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Burns & McDonnell Department Manager Security Operations - Corporate IT (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Department Manager is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of the Security Operations department within Corporate Services- Information Technology. This includes growing the people, processes, technologies and services necessary to identify and manage cyber risks, expanding capabilities to protect, detect and respond effectively to cyber events, and developing Burns & McDonnell's resilience through effective recover planning, execution, improvement and communication. The department manager develops and executes the business strategy, develops high performing teams, and promotes the Burns & McDonnell culture, values and mission. This opportunity is an onsite position located at our World Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

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

  • Provide expert level technical, design guidance and support.

  • Manage department budget and expenditure of funds.

  • Prepare and present workload and roadmap reports to Information Technology leadership.

  • Recruit, develop, train and retain 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 on assessments, initiatives, and cyber security risk.

  • Present to IT leadership the assessment findings and coordinate and track the resolution.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related degree from accredited program. Applicable experience may qualify for the degree requirement.

  • Minimum 8 years related professional experience in Information Security.

  • Previous leadership and/or management 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, management, and clients.

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

  • Must possess strong project management skills and a strategic perspective.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


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Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241893

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-SS #COR