Burns & McDonnell Site Manager - South Texas in Austin, Texas


The Site Manager will provide overall day to day on-site administrative and technical management of all field related personnel, subcontractors and work activities on a construction project site. These projects will be located in various locations and vary in scope and size.

  • Responsible and accountable for all construction activity that occurs on the assigned project site, including but not limited to: safety, quality, project controls, materials, subcontractors, contract execution, client interfaces, client relations, engineering interfaces and start-up/commissioning interfaces.

  • Direct, coordinate and supervise on-site discipline superintendents, scheduling, engineering, cost control, material control, commercial management, and administrative staff.

  • Responsible for the overall project safety and compliance with the applicable Safety and Health Plans. This includes, reviewing and auditing site specific safety documentation for Pre-Task Analysis (PTAs) and Task Safety Observations (TSOs) on a regular basis.

  • Supervise and direct overall construction effort to verify project is sequenced and constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule requirements.

  • Responsible for efficient use of materials and equipment, and contractual performance of Subcontractors and Burns & McDonnell personnel.

  • Enforce compliance with project procedures, safety program requirements, work rules and client requirements. Document all violations, notify project management, and recommend/implement corrective actions as required. Provide accurate performance feedback for all project team members.

  • Develop and foster effective client and subcontractor relationships.

  • Interface with client representatives, municipal authorities and other contractors as necessary to execute projects.

  • Coordinate and communicate with the Engineering Manager and Discipline Engineers to plan and sequence engineering deliverables and resolve field engineering items.

  • Collaborate with the project management team to develop and implement Project Execution Plans, project procedures, working documents, site procedures and project standards.

  • Authorize purchase requisitions for field procurements under supervision of Project Manager.

  • Review and approve subcontractor progress payments and Supplier invoices under supervision from Project Manager.

  • Provide technical assistance, interpretation of drawings, and recommendation of construction methods and equipment installation.

  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly progress reports in addition to other reports as necessary to document construction progress. Review all subordinate and subcontractor field reports.

  • Assess future work activities and identify any concerns with work plans by utilizing 3-week look-ahead reports and the overall project schedule.

  • Oversee and direct construction progress tracking and forecasting including Field Progress Measurement Systems, Critical Path Scheduling and commodity tracking systems.

  • Oversee and direct the final construction documentation turnover process to clients. This includes construction turnover to clients or internal startup and commissioning teams.

  • Provide site oversight and coordination of startup and commissioning teams.

  • Supervise and enforce compliance with project Quality Management System.

  • Read, interpret, and understand civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, controls and instrumentation drawings, specification and commercial documents.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum 11 years construction management experience or craft supervision experience on a similar project.

  • Strong understanding of all construction disciplines.

  • Position requires excellent communications skills and supervisory skills of field construction personnel.

  • Must be able to meet company's driving requirements.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite.


Job Field Construction Management

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Other Locations US-TX-Austin, US-Louisiana

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 181208