Burns & McDonnell Networks, Integration & Automation Department Manager in Saint Louis, Missouri


This position is responsible for the managerial direction of the Networks, Integration & Automation department in the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Global Practice in the St. Louis, MO office. This position will provide leadership and direction to grow the department in a 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:

  • Advocating for safety within the department.

  • Recruiting, retaining, training, developing, and mentoring department staff.

  • Working with project managers to forecast resource needs.

  • Coordinating work for the department.

  • Collaborating with T&D leadership, T&D department managers, and Burns & McDonnell EE department managers.

  • Reviewing staff performance (90-day and annual performance appraisals, coaching sessions, etc.) to ensure quality and efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff while maintaining billable goals.

  • Advocating for quality and ensuring that the corporate and T&D quality initiatives are implemented, including coordinating with the appropriate teams to assign quality control reviewers.

  • Identifying training needs and support training programs as needed.

  • Interpreting and establishing policies, procedures, and strategic goals for the department.

  • Supporting the development of the NIA business plan.

  • Determining and tracking departmental objectives and requirements.

  • Leading progress on department related projects/initiatives.

  • Developing standards, tools, and guidelines to increase efficiency of designs and project execution while advocating quality.

  • Providing input into areas of concern and direction to enhance achievement of project schedules, productivity goals, budgets, and quality.

  • Assisting with and Networks, Integration & Automation related proposal efforts.

  • Supporting diversity initiatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline from accredited program. Minimum 7 years related professional experience. Other qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated technical ability in telecommunications engineering design (networks, fiber, RF, etc.).

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.

  • Ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Previous personnel management is preferred.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % 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: 190295