Burns & McDonnell System Planning Project Manager in Wallingford, Connecticut


We are seeking a self-motivated System Planning Project Manager to join our successful team of professionals in Wallingford, Connecticut serving our System Planning team nationwide. This seller/doer position requires experience managing client accounts and business development with technical competence in the electric transmission and distribution systems and system planning processes.The candidate will manage system planning studies consisting of power flow, transient stability, transfer capability, and economic dispatch associated with congestion management scenarios in transmission and distribution. The candidate will be responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating the staff assigned to the transmission and distribution planning studies.Project management responsibilities will include significant client service, budget and schedule control, technical quality and working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Existing business relationships and ability to develop new business as well as cross-sell services to existing client accounts are expected.


  • Demonstrated ability to develop sales strategies, lead business development pursuits and consistently win new business.

  • Minimum of seven years of experience with system planning studies either working for or consulting to a transmission or distribution system owner

  • Ability to execute a system planning study with support from other staff with little to no direction

  • Experience with at least three of the following system planning analyses:

  • Transient stability

  • Short circuit and voltage analysis

  • TPL compliance

  • Generator Interconnection

  • Harmonics Analysis

  • EMF or AC Interference Analysis

  • Production costing

  • NERC, FERC, and Regional requirements, policies, and procedures

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work within a Team framework.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to multi-task (write reports, analyze data, perform design tasks, etc.) are also a prerequisite.

  • Effective Project Management skills.

  • Ability to work with existing and new clients to identify new projects, articulate to the clients our ability to perform those projects, and translate that into the sale of consulting services.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-CT-Wallingford

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: 182507