Burns & McDonnell BI & Analytics Business Line Leader in Kansas City, Missouri


The Business and Technology Solutions - Technology Consulting BI & Analytics Business Line Leader will partner with BMcD customers to implement solutions to our customer's business problems and set service/solution direction for this business line to enable profitable growth. This role will be highly engaged with understanding customers business challenges and the data needed to make informed decisions that drive them to meet business goals. The ideal candidate will be well skilled at listening and uncovering the root of problems to be solved. They will work throughout the customer organization to identify data available and opportunities to capture additional data needed for further analysis. They will capture the current state and build a roadmap to customer future state. They will build a customer facing team that conducts data mapping sessions, builds data integration plans, and deploys visualization in hosted and customer environments while developing capabilities in advanced analytics fields.

The ideal candidate will align with the following experience

  • Broad experience with Business Intelligence & Analytics platforms

  • Experience applying data science to meet practical business needs

  • Previous roles that engaged with external customers in a consulting capacity

  • Working with customer IT staff to deploy/integrate/adopt intelligence and reporting platforms

  • Preparing strategic business line plans focused on service definition and growth

  • Solving problems with data that lead to results with business impact

  • Developing customer relationships and winning work

  • Working with customers to identify requirements and gather data

  • Introduce new concepts to organization that drive data culture

  • Listening to customers to define key performance indicators

  • Smart data discovery tools and techniques

  • Natural language and AI assisted data analysis

  • Support of citizen data scientists

  • Data governance strategies

Role Responsibilities

  • Translate customer operational needs into data analytics that deliver business value

  • Architect data and analytics support models to enable customer goals for driving decisions with data

  • Articulate the business case and value proposition for enterprise data analytics

  • Strategically manage analytics offering to achieve growth goals

  • Partner with internal teams to provide analytics in larger work engagements

  • Champion the analytics innovation agenda inside the company and with customers

  • Publish technical material and contribute to thought leadership in the analytics space

  • Build internal and external relationships around data analytics offering best practices

  • Contribute to thought leadership in the company and industries

  • Build team and lead execution of data integration and reporting projects

  • Build data visualizations and facilitate skill development across consulting team

  • Contribute subject matter expertise for pursuit of new business opportunities

  • Identify and Lead sales activities to increase win probability for key analytics deals

  • Other duties as assigned

Demonstrated Skills include

  • Combination of technical skills and business acumen applied to solve customer problems

  • Knowledge of BI & Analytic patterns and the ability to implement them across many tools & platforms

  • Curious and engaging - a true team player that can lead collaboratively

  • Ability to lead indirectly and through organizational authority

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (internal teams and external customers)

  • Drive to keep skills aligned with new data analytics methods and technologies

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Business aptitude and negotiation skills

  • Ability to teach technical concepts and a passion for continuous learning

-All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, environmental science, business or related degree from an accredited program. Minimum of 7 years relevant consulting experience, preferably in the transmission and distribution industry.

  • MBA or ability to achieve preferred.

  • Expert experience in investigating, evaluating, selecting, and driving the development of products for an organization.

  • Strong facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem solving skills.

  • Proven experience having led and completed projects from business proposal through post-production support preferred.

  • Demonstrated success as to budget, savings and/or profit margins in completed projects.

  • Ability to filter and distill relevant information and convey business and technical concepts to a diverse client base and internal technical teams.

  • Excellent planning and analytical skills.

  • Broad knowledge of project management methodologies and tools including the use of Microsoft Project or equivalent.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % 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: 182366