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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Mission Critical (Walnut Creek) in Walnut Creek, California


The Project Manager will lead and motivate a team in the day-to-day management of project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, risk, suppliers, proposals, estimates, documentation turnover, client relations/management, field staff and other duties required to execute Design-Only, Engineer Procure Construct (EPC), Construction Management, Construction, and Program Management projects. The Project Manager leads projects from inception to completion and may perform the role of EPC Project Manager or Program Manager, as well as provide guidance to others performing these roles as required by the specific project. The Project Manager is responsible for overall project execution and successful completion of projects on time and within budget.

  • Provide leadership and guidance of all aspects of multi-discipline engineering projects from concept to completion, including overall safety, quality, engineering, procurement, construction, environmental compliance, project controls, and public/community relations.

  • Establish project teams, coordinate activities of multiple disciplines, and ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Manage all aspects of project communication.

  • Lead the Project Management team in administering request for proposal (RFP) package development, bid and selection process, and scope of work documents.

  • Develop and monitor project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients regarding efforts such as client coordination, strategic planning, master scope management, budget finances, subcontracting, project staffing, environmental compliance, facility support and schedule attainment.

  • Manage the review, negotiation, approval, and execution of prime contracts, subcontracts, and change orders.

  • Lead internal and external project risk reviews and consult with Risk Department as required.

  • Manage and approve internal and external reports, providing detailed, accurate project cost forecasts and accruals to client(s) and Global Practice leadership as required.

  • Manage project controls efforts, including project cost reporting, scheduling, project work breakdown structure establishment, project set-up and closeout within the accounting system, and field progress tracking.

  • Monitor progress on projects and provide input into areas of concern and direction or redirection to enhance achievement of project schedules, productivity of goals, budgets, quality, and overall profitability of the project.

  • Responsible for managing contract closeout activities.

  • Responsible for generating new business revenue by developing new client relationships or leveraging existing client relationships.

  • Adhere to Burns & McDonnell’s safety programs, trainings, and policies, as well as promote and manage the safety and health performance of project team members and subcontractors.

  • Participate in and attend industry-associated conferences and/or committees.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • Bachelor Degree in engineering, construction management or related degree from accredited program and 7 years applicable experience Required.

  • Prior experience on construction project sites or executing program management in the industries of aviation, commercial, energy, government, manufacturing, oil & gas, process, transmission & distribution, or water is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment, ability to work overtime on short notice.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (owners, contractors, engineers, designers) in a multi-disciplined project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Strong experience with document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software.


$135,000.00-240,000.00 Annually

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-CA-Walnut Creek

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 241884

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-DNP #GFS