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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Civil Engineer - Water Systems (Brea) in Brea, California


Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company with a 123-year history in the water/wastewater business. Our Kansas City office is looking for a talented employee-owner to serve as an Assistant Engineer to support our systems Department.

The Assistant Civil/Environmental Engineer will work under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer to assist project teams with planning, design, and construction phase services for a variety of water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. The Assistant Civil/Environmental Engineer will work with the project team throughout the planning, design, and construction process, adapting plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs. Job duties for an Assistant Civil/Environmental Engineer in Systems include:

  • Perform water, wastewater, and stormwater planning analyses using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software as applicable.

  • Assist with water and sewer pipeline design, including pump stations, hydraulic profile development, alignment selection, from the conceptual phase through the design completion.

  • Assist with stormwater design, including stormwater conveyance, detention, flood control, and green infrastructure, from conceptual phase through design completion.

  • Assist with site civil design for water and wastewater treatment facilities, including grading, pavement, and yard piping, from conceptual phase through design completion.

  • Performs field inspections, installation, measurements, or calculations for public and private clients.

  • Prepare, present, and/or participate in technical reports for clients and industry publications.

  • Responsible for compliance with QA/QC process.

  • Responsible for effective communication with project team.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

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

  • Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred. 

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred. 

  • Involvement on campus or in the community. 

  • Basic knowledge in standard civil engineering techniques, principles 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.

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

  • Basic computer skills (e.g. AutoCAD, MicroStation, BIM (Revit), Civil 3D, PLS, PLS-CADD, RISA-3D, MathCADD), and civil analysis programs.

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

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.

Compensation Range

$75,000 - $115,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit theBenefits & Wellnesspage.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-Brea

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 234801 Job Hire Type New Grad