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Burns & McDonnell Right of Way Project Manager - Environmental Services (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Project Manager for ROW and land acquisition projects in Colorado and the surrounding region. This individual will provide project oversight for land acquisitions, negotiations, property research, titles and surveys in support of utility-related projects, as well as responsibility over project financials and client interaction. Some travel will be required.

This position will serve as the Right of Way/Real Estate lead for multiple major utility infrastructure improvement projects. The candidate must have the ability to think strategically, keep informed about project activities through study and participation in project meetings, manage and work well in a team environment, have excellent task management skills, a proven ability to communicate professionally, have a flexible schedule, and be willing to work evenings and/or weekends, as needed. The successful candidate will be a talented seller-doer and be able to initiate and assist with client development and maintenance, and will assume a lead role in sales presentations, proposal preparation, and project execution.

Knowledge and experience working in Colorado and having electric/gas utility experience a preferred.

Duties include

  • Manage client expectations related to the deliverable.

  • Ability to read and understand title and appraisal reports and land surveys.

  • Coordinate team efforts including database management, meetings, and reports.

  • Provide direction and management to land acquisition subcontractors.

  • Participate in public involvement meetings.

  • Manage all communications related to internal team, subcontractors, and client.

  • Initiate or assist in contract preparation and negotiations.

  • Manage direction of project planning, budgeting, scheduling, and establishing critical project objectives.

  • Direct coordination with client’s Right-of-Way department and internal staff.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited university. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience (10 years preferred).

  • Real Estate License

  • International Right of Way Association (IRWA) membership preferred

  • Prior Right of Way acquisition, relocation, and eminent domain experience required, preferably in a consulting firm.

  • Ability to interpret title and appraisal reports and land surveys required.

  • Knowledge of general real estate law.

  • Knowledge of real estate title work.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, co-workers and other professionals.

  • Excellent computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and experience managing complex data in databases.

  • Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.

Compensation Range

$100,000- $140,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final agreed upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 213735