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Burns & McDonnell Entry-Level Civil/Structural Engineer- Transmission & Distribution in Houston, Texas


The electric Transmission and Distribution (T&D) market is continuing to evolve due to technology advancements and policy changes. Utilities rely on Burns & McDonnell to execute projects associated with this evolution. Burns & McDonnell, the #1 engineering firm in T&D as rated by ENR magazine, is looking for several talented civil engineers to join both the T&D Overhead Transmission Department and Civil/Structural Department. Project work in the Overhead Transmission Department includes alignment development, working with LiDAR survey data, structure loading development, hardware design, foundation design, schedule management, and close collaboration with co-workers, material vendors, and clients. Project work in the Civil/Structural Department includes site development, permitting support, structure loading development, structure analysis and design, foundation design, schedule management, and collaboration with other project discipline members, material vendors, and clients.


The ideal candidates will have strong technical, customer service, and communication skills. A desire to proactively acquire new design skills is required. Candidates should also have a strong desire to be a project, team, and technical leader.

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from accredited program. Completion of FE exam strongly preferred. Entry-level position (zero to two years of professional experience). Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Previous internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-AZ-Phoenix, US-TX-Houston, US-CA-Concord, US-CA-Brea, US-CO-Denver, US-GA-Atlanta, US-TX-Dallas, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 182284



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