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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Civil/Environmental Engineer – Water (St Louis / Columbus) in Saint Louis, Missouri


It takes many skills to work on projects in the engineeringindustry, from forming and maintaining excellent relationships with clients and partners to successfully planning projects, staying in step with current and future regulations, and actively seeking out the next project. 

Burns & McDonnellis looking for an assistant planning/modeling engineer to join our leading-edge team, winning the highest-profile stormwater, wastewater and drinking water projects in the Midwest Region.

* * Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firmwith a 125-year history in the water and wastewater market. The firm has regularly ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For voted as a Best Place to Work in Missouri and Ohio. With 60 offices, St. Louis is home to more than 300 employees and Columbus is home to nearly 100 employees. 

This positionis available in either our St. Louis or Columbus offices and willsupport our Water Planning Department. Potential projects include drinking water (storage,distribution, and treatment), wastewater (collection,conveyance, and treatment), stormwater (collection, conveyance, detention, and green infrastructure).

The Assistant Civil/Environmental Engineer will work under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer to assist project teams with planning services for a variety of water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. The Assistant Civil/Environmental Engineer will work with the project team throughout the planning process, utilizingcutting edge technology to manage and analyze data necessary to empower our client with the ability to make data driven decisions regarding planning of their utility.

The Assistant Civil /Environmental Engineer will perform activities such as:

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

  • Assist with condition planning analyses by reviewing water, wastewater and stormwater asset inspection data to develop system renewal plans to address inflow and infiltration (I&I) and aging infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • 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.


 Our Midwest &Great Lakes Water team is a dynamic group of 70 people (and growing!) who focus on water and wastewater projects for municipal and industrial clients, spanning treatment, distribution collection and more. We are located throughout multiple cities across the Midwest and great lakes’ regions, including Chicago, Downers Grove, St. Louis, Columbus, Chattanooga, Shreveportand Detroit. Together, our offices staff engineering, environmental, and construction professionals who work side by side to Create Amazing successes for our clients. Skilled planning engineers are in high demand in our industry and Burns & McDonnell works hard to attract and retain proven talent. Welcome to a firm that will recognize and reward your contributions to our success! 

Burns & McDonnell will provide you with: 

  • An employee-owned culture where everyone has a stake in our success.Being 100% employee-owned means, we are all driven to find remarkable solutions for our clients. Starting day one, you will have ownership in a firm that appears in ENR's Top 10 Industry Rankings for multiple categories, has a90% repeat-business rate, and maintains 93% employee retention. 

  • The resources to win complex, high-profile projects. With over a century of experience and 14,000 engineers, scientists, technologists and communications professionals, Burns & McDonnell is prepared to pursue the most complex projects in the AEC industry. We leverage a strong portfolio of projects and experience in all aspects of engineering planning, design, and construction. 

  • An essential role in an integrated team.Your ideas and contributions are critical and directly impact business processes and strategy. You will be heard and work with colleagues equally vested in the team's success. 

  • Career and professional development opportunities.Our engineers are seller-doers who continually build client relationships and nurture new focus areas as the market evolves, so we value and invest in their development. Burns & McDonnell provides training, established career paths, and a practice-wide network of professionals regularly collaborating to share knowledge and best practices. We share your commitment to continuous improvement and elevation of the engineering profession in our industry. We can't wait to meet you and help you build your story here! 


  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program required or Bachelor Degree in Civil or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam required

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred

  • 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.

  • Engineers in Training-EIT Certification Preferred

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community preferred.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e., without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Other Locations US-OH-Columbus

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 240248

Job Hire Type New Grad #LI-CO #WTR