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Burns & McDonnell Construction Director - Industrial (Atlanta) in Atlanta, Georgia


The Construction Director is responsible for the managerial leadership and direction of Construction/Design-Build strategic business initiatives, client strategy and development and large team project management. The Construction Director will lead the department in a dynamic and profitable manner based on Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety and overall outstanding service.

  • Manage development and execution of overall Construction strategic business initiatives to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Provide direction and oversight of business development efforts in identification and vetting of prospective clients and projects. Responsible for business development activities aligning with business goals.

  • Provide leadership to the Construction team; direct and coordinate the Department ensuring efficient and cost effective utilization of staff.

  • Manage Construction business development efforts.

  • Oversee the development of department tools and work flows to increase efficiency in designs, specification development, and project execution for Department.

  • Direct oversight and management of Construction budget and expenditure of funds.

  • Achieve stated targets and standards for Construction financial performance.

  • Provide industry expertise with respect to the competition.

  • Present monthly financial information to leadership including sales and revenue forecasts.

  • Approve strategies for cross-selling engineering services across the organization.

  • Responsible for ensuring alignment and support of Regional Office staff development, quality control and resource coordination.

  • Recruits, hires, develops, and retains outstanding employee-owners.

  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluation for selected department or direct reports.

  • Responsible for interpreting policies, purposes and goals of the organization to Department Managers.

  • Adheres and responsible for Burns & McDonnell Quality Control program.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in construction, engineering, business or related degree from an accredited program. A minimum of 15 years relevant consulting experience, preferably in the construction industry and/or project management.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer preferred.

  • Expert experience in client and business development.

  • Expert experience in managing projects, which includes proposal development, contract negotiations, project planning, design team coordination & communication, budgeting, schedule management, and client coordination.

  • Expert facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated success as to budget, savings and/or profit margins in completed projects.

  • Ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead and manage.

  • Excellent planning and analytical skills.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Expert knowledge of project management methodologies and tools including the use of Microsoft Project or equivalent.


Job Construction Services

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 230566 Job Hire Type Experienced