Burns & McDonnell Project Manager in Kansas City, Missouri


The Environmental Practice at Burns & McDonnell is currently seeking a Business Development/Project Manager to support and help build an environmental team focused on transmission lines, renewable energy, pipelines, environmental surveys, NEPA analyses, and permitting services. The candidate should have an established and successful history of managing infrastructure permitting projects in the Western U.S. with responsibilities that have included developing proposals and cost estimates, executing projects, developing strategic plans for new business and recruitment and hiring of key personnel to support the growth of the team. Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas and with the following agencies and areas:

-Electric utility permitting

-Routing, siting, and permitting of transmission lines and renewable energy facilities

-National Environmental Policy Act

-State and Local Environmental Permitting

-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

-Department of Energy


Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in business administration, natural sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, or related fields. Minimum 10 years of linear permitting and experience with business development in environmental consulting. Previous experience in environmental consulting preferred including:

  • Understanding of NEPA and federal lands permitting process

  • A demonstrated technical competence and project experience in natural, cultural or socioeconomic resource fields applicable to industrial (primarily conventional or renewable energy generation/transmission) siting and licensing or environmental permitting projects.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Desired candidates will have experience identifying opportunities and taking them through the sales process to closure. Local and regional knowledge and relationships with existing clients is a must. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to attract and retain clients and build backlog, revenue, profit, direct labor and ROI over time. This individual must also have program and project management capabilities and be able to effectively balance direct and indirect utilization rates. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required to develop and maintain relationships. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are a must.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % 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: 181241