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Burns & McDonnell Section Manager - Safety & Health in Kansas City, Missouri


The Section Manager is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of the section and resources within a global practice or regional office. This includes supporting and executing business strategy, developing high-performance teams, and promoting the Burns & McDonnell culture, values, and mission. The Section Manager will lead the section in a dynamic and value-added manner based on Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety, and overall outstanding service.

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

  • Accountable for responsible and efficient growth of the section; ensuring staff levels, staff loading, and staff assignments meet project requirements while maintaining departmental goals.

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

  • Provide expert level technical guidance and support.

  • Achieve stated targets and standards for safety & health related performance.

  • Prepare and present workload and monthly safety & health reports to global practice or regional management, department management, and applicable project managers.

  • 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 company process adherence.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Build best in class safety programs and processes leading to positive sustainable change in the safety culture

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in safety management or related field from accredited program.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a safety manager in a construction environment.

  • 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.

  • Deep understanding of regulatory safety and health guidelines

  • Excellent organizational and motivational skills.

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


Job Safety & Health

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 220840