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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Are You an Engineer in the Making?

by Julee Koncak June 16, 2016

Were you addicted to Legos as a young kid? Do you like math? Do you immediately want to solve any problem you encounter? Look out — you may be an engineer in the making. Students from Mason Elementary in Lee’s Summit, Missouri are pondering these questions now. As the winners of the 2016 Burns & […]

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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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What the World Needs Now is Engineers

by Christina Conrad April 14, 2016

As if there was ever any doubt, a recent study from the United Kingdom confirms what we’ve always known: The world needs engineers to solve key problems. The Create the Future report, commissioned by the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, studied public perception of engineering in 10 countries, including the United States. Its findings […]

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