Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies with an unmatched team of 7,600 engineers, construction professionals, architects, technologists and scientists. With an integrated design and construction mindset, we offer full-service capabilities across more than 55 offices, globally. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company.


With a top 5 percent safety ranking, each professional brings an ownership mentality to our projects. That means we think like owners, working through each challenge until it’s resolved, exceeding our clients’ goals. This dedication and drive positions us as an industry leader. We are designed to build.
We apply this commitment to our communities in which we live and work. We’re happy to give back financially and with our time and talents. From fundraising walks and community cleanups to educational outreach and one-on-one mentoring — especially when it comes to sharing our passion for STEM — our professionals work to make our communities thrive.


Burns & McDonnell passionately believes in improving diversity in engineering. Diversity is a moral imperative, but it also makes sense from an economic and business perspective.  Studies have shown that diversity encourages innovation, steers firms and their clients towards success, and helps uncover unique solutions for challenges. With the energy, engineering and construction sectors facing the significant challenge of decarbonisation in the years ahead, this is more important than ever before. We want to ensure that female engineers thrive throughout their careers, and we have been inspired by the work WES does to help them do that. Awareness campaigns and initiatives like International Women in Engineering Day are so important in showing young women what a career in engineering can look like, in debunking stereotypes, and in giving them the confidence to pursue what they enjoy.