Burns & McDonnell Traffic Engineering Project Manager in Kansas City, Missouri
Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Traffic Engineering Project Manager to join our rapidly growing Transportation Practice in our Kansas City, Missouri office. Our ideal candidate will be someone with excellent client interaction skills who can manage and lead planning and design teams for traffic engineering projects both locally and across the nation.
In this position you will be a key part of a seller/doer team and you will manage all aspects of traffic engineering projects from business development, scope and fee development, staffing plan development, project oversight, quality management and financial performance responsibilities. Typical projects include but are not limited to traffic impact studies, corridor studies, signing, marking and signal projects along with major microscopic modeling projects.
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 technicians in the design and analysis of traffic engineering projects as well as the contractors and construction staff on design/build 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.
Lead internal and external project risk reviews and consult with the Legal Department as required.
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 department and section management.
Mentors less experienced staff on technical aspects of a project.
Serves as a leader improving the latest technologies in traffic engineering and transportation planning.
Leading project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives.
Analyze and communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders.
Manage downstream contract administration including request for information (RFI’s), submittals, change management, contract closeout, and claims mitigation.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field with an emphasis in traffic or transportation engineering. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 8 years related experience in the development of or management of traffic engineering projects.
Candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). A Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification is preferred.
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 consulting services
General business and financial calculation knowledge
Proven ability to lead 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
Knowledge of traffic engineering methodologies and standards including but not limited to the Highway Capacity Manual, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and the Institute of Transportation Engineer Trip Generation and Parking Generation Manuals.
Knowledge of traffic engineering software including GuideSign, SignCAD, MicroStation, AutoTurn, VISSIM, Synchro, the Highway Capacity Software, Sidra and TransCAD.
Knowledge in the development of traffic engineering projects including signing, signals, marking, capacity analysis, traffic projections, safety analysis, microsimulation, electric vehicle, transit signal pre-emption and ITS systems engineering.
Experience working with DOT’s including KDOT and MoDOT.
Job Project Management
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
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: 192027