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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Environmental Scientist in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Environmental Scientist will assist in conducting environmental and siting studies, preparing permitting applications and analyzing environmental data for various types of projects, including high-voltage transmission line routing, power generation construction activities and water treatment facilities.

  • Assist in conducting field surveys, assessments and collecting project-related data for analysis in environmental impact projects.

  • Assist in preparation of technical reports, stormwater plans, and environmental field studies.

  • Provide assistance in utilizing GIS data for map production in accordance with standards and industry best practices.

  • Assist with performing environmental site investigations, support erosion control efforts and subsurface soil sampling.

  • Assist in conducting environmental compliance audits.

  • Assist in preparing a wide variety of permitting applications such as stormwater, land use and local permits.

  • Assist with environmental compliance on construction projects.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or a related natural science degree from an accredited program required.


Minimum of a 3.0 GPA preferred


Prior internship or natural science field experience preferred.


Strong analytical and problem solving skills.


Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.


Basic knowledge of environmental site assessment methods.


Basic knowledge of environmental compliance and compliance audits.


Basic knowledge of the environmental permitting process.


Basic knowledge of GPS and working in the ArcGIS desktop environment.


Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 201584