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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Department Manager - Transmission & Distribution - (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Department Manager is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of employee owners within the T&D KC Substation Department. This includes supporting and executing department initiatives, developing high performance individuals, and promoting the Burns & McDonnell culture, values and mission. The Assistant Department Manager will lead in a dynamic manner based on Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety and overall outstanding service.

  • Provide leadership, direct and coordinate work assignments and review performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Support profitable growth of the department; ensuring staff levels, staff loading, and staff assignments meet project requirements while maintaining billable goals.

  • Implement, apply, and support company/global practice programs and initiatives; successfully navigating and managing change within the department.

  • Provide technical, design guidance and support.

  • Recruitment, development, training, and retention of staff.

  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluation for department staff.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the department.

  • Responsible for interpreting policies, purposes and goals of the organization to staff.

  • Responsible for collaborating with business development managers, business line leads, project managers, and proposal production staff on proposals to secure work for staff.

  • Responsible for overall QA/QC process adherence.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned     


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, drafting, construction or related degree from accredited program.

  • Minimum 5 years related professional experience in design, program,and/or construction by July 1, 2023.

  • 1 year minimum Substation experience.

  • Previous leadership experience is preferable.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees and management.

  • Position requires the ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.

  • Must possess strong strategic perspective.

  • Must be expert in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 225625 Job Hire Type Experienced