Assistant Civil Engineer - Transmission (Chicago)

at Burns & McDonnell in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


The Assistant Civil Engineer will work under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer to assist project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects. The Assistant Civil Engineer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting civil plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

Project work includes design of electrical substations; both overhead and underground high-voltage transmission lines. The market is continuing to evolve due to technology advancements and policy changes. Projects partner with utilities to design, plan, and improve the modern electric grid. Civil tasks with the group include:

+ Site planning including drainage and storm runoff calculations, retention pond sizing and design, erosion, and sedimentation control plan, and developing stormwater prevention pollution plan (SWPPP).

+ Developing design criteria requirements for transmission line design.

+ Modeling transmission lines in 3D modeling software.

+ Determining geometry, loads, and performance requirements for transmission line structures.

+ Coordinating strength and geometry requirements for wire support hardware assemblies.

+ Assisting in the construction executing including development of civil construction specifications, cost estimate preparation, and survey coordination.

+ Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers.

+ All other duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.

+ Or Bachelor of Science in Civil 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, 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.

+ 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-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 234339 Job Hire Type New Grad

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Job Posting: JC248159350

Posted On: Sep 20, 2023

Updated On: Nov 30, 2023

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