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Burns & McDonnell Advanced Manufacturing / Industrial Facility Project Manager in Vancouver, Washington


Burns & McDonnell is looking for an experienced Project Manager to help grow our Vancouver office and manage projects for design and design-build facilities. This includes architecture, engineering, procurement and construction of projects in the following industrial sectors; heavy industrial, aerospace manufacturing, semiconductor, life sciences / pharmaceuticals, general manufacturing, laboratories as well as corporate campus developments.

The Project Manager will manage, direct and coordinate all aspects of design work related to multiple design and design-build projects in these sectors. The Project Manager is responsible for the profit and loss of their individual projects, the successful completion of their projects within the specified dates, establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the Owner, managing all design disciplines, coordinating with the Burns & McDonnell team.

The Project Manager will also be responsible in assisting in growing Burns & McDonnell manufacturing presences in the Northwest region. By assisting in client development, proposal writing, developing business strategies in the region, and assisting in team growth and development in the office.

Major responsibilities for the Project Manager will include:

Seller / Doer Role. Burns & McDonnell project managers are expected to proactively grow client relationships into repeat business and expanded service offerings.

  • Follows structured and strategic sales process including client/market research, capture plan development and go/no-go;

  • Participates in and leads opening and middle game sales efforts to strategically pre-position Burns & McDonnell with new and existing clients and develop new business;

  • Participates in and leads end game sales including formal responses to client Request for Proposals and Request for Qualifications;

  • Direct coordination with internal clients and external clients;

  • Serves as key account manager to develop work with existing clients;

Project Delivery Role. Directs and coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project or program of large-moderate scope or a combination of moderate-smaller projects;

  • Defines project schedules and goals;

  • Initiates or assists in contract negotiations or preparation;

  • Participates in and leads direction of project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives;

  • Responsible for project and program success including schedule, quality, and profitability;

  • Works with construction project manager to define and manage design deliverables to support the project’s needs.

Servant leader – willing to lend a hand/support everyone in their sphere of influence;

Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited curriculum

  • Professional Engineer highly preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience, including 3 or more years managing design teams for executing manufacturing and/or advanced manufacturing engineering or architectural projects

  • Experience with microfabrication, small scale manufacturing, semiconductors, general manufacturing processes, clean room facilities preferred

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

  • Flexibility to travel 25% of the time

  • Strong understanding of the design-build contracting methodology and prior experience completing design-build projects

  • Must be well versed in contract negotiation

  • Strong communication abilities exhibited by developed client relationships. Ability to quickly build long-term connections with internal and external clients

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


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-WA-Vancouver

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: 190828



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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