the waste to energy industry including existing / emerging markets and demonstrated ability to monitor and communicate new market drivers and regulatory changes.

  • Supporting civil and environmental projects which may include earthwork, stormwater, wastewater, remediation, solid waste, and restoration.

  • Developing and maintaining client relationships.

  • Mentorship to staff and project engineers.

Duties may include:

  • Biogas generation estimates.

  • Materials handling design.

  • Gas collection and process design.

  • Anaerobic digestion byproduct management.

  • Biogas cleanup and preparation of designs for end use.

  • Preparation of permit applications (water, air, solid waste).

  • Capital planning and cost estimating.

  • Written reports.

  • Internal and External Oral Presentations.

  • Training/Mentoring staff.

  • Business Development.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental or Chemical Engineering or other related engineering program from an accredited university.

  • PE license preferred.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience, 3 years experience in biogas engineering preferred.

  • Available for travel and field work (approximately 15% travel)


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-San Diego

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 213463