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Burns & McDonnell Department Manager - Substation in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


This position is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of the substation engineering department in the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Global Practice. This position will build a team, grow the department in a dynamic and profitable manner based upon Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety and overall outstanding service. Specific areas of responsibility include the following, with other duties assigned by senior management:

  • Advocate safety in the department.

  • Coordinate and promote substation consistency across offices

  • Provide Leadership to the engineering team.

  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Coordinate shared client work with other T&D offices.

  • Monitor progress on projects and provide input into areas of concern and direction or redirection to enhance achievement of project schedules, productivity goals, budgets, and quality.

  • Support development of an office/department business plan; assist with and lead proposal efforts.

  • Lead substation coordination for offices and provide guidance on the following: technical development, guidance regarding project approach, internal contacts, internal consultant experts, and availability of personnel for quality reviews.

  • Serve as a technical advisor, providing senior-level input and evaluation on substation engineering projects

  • Recruitment of Top Talent, development and retention of staff; mentor staff for division growth; train staff through internal and external resources, guide staff on career development.

  • Identify project opportunities early and facilitate go/no-go decisions in cooperation with leadership and T&D practice leadership.

  • Ensure corporate and T&D quality initiatives are implemented which includes coordinating with Project Managers to assign quality control reviewers.

  • Recommend changes in basic structure and organization of the department to ensure the effective fulfillment of objectives assigned to it.

  • Advance and develop Department tools and work flows to increase efficiency of designs, specification development, and project execution.

  • Support diversity initiatives.

  • Provide work assignments and review performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Coordinate training needs and requirements with the Global Practice Manager.

  • Organizing, leading and conducting the annual performance appraisal process for department staff

  • May serve as project manager for key technical projects where required, and where new business is being developed.


Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, environmental science, construction management or related field from accredited program. Minimum 7 years related professional experience. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Previous consulting experience preferred.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 200387



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

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