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Job Description


About Burns

Burns is a nationally respected provider of specialized engineering services, bringing highly-technical, sought-after engineering expertise to complex transportation and critical infrastructure projects.

Facilities & Infrastructure Team

For more than 50 years, we have built our reputation on outstanding client service. Ranked a Top Workplace and ENR Top 500 Design Firm, we are personally invested in helping our clients achieve their goals, sharing in their passions, and successfully guiding them through the challenges of complex projects using our no surprises Burns Unique Client Experience.

We are currently seeking a Structural Engineer to join our office in Philadelphia, PA.

Position Summary:

The Structural Engineer makes independent decisions on structural engineering challenges, overall project objectives, and critical issues. He or she continues to develop technical expertise in structural engineering and begins to specialize in niche technical areas. He or she must dispense knowledge to staff through mentoring or internal presentations. The Structural Engineer will spend the majority of their time using their technical expertise to produce projects on-time, in budget, and with high technical quality and client satisfaction.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Designs projects for public infrastructure clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Performs site inspections and condition assessments of existing buildings and projects under construction.

Coordinates design work between various internal disciplines and external sub consultants.

Develops structural drawings, specifications, and calculations for renovations and new construction of public facilities.

Takes lead in developing design approaches and concepts on assigned projects and requests assistance from the other senior technical staff when needed.

Ensures that company technical policies and procedures are practiced during the execution of projects for clients.

Reviews shop drawings, records changes, and communicates directly with client representatives and contractors and as required.

Performs on-site inspections during construction and coordinates design requirements with contractors and suppliers.

Maintains overall project schedule of deliverable milestones.

Develops innovative technical solutions and engineering methods to enhance efficiency, quality and production.

Assists the Project Managers in establishing budgets, cost estimates and project schedules.

Assists in proposal writing and client presentations for future work.

Provides feedback to Project Managers regarding technical staff performance for mid and end-of-year review periods.

Is recognized by clients as an expert technical resource.

Key Requirements:

At least 2-6 years of related experience in structural restoration and new structural design for infrastructure clients.

Candidate must have excellent communication skills and ability to work with both clients and sub consultant

Why Join The Burns Team

Recently voted a Top Workplace by, we credit our strength as an organization to our talented, driven, vibrant team. Burns is an ENR Top 500 Firm and has been named a MEP Giant by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine, as well as a Hot Firm by Zweig. We are industry experts, proven leaders, innovative thinkers, and team players. We put our clients’ successes and best interests first, because their success is our success. We have fun at work because we love making a difference in the world. We are looking for high-energy, bright, collaborative individuals who want the opportunity to “write their own story” with us.

Applying To Burns

As a member of our team, you will enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested, qualified candidates must apply on the Burns’ career site at to be considered for a specific opportunity. Individuals needing assistance to apply for an open opportunity should contact the Human Resources Department at

At Burns Engineering, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Burns believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)