Career Development

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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Career Perspective: Growing Into an Engineering Manager

by Wayne Keller March 29, 2016

Engineers are a peculiar bunch, there’s no doubt. (I can say that because I am one.) We see the world in a different light, deconstructing everyday existence into the parts and pieces that make it tick, and then putting it all back together in search of new, innovative ways to make things work. It’s a […]

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Want a Job? Earn a STEM Degree

by Lauren Bertram February 15, 2016

We’re pretty bullish on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers — and for good reason. We can’t walk down a hallway here without running into a STEM star who is changing the world and having a blast doing it. Data supports our conviction. STEM jobs are growing at a faster pace and offering higher […]

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Three Big Career Resolutions to Make in 2016

by Rick Walker January 19, 2016

A new year brings new personal resolutions — to get more sleep, to exercise, to travel more. Why not make a few career resolutions as well? It’s good timing. Many people take extra time off over the holidays and return to work feeling refreshed and ready. Considering and refocusing your approach to work can be […]

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Tips for Settling into a New Job

by Matt Briner January 11, 2016

Thousands of people will start a new job today. Are you one of them? Day one on your new job is an exciting and pivotal time, as you’ll be making indelible first impressions on colleagues and leadership. It’s enough to make anyone nervous! But — as with most things — preparation can make a big […]

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