Burns & McDonnell Senior Project Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Chart your own course and change the world — with the support of people whose interests are aligned with yours. At Burns & McDonnell, opportunity is waiting. We’re looking for people with big ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. It’s those kinds of people who’ve helped us grow from a small consulting business back in 1898 to a global leader in engineering, construction and consulting solutions. Today, we’re a thriving company with 7,000 professionals working in 50 offices worldwide and recognised as the global leader in Transmission & Distribution.
We’re growing our UK business and have exciting opportunities for experienced and motivated industry professionals to join us as we continue our journey to help make clients successful.We have a specific opportunity for an experienced EPC project manager to join our team, working on a variety of transmission & distribution projects across all voltage ranges across the UK.This role will head up our project execution function, initially establishing the Burns & McDonnell project execution systems and process in the UK, building on the strong capability from the US. The role will be responsible for managing our supply chain partners and supporting the front-end work winning activity as well as overseeing the project delivery on site through our construction and delivery supply chain partners.
We are addressing projects across the energy spectrum, encompassing substations, overhead and underground systems, and smart networks as the UK expands investment and technology to support distributed energy and a shift to electric vehicles. If you are excited about working both on the grid edge and in the heart of the electricity network, then we want to hear from you.We are Burns & McDonnell and we Create Amazing.
This role will be a key part of our UK team, bringing experience in managing the execution of projects for TNO’s, DNO’s and Private Developers. The key tasks and responsibilities are as follows:
Lead on all aspects of safety and CDM compliance and understanding for EPC projects in your portfolio
Manage and coordinate all aspects of project execution for Transmission & Distribution EPC projects across the UK
Responsible for the profit and loss of individual projects, the successful completion of projects within specified dates, and establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the client, contractors and project stakeholders
Lead the preparation of EPC proposals, presentations, and contract negotiations
Provide overall project management of EPC projects from concept to completion including coordinating the work of the support teams in estimating, engineering and procurement. The role will lead on value engineering and constructability reviews, provide construction management oversight including project controls
Drive project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs
Lead project resourcing and contractor and supply chain management
Manage internal project financials, resourcing, legal coordination, risk management
Serve as primary point of contact with clients regarding all aspects of the Burns & McDonnell project delivery
Develop and implement UK specific project policies and procedures, project controls systems and develop the project execution plan using the core business as a baseline
Confirm deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction
Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule, procurement, safety, environmental, other risk and any issues requiring office support.
Report to the Operations Director in the UK.
Lead and oversee all aspects of project execution under your portfolio in the UK
Help to build a world class project management capability in UKO and assist to recruit project staff as we grow the business
Develop bid stage technical solutions with partners and engineering team
Interact in a professional manner with clients and colleagues to achieve project objectives
Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting deadlines
Will recognise the requirement and have the flexibility to meet the needs of a rapidly growing business
Able to work autonomously and as part of a project team
Ongoing development of industry relationships to assist with future project delivery, development of future project opportunities, and Burns & McDonnell brand recognition.
Personal professional development and partaking in professional bodies and industry groups.
Mentoring of others within the team.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution
Minimum of ten years of transmission and/or distribution project experience with at least 7 years related project management experience
Relevant Professional Qualification / Accreditation
Excellent written & verbal communication skills and stakeholders management skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to travel
IT literate, with good knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications.
Membership of relevant industry body including professional registration preferred, e.g. The IET, ICE, IMECHE.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to a range of assignments
To be an ambassador for the business, representing us in client meetings and at industry events
Pro-active in building knowledge and understanding of the industry
Ability to maintain strong focus on delivery to meet tight deadlines
Attention to detail and good presentational skills
Ability to develop innovative and practical solutions to a range of problems and an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger solution
Ability to make an effective and collaborative contribution to the team through sharing knowledge, promoting ideas and valuing the contribution of all team members.
Job Project Management
Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 200928