Burns & McDonnell Senior Structural Engineer (Bridges) in Kansas City, Missouri


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 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Our transportation practice is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer (Bridges) to join our rapidly growing practice in our Kansas City, Missouri office. Opportunities in our other offices may be available to the right candidate.

Our ideal candidate is someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can work well independently and in a team environment. In this position, you will be a part of a skilled team that values everyone’s contributions to a project.


  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians on the analysis, design and plan production of structural bridge projects.

  • Responsible for design quality and accuracy of engineering plans, successfully completing assigned projects, and efficiency with budgets and schedules.

  • Serve as a task lead and provide oversight for a wide variety of structural bridge design and associated tasks potentially including geometrics and layout, steel and concrete superstructures, foundations of all types, bridge hydraulics, bridge inspection and load rating, construction engineering, specifications and cost estimates.

  • Makes independent decisions on engineering problems and methods to resolve important questions.

  • Tackles uncommon or complex structural problems. Mentors less experienced staff on technical aspects of a project.

  • Participation in project team meetings and project presentations including presentations to key project stakeholders.


Minimum of 7 years of related design experience. Must have demonstrated a high level of knowledge in design, calculations and design systems. Strong analytical, problem solving, plan production and project management skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microstation, REVIT, RISA and various bridge design software packages is desired. Some field experience is desirable. PE required.


Job Structural Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

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: 181993