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Burns & McDonnell Section Manager Construction - Global Facilities (Austin) in Austin, Texas


The Construction Section Manager is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of the section and resources within the construction global practice. This includes supporting and executing business strategy, developing high performance teams, and promoting the Burns & McDonnell culture, values and mission. The Construction Section Manager will lead the section in a dynamic and profitable manner based on Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety and overall outstanding service.

  • Provide leadership to the team; direct and coordinate work assignments and review performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Responsible for profitable growth of the section; ensuring staff levels, staff loading, and staff assignments meet project requirements while maintaining billable goals.

  • Participate in project planning, scheduling, estimating, cost, and establishing critical Construction and/or Self-Perform project objectives.

  • Responsible for successful project execution and timely completion of projects within budget while providing expertise in multiple facets of projects including safety, quality, procurement, construction, environmental compliance, project controls, and public/community relations.

  • Lead communication between Engineering GP and Construction section.

  • Implement, apply and support company, global practice and/or regional office programs and initiatives; successfully navigating and managing change within the section.

  • Achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Manage section budget and expenditure of funds.

  • Review work load and monthly financial reports deliverables including project scheduling, budgeting, cash flow forecast, and project status reports.

  • Communicate issues, project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders; manage internal/external risk mitigation communication plan.

  • Manage communication with governmental, industry, and public entities, and community relations on project-related matters.

  • Responsible for collaborating with business development managers, business line leads, project managers, and proposal production staff on proposals to secure work for staff.

  • Conduct project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required.

  • Responsible for the recruitment, development, training, and retention of staff.

  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations for department staff.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the department.

  • Responsible for interpreting the organization's policies, purposes, and goals to staff.

  • Responsible for overall QA/QC process adherence.

  • Enforce compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • Bachelor Degree in engineering, architecture, construction, or related degree from an accredited program and 5 years related professional experience in design and/or project management Required or

  • applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement Required

  • Previous leadership and/or management experience is preferable.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Position requires the ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.

  • Must possess strong project management skills and a strategic perspective.

  • Must be expert in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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


Job Construction Services

Primary Location US-TX-Austin

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 240610

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-AN #CDB N/A