what it's like to work here

Our team is focused on creating better ways to live, move and travel. Never just a number, each and every person plays a critical role in delivering innovative projects that make a difference in the world around us.

Great careers grow here.

Burns offers the best of both worlds – big company expertise, resources and opportunities, with small company culture and values. Consistently ranked an ENR Top 500 firm, our work environment supports collaboration and outside-the-box thinking. With office locations in many exciting cities across the country and a special sense of camaraderie between employees, it’s easy to see why people come to Burns and never want to leave. Write your own story with us.

We believe the best employees are happy, engaged, and active in our community. Every person has the opportunity to join one of our employee-led committees that help enhance the one-of-a-kind culture at Burns.

Burns Social Committee

Social Committee

Our Social Committee helps build camaraderie within our offices. Past in-office activities such as Office Olympics, College Colors Day, celebrations for National Train and Aviation Days, and activities during National Engineers Week foster spirited competition and lasting friendships. The Committee also plans family-friendly events outside the office, including fall festivals, mini golf competitions, bowling nights, sports leagues, and a night at the Phillies.

Monte Carlo Night

Philanthropy Committee

The Burns Philanthropy Committee focuses on giving back to the communities where we live and work. They select and spearhead an annual fundraising effort, and plan events like chili cook-offs, cookie bake-offs, and our annual event – a Monte Carlo Night – to raise funds for the selected cause. These annual fundraisers have raised a total of more than $40,000! Our current campaign, “Engineering a Bright Tomorrow”, supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and has raised over $20k for classroom supplies and programming.

Burns Wellness Committee

Wellness Committee

Burns’ Wellness Committee champions healthy habits and lifestyles through fun activities like walking challenges, “Maintain Don’t Gain” contests, and a Burns Biggest Loser competition. The Committee also works closely with Burns’ Wellness provider to plan and execute wellness-focused lunch and learns, covering topics like nutrition, fitness and exercise, as well as healthy cooking demonstrations.