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Burns & McDonnell 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 Project Managers for our Southeast Region.

The Project Manager will manage projects through development and execution. Project scope will typically include transmission lines, substations, distribution circuits, and/or telecommunication improvements. The Project Manager will work on a cross-functional program alongside other project managers and functional specialists. They will need to maintain professional relationships and clear communication with the Client, internal Program team, subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and other project stakeholders. Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall management of projects from development, construction and closeout including siting, environmental, permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, project controls, bid phase services, procurement, constructability reviews, material management, construction management, and closeout.

  • Work closely with the Program Team to confirm scope and deliverables meet the Client’s requirements.

  • Clearly communicate risk and issues with the Program Manager, Project Team, and client; take prudent action to mitigate or respond.

  • Establish and execute project schedules to achieve Program goals.

  • Maintain detailed, accurate project cost forecasts and accruals.

  • Develop, implement, and improve project policies and standard procedures.

  • Significant travel throughout Georgia.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or related degree from accredited program and 7 years applicable experience required.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

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

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (owners, contractors, engineers, designers) in a multi-disciplined project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Strong experience with document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software

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


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 240776

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-EF #T&D