Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Networks, Integration, and Automation in Chicago, Illinois
Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a Project Manager to join our growing Networks, Integration and Automation (NIA) business in Chicago, IL. The Project Manager will manage, direct, and coordinate all aspects of work related to private communication networks for utilities, Smart Grid automation systems and the integration of intelligent devices. An entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership abilities are a must.
The Project Manager will report directly to the NIA Business Line Manager and is 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 Owner, subcontractors, regulatory agencies and other project stakeholders.
The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge with some or all of the following technical facets: SCADA and HMI (Human Machine Interface) software, design of communication networks, automation systems, power management systems, RTU configuration and control systems.
Major responsibilities for the Project Manager will include:
Prepare proposals, assist in presentations, and participate in contract negotiations.
Provide overall management of projects from concept to completion 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.
Develop and monitor project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs.
Assist with internal project financials, staffing, legal coordination, risk management, change management, and human resource issues.
Serve as primary point of contact with the client regarding efforts such as client coordination, strategic planning, master scope management, budget finances, subcontracting, project staffing, environmental compliance, facility support and schedule attainment.
Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.
Manage all aspects of project communication.
Develop and implement project policies and procedures, establish project controls systems, and implement the project execution plan.
Work closely with the Project Team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.
Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule metrics, procurement issues, safety or environmental concerns, design questions, potential impacts, and any issues requiring office support.
Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited curriculum.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience, with 3 years related project management experience.
Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project-related matters.
Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to travel.
5 years of relevant network, communications, or SCADA experience.
Professional Engineering (PE) registration preferred.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
Previous consulting experience.
Previous utility company experience.
Job Project Management
Primary Location US-IL-Chicago
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.
We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.
At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.
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Req ID: 200816