Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Roadway in Kansas City, Missouri
Burns & McDonnell’s Transportation Practice serves departments of transportation, cities, counties and private industry across the country. From rural roads to complex urban interchanges, tollways and long-span bridges, our innovative and cost-effective solutions help improve mobility and safety on our nation’s roads, highways, trails, bridges and rail systems. We also provide strategic consulting services to help our clients communicate their vision and secure the funding and support that are critical to their success. Our comprehensive services include design, design-build, construction management, environmental planning, feasibility studies, inspection, ITS, permitting, program management, right-of-way acquisition, signaling & lighting, stakeholder engagement, strategic consulting, sustainable design, traffic analysis, transportation enhancement, and utility coordination and relocation.
Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Project Manager to join our rapidly growing Transportation Practice to support highway and municipal roadway projects in our Kansas City, Missouri office. Our ideal candidate will be someone with excellent client interaction skills who can manage and lead design teams specializing in roadway reconstruction but also containing structural and/or rail infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have experience successfully delivering projects for clients in the Kansas City and/or Omaha areas.
In this position you will be a key part of a seller/doer team and you will manage all aspects of engineering projects from business development, scope and fee development, staffing plan development, project oversight, quality management and financial performance responsibilities. Typical projects include highway expansion, capacity improvements and municipal roadway projects for both public and private clients.
Adhere to Burns & McDonnell’s safety programs, training, and policies, as well as promote and manage the Safety & Health performance of project team members and subcontractors.
Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and constructors in the design and analysis of engineering projects.
Provides leadership and guidance in multiple facets of projects including safety, quality, engineering, procurement, construction, environmental compliance, project controls, and public/community relations.
Develop new and manage existing client relationships while interfacing with the client for proposal and project related items.
Client development, maintenance, and management; contract preparation and negotiation; coordination with regulatory agencies; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and the establishment of critical project objectives and performances.
Plans, organizes, and communicates project personnel needs to management.
Building a team and mentoring less experienced staff on technical aspects of a project.
Serves as a leader in utilizing the latest technologies in engineering and construction standards, methods, and approaches.
Leading project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives.
Analyze and communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 7 years related experience in the development or management of roadway engineering and/or construction projects.
Candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).
Ability to work with existing and new clients to identify new projects, articulate to the clients our ability to perform those projects, and translate that into the sale of design and construction services
General business and financial calculation knowledge
Proven ability to lead and develop multi-discipline teams of engineers
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills
Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines while managing multiple projects concurrently, including identification of critical path items to ensure deliverable deadlines are met
Ability to focus on the big picture to effectively and efficiently provide services that meet client needs, while also having the ability to identify and analyze details that are critical to project outcomes
Willingness to learn new service offerings as client needs and the market requires changes to the service offerings provided by our group
Willingness and ability to develop a broad set of service offering types to allow for flexibility to sell work in growing markets.
Willingness to cross-sell other services offered by Burns & McDonnell outside the project manager’s core set of services
Ability to communicate with various business contacts to understand their needs and translate them into a scope of work that meets their desired outcomes
Experience working with transportation clients such as DOTs, cities, counties, private developers, and railroads.
Ability to travel 10% of the time, with short periods exceeding 30%.
Job Project Management
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Travel: Yes, 10 % 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.
Are you ready to create amazing?
Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Req ID: 200388