Burns & McDonnell Resident Representative / Senior Utility Coordinator - Transportation in Houston, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Resident Representative to serve as Senior Utility Coordination Specialist for ROW and land acquisition projects relating to transportation projects in Texas. The position will be located in the Houston, TX area but there may be opportunities for relocation depending upon the project(s) assigned.

The ideal candidate in this position will have prior utility coordination experience on highway projects, preferably working with TxDOT. Roadway planning, design, and/or construction project management experience is also a plus. Must be able to work within a team to accomplish organizational goals, be an effective communicator, and have strong organization and time management skills with the ability to meet priorities and deadlines. Must be able to make professional presentations and display a high level of professionalism and integrity.

Position will include the following:

  • Manage client expectations related to utility conflicts and relocations.

  • Ability to read and understand utility exhibits, agreements, along with roadway schematics and plans.

  • Ability to field verify installations per plans, agreements and assemblies.

  • Ability to produce TxDOT daily reports including pictures

  • Coordinate team efforts including collaboration with utility companies, developers, designers and TxDOT.

  • Identify critical utility conflicts and develop utility relocation plans involving utility companies, developers and TxDOT.

  • Monitor utility relocation progress before, during and after construction including field verification, records management and status reporting.

  • Recruit and manage subcontractors as part of project teams.

  • Participate in public involvement meetings for projects involving utility issues.

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

  • Initiate or assist in contract negotiations or preparation, including creation and review of estimates for reasonableness of cost.

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

  • Direct coordination with clients and internal staff.

  • Up to 75% travel.


B.S. degree from an accredited curriculum in a related field, engineering preferred. Texas Professional Engineering License not required but preferred. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office (emphasis on excel) and computer aided drafting. Eight or more years related experience. TxDOT experience overseeing utility process on design-build or public-private-partnership projects preferred.


Job Field Construction Management

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 181111