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Burns & McDonnell Senior Risk Assessor/Project Manager - Environmental Services (Kansas City, MO) in Kansas City, Missouri


We are seeking a self-motivated senior-level environmental Risk Assessor and Project Manager to join our successful team of professionals in Burns & McDonnell’s World Headquarters Office located in Kansas City, Missouri. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

The Senior Risk Assessor / Project Manager will serve as a technical subject matter specialist and lead project teams serving a portfolio of well-established clients and projects in the public and private market sectors. Leadership responsibilities will include technical leadership through participation in industry trade organizations, conference presentations, and mentorship; management of select projects; and client relationship development and maintenance.

This position provides the opportunity to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and challenge and grow yourself professionally within one of the industry’s leading firms. Be on the cutting edge of the environmental industry, using new technologies and approaches to solve our clients’ most interesting and challenging problems.

The successful candidate should possess a diverse environmental assessment and remediation consulting background, technical leadership in the field of risk assessment and vapor intrusion, and proficient project management skills. Demonstrated experience in the successful development and execution of human health risk assessment and vapor intrusion projects is a requirement. Experience in oversight of ecological risk assessment and development of regulatory site management strategies within CERCLA, RCRA and state regulatory programs is a plus. Existing client relationships are a plus. Some travel is required, and professional registration is preferred.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members and assist in coordinating technical training, career development and thought leadership within areas of expertise.

  • Assist clients in stakeholder management activities related to contaminant toxicology, vapor intrusion, and risk assessment.

  • Project implementation, QA/QC, project scheduling and budget management.

  • Some marketing responsibilities will be required and regular meeting and correspondence with clients, agencies, subcontractors or outside personnel will be required.

  • Lead project strategy development and preparation of risk assessment and vapor intrusion work plans and reports for CERCLA, RCRA, and other state-led programs.

  • Effectively balance billable and non-billable time.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in toxicology, public health, biology, or related life science discipline or related field, from an accredited curriculum.

  • Strong understanding of and current knowledge of applicable CERCLA, RCRA and state-led regulations and regulatory programs.

  • Minimum of 7 years (15 years preferred) of related environmental risk assessment experience. Strong vapor intrusion experience preferred.

  • Technical leadership and project management experience is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work within a Team framework.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to multi-task (write reports, analyze data, perform technical project tasks, etc.) are also a prerequisite.

  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of project-related matters.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 213537