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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Project Manager - Aviation Commercial Fueling & Ramp Services (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


The Assistant Project Manager provides assistance in the development and execution of design and construction efforts for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) delivery of Aviation type projects. Mechanical Piping or Electrical Controls experience is a plus. Coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project of moderate to large scope or a combination of smaller projects. Provides information and coordination with clients and other external entities. May assist in contract preparation and management of execution. Drives project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives. Plays a key role in the proposal effort, and manages the project through close-out. Must be knowledgable in all aspects of EPC projects including engineering, procurement, project controls, QA/QC, health and safety, field construction management, etc. Other duties as assigned.

Specific duties include:

  • Assist with contracts, subcontracts, and change orders

  • Review, evaluate and implement multiple project specifications, drawing releases and design changes

  • Assemble 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

  • Track Safety & Health performance of project team members and Subcontractors

  • Communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders

  • Develop internal and external reports including: project budgeting, project cash flow forecast, and project status reports. Present reports to internal and external executive management as required

  • Develop and implement Project Execution Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Safety & Health Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Procurement Plan

  • Assist in the subcontract bid process and prepare detailed scope of work documents for Supplier and Subcontract contracts, including: recruiting, prequalifying and selecting Subcontractors.

  • Assist in Subcontractor change management and claims mitigation process

  • Assist in Prime Contract, Subcontractor invoicing process

  • Assist in the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support Site Manager with implementation

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

  • Implement and validate project and Subcontractor insurance, taxes/duties, licensures, and bonding are in place per the project requirements

  • Direct the securing of applicable project permits

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

  • Assist with project and corporate meetings as needed. Generate Meeting Minutes.

  • Assist in the project turnover documentation, warranty administration, project closeout, and record keeping/retention processes and procedures/

  • Recruit and participate in project team member interviews

  • Direct compliance with company policies in all project aspects

  • Assist with community and building trades relationships as necessary


  • A qualified candidate for this position will possess a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or relevant degree; and a minimum of 7 years applicable experience.

  • Experience in a construction field environment.

  • Added benefit to have Petroleum or fueling experience but not necessary.

  • Aviation experience would also be preferred but not necessary.

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills as well as analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Proficient with Windows-based platform, computer skills; document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software.

  • Completion of/or ability to obtain OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30 Construction Outreach Safety Training Course.

  • This position requires driving to various locations; a valid driver's license is required.

  • This position requires a basic understand of Accounting Principles.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 220352