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Burns & McDonnell Waste & Carbon Market Project Manager - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Chicago, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell’s teams in Chicago, Detroit, and Madison, WI, are looking for a Project Manager to support our Solid Waste and Carbon Capture, Use, and Sequestration (CCUS) projects with various energy, municipal, oil/gas & chemical, and industrial clients. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This is an opportunity to join a successful team of professionals who are growing a full-service team of scientists, geochemists and engineers focused on deep well injection, permitting and Carbon storage projects. Leadership advancement opportunities for technical and/or service area management exist for motivated candidates.

This position requires experience managing projects and budgets and coordinating staff to provide consulting and engineering services related to geologic sequestration of CO2 and/or use of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), landfill leachate injection, permitting and solid waste cover design & build. Position requires ability to lead a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers providing services that range from high-level desktop assessments of the technical and economic feasibility of leachate injection, capping, carbon sequestration and/or EOR to full-scale Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) execution of selected solutions, and implementation of long-term monitoring programs. Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Geochemistry, Engineering or related field from an accredited program.

  • Master’s degree in Geology, Geochemistry, Engineering or related field from an accredited program preferred.

  • Minimum 7 years managing projects, including staff, budgets, schedules, preparation of plans/studies/reports/designs and risk management.

  • Experience with CO2 utilization for EOR and/or permanent geologic storage.

  • Knowledge of landfill cover design, construction and CQA services

  • Experience with solid waste leachate injection evaluation, feasibility, permitting, design and execution, including multiple contaminants

  • Experience with reservoir characterization and monitoring.

  • Knowledge of UIC Class I and VI injection well regulations and associated plans.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team framework.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to multi-task (write reports, analyze data, perform design tasks, etc.) a prerequisite.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-IL-Downers Grove

Other Locations US-MI-Detroit, US-WI-Madison, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 223605