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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Substation (Morristown) in Morristown, New Jersey


This position is responsible for providing managerial direction and direct project management for the Substation Engineering team located in the Morristown, NJ office The goal of the position is to grow the T&D business in New Jersey in a dynamic and profitable manner based upon Burns & McDonnell's core values of safety, client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, and overall outstanding service. This position provides a unique opportunity to not only directly manage projects, but also to be an office leader, drive regional growth, and provide key input into long-term business planning and to the vision for the region.

New Jersey is home to two of T&D’s top five clients and is also one of the hubs for the rapidly growing offshore wind business, with the state recently increasing its offshore wind generation goals to 7500 MW by 2030. These clients are increasingly requiring more local resources, and the local support provided by the Morristown, NJ office will be a key component of the growth of these markets.

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

  • Advocate safety and quality.

  • Provide leadership.

  • Lead development and maintenance of an office/department business plan; lead and support proposal efforts to support profitable growth.

  • Assist with recruitment, development and retention of staff; mentor staff for division growth.

  • Ensure corporate and T&D quality initiatives are implemented.

  • Act as a coordinator / liaison with other NEO offices on activities related to technical development, company experts, and availability of personnel for quality reviews.

  • Serve as a technical advisor and provide guidance regarding project approach,

  • Identify project opportunities early and facilitate go/no-go decisions in cooperation with NEO leadership and T&D practice leadership, determine project fees, write proposals, prepare client presentations, and negotiate contracts.

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

  • Manage and monitor progress, make decisions and give direction or redirection to enhance achievement of project schedules, productivity goals, budgets, and quality.

  • Advance and develop department tools and workflows to increase efficiency of designs, specification development, and project execution.

  • Direct and coordinate activities across several disciplines on multiple projects.

  • Clearly communicate all project needs and direction, serve as the main point of contact with the client for multiple projects.

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

  • Responsible for planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives. Responsible for the overall success of the project (safety, quality, and profitability).

  • Ensure profitable and sound growth.

  • Achieve stated targets for project financial performance

  • Coordinate training needs and requirements with the Substation Department Manager.

  • Coordinate shared client work with other NEO (New England) offices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline from an accredited program with a minimum of 7 years related professional experience.

  • Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer and have technical ability in substation engineering design.

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

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Strong project management skills and a strategic perspective is required.

Compensation Range

$150,000 - $300,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Connecticut Public Act 21-30, 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.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-NJ-Morristown

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210152