Burns & McDonnell Jobs

Job Information

Burns & McDonnell Aviation & Federal Operations Manager - (Morristown, NJ) in Morristown, New Jersey


This position is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of the department managers (civil, electrical, mechanical and fire protection, structural and architectual) within the Northeast Region Aviation & Federal Global Practice and will report to the Global Practice Manager. This position will additionally spend a percentage of time remaining engaged in the marketplace by providing business development, business line/project management and technical support to the various business lines. This position will project our corporate mission and values to our clients and to our employee owners. This position will also provide the leadership needed to grow Burns & McDonnell interests in a dynamic and profitable manner as well as develop an outstanding reputation amongst clients, competitors and the community. This position will assist in the management of the Northeast Region Aviation & Federal Global Practice, including the recruitment, development, and retention of staff in collaboration with the business plan goals and requirements. Billable time expectation is 60% minimum. Specific areas of responsibility include the following, with other duties as assigned by the Global Practice Manager:

  • Responsible for the managerial direction of direct reports.

  • Will provide training, guidance, and general direction to direct reports and review performance to ensure efficient and cost-effective utilization.

  • Meet with direct reports on a regular basis and maintain a workload forecast for the global practice.

  • Support Regional Practice Manager and Department Managers in recruiting, hiring, and retention process for office staff per the business plan requirements.

  • Perform mid-year and annual performance reviews of direct reports.

  • Attend global practice staffing and marketing meetings and provide input and reports related to workload, staff utilization, and sales support.

  • Implement corporate and office policies, purposes, and goals of the MSP ANF global practice.

  • Assist the Regional Practice Manager in developing vision and providing direction through setting A&F regional office goals and objectives that are in line with and support the business plans and strategies of the Northeast Region and A&F Division.

  • Assist the Regional Practice Manager and business line leads in developing annual business plans and operational goals.

  • Creates initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reduce operational threats, mitigate business risks, and maximizes core business competencies.

  • Assist Regional Practice Manager in developing and executing short & long-term strategic plans

  • Support sales and marketing activities as needed within the MSP ANF global practice.

  • Participate in (and/or facilitate) key go/no-go decisions in cooperation with Northeast Region and Global Practice management.

  • Assist in the establishment and achievement of stated targets and standards for financial performance, revenue, billable time, sales and pre-discretionary net income per employee owner.

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

  • Ensure quality and safety standards while adhering to Burns & McDonnell's Quality Control program and Burns & McDonnell's Safety program.

  • Support project managers and department managers when required to coordinate team activities for timely responses, submittals, presentations and proposals.

  • Will demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature judgement in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited program is required.

  • Minimum 10 years related professional experience.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered; understanding of a multi-faceted business operation; strong financial acumen; demonstrated leadership and management skills; and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees owners, management, and clients.

  • Position requires the ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.

  • Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer.

  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Burns & McDonnell business programs (i.e., Ecosys, CRM, etc.). Prior consulting experience is required.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Administrative/Office Support

Primary Location US-NJ-Morristown

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 240215

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-KZ #A&F