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Burns & McDonnell Remediation Project Manager - Environmental Services (Chicago) in Downers Grove, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell’s regional office in Downers Grove, IL, is seeking a self-motivated, senior-level environmental Remediation Project Manager (Hydrogeologist), preferably in the utility industry, to join its team of talented and successful environmental professionals. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous other cities in the United States.

  • The Senior Remediation Project Manager will lead project teams serving a portfolio of well-established clients and projects in the utility market and other industries.

  • Leadership responsibilities will include project management, technical leadership, and client relationship development and maintenance.

  • The successful candidate should possess a diverse investigation and remediation technical background, project/program management skills, and significant remediation investigation, consulting, and execution experience.

  • Experience in successful execution of subsurface and sediment investigations, including development of conceptual or numerical models is a plus. Existing client relationships are a plus.

  • Travel is required and professional registration is preferred.

  • Responsible for preparing scopes of work cost estimates, and proposals and may develop and evaluate plans for major projects.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members and coordinate departmental project studies, reports or project design assignments.

  • Project implementation, QA/QC, project scheduling, and budget management.

  • Some marketing responsibilities will be required and regular meetings and correspondence with clients, agencies, subcontractors or outside personnel will be required.

  • Lead preparation of work plans, investigation reports, feasibility studies, remedial design and implementation for CERCLA, RCRA, and other state lead programs.

  • Manage technical aspects of investigation and remediation projects including the open book EPC approach to implementing construction projects.

  • Manage individual projects and supervise and coordinate multidisciplinary project teams.

  • Projects will range from multi-million dollar remediation programs to smaller projects (i.e.< $100k) investigation and remediation sites.

  • Participate in business planning and business development efforts to support the growth of the Chicago/Downers Grove environmental practice.

  • Effectively balance billable and non-billable time.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's in Geology, Engineering or related field from an accredited university. Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Hydrogeology preferred.

  • Minimum 7 years (10 years preferred) of related experience investigating and remediating environmental sites; experience. Project management experience is preferred.

  • Strong understanding and current knowledge of applicable remediation technologies and techniques.

  • Report, design, and bid package preparation experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage technical projects and lead remediation design efforts.

  • Ability to work within a team framework.

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

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


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-IL-Downers Grove

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 210530