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Burns & McDonnell Transportation Project Manager - Planning and Policy (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager in the Planning & Policy Department of the Transportation Global Practice. The Department supports multiple Global Practices, working with private sector and public sector clients. This position works under the guidance of a Department Manager and will have the opportunity to work in the areas of planning, policy, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications.

Job Duties

  • This position manages multiple projects varying in size and complexity, associated with outreach, public policy, emerging technology platforms and strategic business planning.

  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget and meet or exceed client expectations. Demonstrates creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Organizes staff and projects for success.

  • Leads engagement/communication project scoping and cost estimating.

  • Provides senior-level input and evaluation on major pursuits and projects.

  • Develops new and manages existing client relationships, while interfacing with the client for proposal and project-related items.

  • Identifies opportunities, lead proposals and participates in project interviews.

  • Oversees the training of project teams, coordinate activities of multiple global practices/disciplines, and facilitate the efficient cost-effective utilization of staff while adhering to contractual and performance requirements.

  • Presents to internal and external executive management as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in planning, communications, business administration, public relations, marketing, engineering or a related field.

  • Minimum 7 years in a related position. Prefer minimum of 3 years of project management experience.

  • Prefer 10 years of experience in transportation-related field (planning, policy or engineering).

  • Experience in public speaking, as well as developing and editing content for proposals, articles, collateral, technical reports, high level messaging, speech writing, and presentations required.

  • Position will primarily work for our transportation group but will also be involved with projects for other divisions


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 225687