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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Project Manager - Distribution (Detroit) in Detroit, Michigan


We are seeking to hire a Distribution Engineer with a focus in project/engineering management within our Transmission and Distribution Global Practice in our Detoit, Michigan regional office. Duties include

  • Supervision and coordination of multidiscipline engineering and permitting teams.

  • Responsible for overall project management, project planning, scheduling, resource management, budgeting, as well as establishing and meeting critical project objectives.

  • Additional responsibilities include direct coordination with Transmission and Distribution clients, subcontractors, and other external stakeholders.

  • Must demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Identify opportunities and manage team efforts for submittals, proposals, presentations, contract negotiations, and related activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in distribution engineering/design, including at least 1 year leading or managing engineering/design teams; however, 5 years’ distribution experience with 2 or more years managing teams is preferred

  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of project-related matters.

  • Proven ability to develop business and establish relationships with clients.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • The ability to influence, lead, and manage change thoughtfully and positively.

  • Demonstrated success in project management.

  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer software required for project management (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

  • Professional Engineer (PE) strongly preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) a plus.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MI-Detroit

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 220482