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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Project Manager - Mission Critical (London, UK) in London, United Kingdom


Chart your own course and change the world — with the support of people whose interests are aligned with yours. At Burns & McDonnell, opportunity is waiting. We’re looking for people with big ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. It’s those kinds of people who’ve helped us grow from a small consulting business back in 1898 to a global leader in engineering, architecture and construction solutions. Today, we’re a thriving company with 8,000 professionals working in 50 offices worldwide and recognised as a leader in mission critical services.

We’re growing our UK business and have exciting opportunities for experienced and motivated engineers to join us in our London office as we continue our journey to help make our clients successful. We have an opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager to join our team, working on a variety of high-tech building design and construction projects. Project focus would initially be data centres and telecommunications facilities and would grow to include a variety of other facilities including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, airports, or institutional.

If you are excited about working with one of the leading engineering companies in the world, helping to make our clients successful, then we want to hear from you. We are Burns & McDonnell and we Create Amazing.

This role sits within our global facilities services Mission Critical team, providing an opportunity to build your career and your team to serve this expanding sector.


  • This position will be responsible for assisting and coordinating the activities of several engineering disciplines on mission critical projects.

  • The Assistant Project Manager (APM) will assist project managers on a variety of projects of varying complexity, and/or will manage some smaller and less complex projects on their own.

  • This position will manage and act as a coordinator and project liaison to the client, subcontractors, vendors, and other stakeholders, throughout the project.

  • The APM will maintain document control, manage databases and coordinate and track project activities and communications to ensure project goals are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe and budget parameters.

  • Specific areas of responsibility include the following, with other duties as assigned by senior management:

  • Plan and organize engineering projects, including the overall safety, cost, schedule and quality of assigned projects.

  • Ensure that the project review process and other quality control guidelines are followed.

  • Assist the Project Management team to administer request for proposal (RFP) package development, bid and selection process, and develop detailed scope of work documents for downstream contracts.

  • Verify Contractor compliance including quality, safety, environmental, and material management programs.

  • Assist with project controls efforts, including project cost reporting, scheduling, project work breakdown structure establishment, project set-up and closeout within the accounting system and field progress tracking.

  • Assist with the development of internal and external reports including, project budgeting, cost reports, project cash flow forecast, and project status reports to all stakeholders.

  • Plan and manage meetings including issuing invites and produce minutes

  • Participate in internal and external project risk reviews and consult with Legal Department as required.

  • Close out contract and project documentation.

  • Adhere to Burns & McDonnell’s safety programs, training's, and policies, as well as promote and manage the Safety & Health performance of project team members and subcontractors.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited program and 5 years of applicable experience.

  • Excellent written, graphical & verbal communication skills with the ability to convey messages clearly to clients and team members.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding work environment, ability to work additional hours on short notice,

  • High proficiency using Microsoft Office.

  • Experience of Primavera Contract Manager or similar change management software is preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Owner's, Contractors, Project Managers, Engineers, Designers and Sub-contractors) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Be capable of navigating and interrogating 3D multi-discipline models and other deliverables to assess completeness, level of detail and co-ordination between disciplines, relative to the Scope of Services during and at the completion of each work stage.

Behavioural Competences

  • Maintain a passion for making our clients successful and delivering superior customer service.

  • Pro-active in building knowledge and understanding of the industry.

  • Possess a strong attention to details and be able to effectively take direction from an immediate supervisor.

  • Be able to rapidly assess any situation and make an educated and informed decisions.

  • Operate with integrity.

  • Lead by example practicing and exemplifying the qualities you expect in your team.

  • Be focused on continual improvement.

At Burns & McDonnell qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status. We believe an inclusive culture is necessary to grow a successful and strong organisation.

Job Project Management

Primary Location GB-London, UK-London

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 210171