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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager/Senior Scientist - Environmental (Multiple Locations) in Portland, Maine


Burns & McDonnell’s Northeast office is actively seeking a Senior Scientist/Project Manager to support, manage, and support client development for our environmental division. The technical areas encompassed by this position include environmental surveys, Article VII and Article X Licensing, NEPA analysis, permitting, siting, and routing, and other various permitting services. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous other cities across the United States. This position may be located in our Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts or Maine office.

This position provides the opportunity to challenge and grow yourself professionally within one of the industry’s leading firms. Be on a team that solves our client’s issues and problems for environmental and engineering practices in the planning, permitting, design, and remediation service space.

The candidate should have an established and successful history managing and leading tasks for both small and large-scale projects including but not limited to assisting with developing proposals and cost estimates, executing project tasks, managing project budgets and forecasts, delivering client satisfaction, and mentoring staff.

The Senior Scientist/Project Manager will work within our Environmental Services (ENS) Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Project management, team leadership, management & mentoring of junior staff;

  • Preparing studies, evaluations, Federal and state documentation for all types and sizes of environmental projects;

  • Leading habitat assessments, species-specific presence/absence surveys, avian and bat studies, other state and federal protected species-specific studies;

  • Leading land use, DOT, and other entitlement permitting efforts;

  • Managing and navigating the DPS/PUC/EFSB/CSC process is desired;

  • Developing, cultivating, and strengthening relationships with clients;

  • Assist with developing business for the Northeast ENS Global Practice; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas and with the following agencies:

  • Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas and with the following agencies:

  • National Environmental Policy Act

  • State and Local Environmental Permitting

  • State and Local Land Use Permitting

  • Energy Facility Siting and Licensing (Article VII preferred)

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

  • National Marine Fisheries Service

  • United States Forest Service

  • State Wildlife Agencies

  • US Forest Service

  • Specific experience in electricity transmission, oil & gas, renewables, transportation and other similar markets is preferred.

  • Experience with the resources and regulatory agencies in the central U.S is a requirement. Local and regional knowledge and relationships with existing clients is preferred.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Environmental Science, Ecology or Wildlife Biology preferred or related degree from accredited program.

  • Applicable years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

  • Minimum 7 years of related consulting experience in a wide variety of areas ranging from leading and managing technical teams, project management and business development, and must also be able to effectively balance their direct and indirect utilization rates.

  • 10 years of related consulting experience is preferred.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required to develop and maintain relationships.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Working understanding of GIS

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.

  • Strong experience working with both private and public-sector clients.

  • Client relationship development experience is a plus.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-CT-Wallingford

Other Locations US-NJ-Morristown, US-NY-Manhattan, US-MA-Newton, US-ME-Portland

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 202224