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Burns & McDonnell Environmental Planner/Project Manager in Houston, Texas


We are seeking to hire an Environmental Planner/Project Manager for our Environmental Services Global Practice in our Houston, TX or Austin, TX regional office.

The Project Manager will support environmental surveys, NEPA analysis, and permitting services. The candidate should have an established and successful history of managing both small and large scale projects including but not limited to developing proposals and cost estimates, executing projects, developing strategic plans for new business and recruitment and hiring of key personnel to support the growth of the team.


  • Project management, team leadership, management & mentoring of junior staff

  • Prepare studies, evaluations, NEPA and state documentation for all types and sizes of environmental projects

  • Develop, cultivate, and strengthen relationships with clients

  • Develop business for the ENS Global Practice

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas and with the following agencies and areas:

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • National Environmental Policy Act

  • State and Local Environmental Permitting

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental sciences, natural sciences, or related field from an accredited curriculum.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience, including 3 or more years managing engineering or architectural projects.

  • Minimum 7 years of federal permitting and experience with business development in environmental consulting.

  • Demonstrated technical competence and project experience in natural, cultural or socioeconomic resource fields applicable to industrial (primarily conventional or renewable energy generation/transmission) siting and licensing or environmental permitting projects.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Local and regional knowledge and relationships with existing clients is strong preferred.

  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to attract and retain clients and build backlog, revenue, profit, direct labor, and ROI over time.

  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government, and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Professional Registration preferred.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Other Locations US-TX-Austin

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % 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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Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 200840



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