Burns & McDonnell Senior Structural Engineer in Houston, Texas


We are seeking to hire a Senior Structural Engineer for our Oil, Gas & Chemical Global Practice in Houston, TX! This position offers bonus, competitive benefits, 401K, 9x80 schedule and ESOP!

Under general supervision, direct and coordinate structural engineering and design staff from multiple offices for project execution.

  • Organize/plan projects, prepare/maintain schedules, develop/monitor budgets and manpower forecasts, develop/monitor material estimates, and assign project work activities.

  • Work with project management/client/procurement/construction for development and support of material procurement, permit, subcontract and construction activities.

  • Select, recommend and prepare project deliverables; includes FEP phase design concepts through detailed design, procurement and construction.

  • Perform and check both routine and complex types of calculations and designs using computer-aided and/or manual design techniques including, but not limited to:

  • Process equipment foundations (both spread footings & deep foundations).

  • Pipe rack and process structure foundations (both spread footings & deep foundations).

  • Steel pipe racks, miscellaneous pipe and cable tray supports, including modular and revamp work.

  • Steel process structures, including modular and revamp work.

  • Exhibit thorough understanding of pertinent codes, governing regulations and industry practices, etc. (e.g. IBC, ASCE, AISC, ACI, PIP).

  • Advanced understanding, proficiency and mastery of software including STAAD.Pro, RISA-3D, Ram Connection, Dimensional Solutions Foundation3D & Mat3D, Navisworks and/or Smart Plant Review.

  • Knowledge and proficiency utilizing laser scan data, including use of LFM software.

  • Utilize vendor data and work with personnel from other disciplines, as required, for the advancement and development of designs.

  • Perform squad checks of vendor data and deliverables from other disciplines, as required.

  • Conduct site visits, field investigations and answer RFI’s and NCR’s.

  • Excellent communication, teamwork and interdisciplinary coordination skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others with regards to continuous improvement.


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

  • Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience).

  • Excellent communication, teamwork and interdisciplinary coordination skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others with regards to continuous improvement.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Previous consulting experience preferred. Professional Engineer, licensed or ability to become licensed in Texas, preferred.


Job Structural Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % 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: 180403