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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineer - Underground & Submarine Cables (Raleigh) in Raleigh, North Carolina


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction environmental and consulting services firm. We are a 100% employee-owned company, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful.

Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity in our Transmission and Distribution Group for an Underground Transmission Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing technical leadership for underground transmission design teams on projects ranging from 69kV to 500kVMentoring, coaching, and developing team members.

  • Independently executing design work with engineering judgment.

  • Performing quality reviews.

  • Identify and communicate changes to project scope to engineering lead and project manager.

  • Providing input and adhering to project schedules.

  • Understanding project budget.

  • Identifying and communicating of technical risks associated with projects.

  • Identifying, developing, and communicating processes and tools to increase efficiency across team and department.

  • Creating, improving, facilitating and teaching training courses to the project team and department.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be able to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external clients and improve the performance of project teams.


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

  • Or Bachelor of Science in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical 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, Civil 3D, RISA-3D, MathCADD) and civil/structural 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.


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-NC-Raleigh

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 231311 Job Hire Type New Grad

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