Burns & McDonnell

About Burns & McDonnell


Burns & McDonnell has become the engineering consultant of choice in Texas from its foundation in Houston. Backed by a nationwide network of multidisciplinary experience, we design and build safe, efficient infrastructure. We modernize and upgrade refineries and chemical plants. And we’re at the forefront of implementing the Smart Grid and renewable energy initiatives to sustainably power Texas for generations. We’ve been named in the top 10 percent of U.S. engineering firms, a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle since 2010 and No. 1 on ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2017 Top Design Firms. We’re proud to design and build the future of Texas cities. Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned company made up of more than 5,700 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Less than four percent of firms nationwide are 100 percent employee-owned, and even fewer have enjoyed that status for 30 years. Our clients tell us our employee ownership translates into enhanced effort and extraordinary work. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners.

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The Atlanta office took the the lead in our 2014 United Way campaign! With over 87% employee participation, the Atlanta office raised a whopping $25,000! As promised, Oko Buckle and Arnold Olender bravely took pies to the face for exceeding our goals. What a blast.

Burns & McDonnell employee-owners volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family of five in Alpharetta, Ga.

Burns & Mac visits a local elementary school on Stem Day to demonstrate hands-on science experiements

Work hard, play hard! Atlanta employee-owners took over the court at our ninth annual WhirlyBall event in celebration of our employee ownership!

What employees say

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My work is interesting. I'm recognized and rewarded for the work that I do. We are employee-owned and have a great retirement plan.

I feel the work I do every day makes a difference. I know when I go home that I truly did something meaningful and important.

The culture is strong. The work environment is incredibly empowering. The core values of the firm align with mine.

I am encouraged to be entrepreneurial.

I really feel like I help make a difference in my community.