Burns & McDonnell Staff Civil/Environmental Engineer - Drinking Water Process in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Burns & McDonnell’s rapidly growing Water Practice is in search of a Municipal Water Treatment Process Engineer. Our passion started with water. Our water solutions evolve with the ever-changing needs of communities everywhere. Burns & McDonnell strives to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We are 100 percent employee-owned and proud to be No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 2016 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, along with numerous regional workplace and industry honors. Burns & McDonnell locally ranked #4 Best Place to Work in Oklahoma in 2016. We're the fastest growing engineering/construction firm in the Oklahoma City area. We're looking for someone to help grow the Water practice in the area.

We are looking for highly driven employee owners who have excellent client interaction skills and can assist and participate in the planning and design teams for medium to large water and wastewater projects. In this position, you will participate in everything from medium to multi-million dollar water, distribution, and wastewater treatment projects.


  • Assist in activities of several disciplines across multiple locations on everything from major projects, to projects of moderate scope, or a combination of smaller projects.

  • Works with multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians in the design of municipal water treatment facilities as wells as the contractors and construction staff on design/build projects or as Owner's Engineer during the construction phase of our projects.

  • Understands and applies conventional and advanced water treatment technologies to solve complex water quality, water treatment, and water supply projects for our clients.

  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Plans, organizes, and communicates project needs to project and department managers.

  • Ability to develop technical reports, plans, and specifications for water treatment projects.

  • Assist in the process design on water supply, distribution, and treatment projects.

  • Assists in the planning and study efforts related to water facilities.

  • This position requires an individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria with strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrates ability in lime softening, conventional filtration as well as membrane technologies. In addition, needs to understand hydraulics, chemical feed systems, disinfection, advanced oxidation, and residuals handling.

  • Ability to coordinate with regulatory agencies.

  • Develops and maintains client relationships.

  • Involvement in local water and client organizations.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in civil/environmental engineering from accredited program.

  • Minimum three (3) years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience).

  • This position requires a self-driven individual with municipal drinking water process background and the willingness to take on new challenges.

  • Experience in lime softening, conventional filtration as well as membrane technologies is preferred.

  • Knowledge of hydraulics, chemical feed systems, disinfection, advanced oxidation, and residuals handling is strongly preferred.

  • Willingness to learn new technical skills related to water treatment.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills with the ability to coordinate with regulatory agencies.

  • Successful completion of FE exam and ability to obtain PE within first two years.EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Environmental Engineering

Primary Location US-OK-Oklahoma City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % 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: 170203