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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Civil Engineer - Solar Energy (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell has exciting opportunities in our Denver office Energy Group for an Assistant Civil Engineer to join our rapidly growing solar business! The Assistant Civil Engineer will be responsible for assisting Lead Civil Engineers with site planning, grading design, drainage design, erosion control & storm water pollution prevention design, utility design and routing, plant pond design, and facility roadway design primarily for large scale photovoltaic (PV) solar fields. This position may also engage in energy storage, hydro and traditional generation projects.

The candidate will perform work which involves conventional engineering practices but may involve a variety of complex features. Some tasks specific to a civil engineer include:

  • 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 projects.

  • 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.


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

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Civil 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

$75000 - $110000

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 the the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 231871 Job Hire Type New Grad