Burns & McDonnell News

5 Ways to Encourage Workplace Innovation

by Lauren Bertram July 28, 2016

When you hear the word “innovation,” what comes to mind? Some people might assume innovation requires a formal team within a company that’s dedicated to looking for new inventive solutions and ideas, but that’s not always the case. Innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit can be inspired among all employees within a company, regardless of what […]

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A Day in the Life of a Wetland Delineator

by Bri Richards May 26, 2016

Bri Richards is a wetland scientist and delineator at Burns & McDonnell. She spends her days conducting wetland assessments and delineations, regulatory permitting, and mitigation monitoring. Here she shares a look into her day-to-day life as a wetland delineator. My Fitbit buzzes to inform me that I’ve achieved my 10,000 step-goal for the day. I […]

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A Look Inside Burns & Mac: Jerome Farquharson, Utility Cybersecurity Pioneer

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team May 17, 2016

When people ask Jerome Farquharson about his job, he sometimes jokes that he works for the FBI. And while he’s not really a G-Man, his career objective is similar. As a regional global practice manager responsible for cybersecurity and regulatory compliance in the utility space, he protects infrastructure networks from people who want to cause […]

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Burns & McDonnell Is #16 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

by Renee Gartelos March 3, 2016

Each year we look forward to FORTUNE’s annual rankings of the top workplaces in the U.S. For the past five years, we’ve been among top 100 Best Companies to Work For — and this year is no exception. Today we learned that we landed the No. 16 spot! The Selection Process Now in its 19th year, […]

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Celebrating Employee Ownership Month

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team October 9, 2015

It’s finally October, which means National Employee Ownership Month is officially underway! And for those who know us, you know we never pass up an opportunity to celebrate. But there’s a lot more to this month’s celebrations than food and fun. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan — or ESOP — defines who we are as […]

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Why Women are Leaving STEM Careers and What We Can Do to Change It

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 1, 2015

Despite an increasing focus, it’s still hard work to get girls and young women engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Girls lose interest in STEM topics at every educational stage. But the hard-fought battle doesn’t end once a woman earns a STEM degree and begins her career. Increasingly, women in the STEM workforce […]

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