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Burns & McDonnell Vertical Facilities Project Manager in Phoenix, Arizona


Burns & McDonnell is looking for an experienced Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ to continue a strong local presence for strategic clients in the manufacturing, commercial, higher education and industrial/utility facilities markets. This individual will help grow these market segments in the Phoenix and Tucson areas as well as work closely with the Regional Global Practice Manager. This individual will provide leadership for execution for the execution of an integrated design team project approach, further client relationships, and continue a long standing reputation for quality and reliable project delivery.

Ideal candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Directs and coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project of extensive scope or a combination of smaller projects of similar scope.

  • Building rapport via direct coordination with internal and external clients.

  • Initiate or assist in various types of contract negotiations and preparation.

  • Assist in direction of project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives.

  • Manage project resources and sub-consultants

  • Provide inspirational leadership by attracting, retaining, motivating and developing high-caliber, multi-discipline talent

  • Collaborate with managers, marketing staff and other Burns & McDonnell Global Practices to identify, highlight and communicate applicable project information from the client’s programs in support of the other business development opportunities that are strategically aligned with company’s objectives

  • Develop pursuit strategy, capture plan development, go/no-go decisions in order to pre-sell projects to the client and strategically lead business development efforts.

  • Participate in necessary regional trade associations and professional organizations

  • Lead project teams in the office and in the field

  • As needed, perform duties such as space programming, schematic design, the production of construction documents, code compliance checks, development of construction details, and project specifications

  • Assist in the design control/construction administration phase and project close-out

  • Support staffing strategy, fee estimating and scheduling

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or related field from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 7 years of progressive experience, including 3 or more years managing engineering or architectural design projects.

  • At least 5 years of experience in the manufacturing, commercial, higher education or industrial / utility facilities markets involving vertical construction. Variety preferred.

  • Experience with vertical construction.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage work plans, schedules and budgets and provide leadership to a diverse project team.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead business development pursuits.

  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and display a positive can-do attitude both internally and externally

  • Professional Registration required.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

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

Req ID: 180737



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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