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Burns & McDonnell Department of Defense Project Manager - Aviation & Federal (Atlanta) in Atlanta Office, Georgia


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful. We are proud to be honored locally, regionally, and nationally as a Best Place to Work. Be a part of an energy-filled workplace that pays for performance, where you can invest in a meaningful career.

Burns & McDonnell is looking for an energetic person with a high level of initiative to market and manage projects with a focus on federal facility and infrastructure projects for the Department of Defense (DOD). Our Project Managers are seller-doers who develop and maintain client relationships and market sectors, with the responsibility for coordinating and leading project teams to deliver quality projects that make our clients successful. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience DOD facility project designs.

Initial responsibilities will involve day-to-day management of multi-discipline design projects, including developing cost and technical proposals, coordinating design efforts, managing schedules and budgets, and managing client expectations and client satisfaction.

This Project Manager will be responsible for the successful completion of larger and smaller value projects as part of an annual portfolio of projects. Additionally, this Project Manager will:

  • Work to grow relationships and market share in their areas of expertise.

  • Develop and maintain client and partner relationships through building trust and providing high levels of service.

  • Plan, coordinate, communicate and facilitate activities of several disciplines on multiple projects from concept through completion.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and partners.

  • Manage project delivery, including scoping, budgeting, maintaining schedules, meeting budget objectives, communicating and meeting deadlines.

  • Promote safe work environments.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or related field from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience, 12 years preferred, including 3 or more years delivering facilities and infrastructure projects.

  • Customer-focused with good relationship-building and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to make thoughtful, informative and persuasive presentations to clients.

  • Ability to represent Burns & McDonnell in a professional, competent manner.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Professional registration or industry-related certifications preferred.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta Office

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 211567