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Burns & McDonnell Transmission Line Department Manager in Saint Louis, Missouri


This position is responsible for the managerial direction of the Transmission Department in the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Global Practice in the St. Louis 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 as needed:

  • Fostering Culture, Collaboration & Growth

  • Lead a dynamic Department that promotes ownership, engagement, and retainment of Department staff with a focus on creating an atmosphere/environment for all.

  • Drive a culture focused on safety and compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Develop and foster an innovation culture that challenges the norm and utilizes tools, technology, and processes to drive continuous improvement and efficiency.

  • Facilitate profitable and sound growth of the Department by coordinating with T&D SLO Management and other Department Managers to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance. This includes coordination of resources across all St. Louis offices (St. Louis, Columbus, and Akron).

  • Coordinate work for the Department including making assignments and reviewing performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Interpret policies, procedures, and goals of the organization to the Department.

  • Prepare and monitor Department staff growth, billability, and expenditure of funds for staffing hours, supplies, training, and equipment.

  • Assist in the development and execution of the T&D SLO Strategic initiatives.

  • Support overall Office development and resource coordination between GPs.

  • Support Human Resources on educational partnerships and internship programs.

  • Support diversity and other office/GP initiatives.

  • Personnel

  • Work with the HR Recruiting Team Recruiting to proactively recruit the best candidates to meet Department and organization goals.

  • Responsible for the onboarding process for those transitioning into Transmission. This includes but is not limited to interns, new graduates, experienced hires, transfers and converted contract employees.

  • Continuously educate the Department about the various career paths offered within T&D, and work with employee owners to help them develop the knowledge, skills, abilities, and opportunities to pursue their desired career path.

  • Serve as a mentor and coach to all the employee owners you directly manage.

  • Identify training needs and support training programs in collaboration with management.

  • Organize, lead, and conduct the annual performance appraisal process for Department staff.

  • Work with Human Resources and staff to identify, prepare, communicate, and monitor performance plans for employees with areas of needed improvement.

  • Technical/Execution/Production

  • Serve as the technical advisor, providing senior-level input and evaluation on Transmission related items.

  • Monitor progress on Department related initiatives and provide input into areas of concern and direction/redirection to enhance achievement of quality, productivity, and budgets.

  • Advance and develop Department tools and workflows to increase Department efficiencies and quality. Proactively work through corrective actions where deficiencies are identified.

  • Responsible for QA/QC on Transmission projects as needed to support Department staff


Bachelor's degree in a related field. Minimum 7 years related professional experience. Other qualifications include:

  • Registration as a professional engineer preferred.

  • Proven leadership in developing and implementing vision that have brought positive impact

  • Demonstrated excellent written & verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills.

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

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

  • Ability to handle difficult situations with tact, poise, and discernment.

  • Proven planning, collaboration, and facilitation skills.

  • Demonstrated technical ability in Overhead Transmission Line engineering design

  • Proficient in the use of basic computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 213430