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Burns & McDonnell Solid Waste Engineer - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Springdale, Arkansas


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Professional Engineer with experience leading solid waste-related projects 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 solid waste and resource recovery business practice. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and have the following experience:

  • Planning, permitting, design, and site development of solid waste facilities as a project engineer and/or project manager.

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

  • Leachate treatment feasibility, design, construction administration, and system operation including emerging contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

  • Planning and analysis for solid waste programs including, but not limited to, financial studies, procurement assistance, waste characterization, education and outreach, zero waste studies, and long-range strategic plans.

  • Understanding of the solid waste industry and demonstrated ability to monitor and communicate new market drivers and regulatory changes.

  • Executing civil engineering methods and practices in the preparation of bid-ready engineering designs, plans, specifications, estimates, and reports

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

  • Using design programs such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, GIS, MicroStation, etc.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Duties may also include:

  • Managing accuracy, budgets, cost-estimating, quality, safety, reporting, schedule, and client expectations

  • Supporting a wide variety of remediation, environmental compliance and sustainability related engineering projects in addition to solid waste projects.

  • Internal and External Oral Presentations.

  • Training / Mentoring staff.

  • Developing new and maintaining existing client and regulatory relationships.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil, environmental, or related engineering program from an accredited university

  • Minimum 7 years of related professional experience required

  • PE license

  • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification preferred

  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and technical writing

  • Available for project-related and marketing travel, as needed


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City, US-KS-Wichita, US-ME-Portland, US-AZ-Tucson, US-FL-Orlando, US-TX-Austin, US-NE-Omaha, US-GA-Atlanta, US-MA-Newton, US-MN-Duluth, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-TN-Chattanooga, US-WI-Madison, US-VA-Norfolk, US-NC-Charlotte, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul, US-AR-Springdale, US-VA-Richmond, US-OR-OR FIELD EMP - Portland, US-IL-Downers Grove, US-DC-Washington, US-NC-Raleigh, US-FL-Miami, US-TX-Amarillo, US-UT-Salt Lake City, US-MI-Detroit, US-OH-Columbus, US-SC-Greenville, US-MO-Saint Louis, US-NJ-Morristown, US-SC-Aiken, US-TX-Houston, US-VA-Arlington, US-VA-Roanoke, US-TX-Dallas, US-IL-Chicago, US-SD-Sioux Falls

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 224640 Job Hire Type Experienced