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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Project Manager - Program Management (Southeast Region) in Atlanta, Georgia


Burns & McDonnell is proud to be the market leader in providing program management services to the utility industry. Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is seeking an Assistant Project Manager (APM) for our Southeast Region.

The APM will assist project managers on a variety of projects of varying complexity, and/or will manage some smaller and less complex projects on their own. This position will manage and act as a coordinator and project liaison to the client, subcontractors, vendors, and other stakeholders, throughout the project. The APM will maintain document control, manage databases and coordinate and track project activities and communications to ensure project goals are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe and budget parameters.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Support Project Management Teams plan, execute and monitor projects through all stages, including siting,, permitting, estimating, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, project controls, procurement, construction oversight, and closeout.

  • Manage Contractors' submittals, requests for information, supplemental design instructions, and site drawing logs.

  • Verify Contractor compliance including quality, safety, environmental, environmental, and material management programs.

  • Execute contracts including change order management/ field change directives, approval of invoices, and management of schedules.

  • Assist with project controls efforts, including project cost reporting, scheduling, project work breakdown structure establishment, project set-up and closeout within the accounting system, and field progress tracking.

  • Assist with the development of internal and external reports including, project budgeting, cost reports, project cash flow forecast, and project status reports to all stakeholders.

  • Close out contract and project documentation.

  • Significant travel throughout Georgia.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Construction Management or related degree from accredited program and 5 years of applicable experience required.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), Program Management Professional Certification (PgMP), or related is a plus.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding work environment, ability to work overtime on short notice

  • High proficiency using Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Owner's, Contractors, Project Managers, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 240775

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-EF #T&D N/A