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Burns & McDonnell Construction Lead - Metro - (Manhattan) in Manhattan, New York


Burns & McDonnell is growing its vertical construction division in the region and seeks a motivated Lead Construction Manager for our New York office. As the Lead Construction Manager, you will be responsible for growing the construction practice utilizing our national and local resources. This role is a key position in the New York metropolitan region leadership team for the integrated architecture, engineering, consulting, and construction business. You will work closely with the team to align construction services with strategic business initiatives, profitability goals, and Burns & McDonnell’s core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety, and overall outstanding service.

Leadership Responsibilities Include

  • Responsible for business development: build and develop client, business, and industry relationships, including identifying and leading pursuits of new opportunities

  • Actively engage in the New York construction community and professional associations through thought-leadership, speaking engagements and conference panels, interviews, and publication of the firm’s work

  • Maintain awareness of construction project efforts, and work with project managers to monitor project scope, schedule, and profitability

  • Responsible for strategic business planning coordinated across market sectors in collaboration with the other design and consulting disciplines

  • Lead entire construction team including Precon Managers, Construction Managers, Estimators, Superintendents and field staff

  • Recruit additional construction leadership and staff as needed for the growth of the practice

  • Mentor and develop construction staff

  • Define objectives and key performance results

  • Promote Design-Build philosophy and foster design collaboration and integration

  • Promote and establish best practices and procedures

  • Initiate and lead efforts to educate design and construction staff building innovations and trends

  • Promote use and integration of innovative digital solutions

Other Responsibilities of You and Your Team Include

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

  • Provide oversight of day-to-day construction activities and the successful execution of projects

  • Provide direction and participate in project planning, scheduling, estimating, cost development, and establishing critical project objectives

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

  • Negotiate and execute prime contracts, CM contracts, subcontracts, and change orders

  • Implement assigned sections of the Project Execution Plan, including construction execution, construction quality assurance plan, safety & health plan, subcontracting plan, project staffing plan, organizational chart, and procurement plan

  • Develop construction staffing plans and train 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

  • Oversee the development of the project plan for site layout, mobilization and demobilization and support implementation

  • Verify all applicable project permits are secured in accordance with the project requirements

  • Direct and oversee the downstream Request For Proposal (RFP) and bid process and prepare detailed scope of work documents for subcontractor and client contractor contracts, including bidder development, prequalification, evaluation, award recommendation, and selection

  • Review, approve, and communicate internal and external reports including project budgeting, project cash flow forecast, and project status reports, and present reports to Project Manager and Program Manager, as well as internal and external executive management as required

  • Collaborate with engineering team to establish the development and distribution of engineering deliverables per project schedule and requirements

  • Develop processes and manage downstream contract administration including Request For Information (RFI’s), submittals, change management, contract closeout, documentation, and claims mitigation

  • Oversee Prime Contract, subcontractor, and client contractor invoicing process

  • Coordinate and facilitate client, supplier and company commissioning and startup teams as needed

  • Implement, audit, and oversee the project documentation and filing systems

  • Implement process for confirming project, client contractor and subcontractor insurance, taxes/duties, licensures, and bonding requirements

  • Perform project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required

  • Oversee and participate in the project-specific non-conformance reporting process

  • Responsible for facilitating project cost reporting, scheduling, work breakdown structure establishment, project set-up and closeout, and field progress tracking specific to construction and construction related activities or program level activities as required

  • Develop and oversee materials receiving and management process, including inventory control, receipt of goods, storage, and transportation

  • Review contract documents with field staff to verify compliance of subcontractors and client contractors, safety and health requirements, quality, and schedule

  • Direct the project turnover documentation, warranty administration, project closeout, and recordkeeping/retention processes and procedures

  • Manage communication with governmental, industry, and public entities on project-related matters

  • Review construction field reports

  • Provide mentorship and training to interns, construction coordinators, and assistant construction project managers

  • Provide performance feedback for each project team member as requested to their respective Department Managers

  • Manage community and building trades relationships.

  • Develop and implement project labor agreements with building trades as required

  • Comply with company policies and procedures

  • Meet the company’s driving requirements

  • All other duties as assigned

Compensation Range

$ 125,000 - $ 250,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the New York Public Act, An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for Vacant Positions. The final agreed upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.



  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Additional applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant project management experience in the construction industry.

  • OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 hour certification strongly preferred.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).

  • Experience with document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle large volumes of work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Multiple years of experience on construction project sites or executing program management in the industries of aviation, commercial, energy, government, manufacturing, oil & gas, process, transportation, transmission & distribution, or water is preferred.

  • A basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is required.

  • Must be able to meet the company's driving requirements.


Job Field Construction Management

Primary Location US-NY-Manhattan

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 230297 Job Hire Type Experienced