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Burns & McDonnell Senior Operations Manager (Glasgow, UK) in Birmingham, United Kingdom


Chart your own course and change the world — with the support of people whose interests are aligned with yours. At Burns & McDonnell, opportunity is waiting. We’re looking for people with big ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. It’s those kinds of people who’ve helped us grow from a small consulting business back in 1898 to a global leader in engineering, construction and consulting solutions. Today, we’re a thriving company with 7,000 professionals working in 50 offices worldwide and recognised as the global leader in Transmission & Distribution.

We’re growing our UK business and have exciting opportunities for experienced and motivated industry professionals to join us as we continue our journey to help make clients successful. We have a specific opportunity for an experienced EPC project manager to join our team, working on a variety of transmission & distribution projects across all voltage ranges across the UK. This role will head up our project execution function, initially establishing the Burns & McDonnell project execution systems and process in the UK, building on the strong capability from the US. The role will be responsible for managing our supply chain partners and supporting the front-end work winning activity as well as overseeing the project delivery on site through our construction and delivery supply chain partners.

We are addressing projects across the energy spectrum, encompassing substations, overhead and underground systems, and smart networks as the UK expands investment and technology to support distributed energy and a shift to electric vehicles. If you are excited about working both on the grid edge and in the heart of the electricity network, then we want to hear from you. We are Burns & McDonnell and we Create Amazing.

To succeed in this role the successful candidate will have experience of leading and managing teams in the power transmission and distribution industry in Scotland. This includes a strong understanding of design processes, project financial management, NEC contracts and delivery of EPC projects (Will have been a project manager of EPC projects previously).

Functional responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and management for the Scotland branch office

  • Exemplify the business core values of:

  • Integrity, Trust & Respect

  • Client Service Ethos

  • Collaborative one team approach

  • Accountability & Ownership

  • Bold and Entrepreneurial

  • Humble

  • Strive for better

  • Compliance to the business operating model and integrated management system.

  • Provide oversight over all aspects of project execution for transmission & distribution projects as allocated

  • Help to build a world class project delivery capability in Scotland and assist to recruit project staff as we grow the business

  • Assure that good procedures and behaviors are followed in terms of schedules, scope, cost and change.

  • Interact in a professional manner with clients and colleagues to achieve project objectives

  • Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting deadlines

  • Will recognise the requirement and have the flexibility to meet the needs of a rapidly growing business. This will include some hands on project management in the initial stages.

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team

  • Ongoing development of industry relationships to assist with future project delivery, development of future project opportunities, and Burns & McDonnell brand recognition.

  • Demonstrate and encourage personal professional development and partaking in professional bodies and industry groups

  • Mentoring of others within the team.

  • Technical responsibilities

  • Demonstrate leadership on all aspects of safety and CDM compliance and understanding for projects in your portfolio

  • Develop bid stage technical solutions with partners and engineering team.

  • Lead the preparation of EPC proposals, presentations, and contract negotiations

  • The role will advise on value engineering and constructability reviews, provide construction management oversight including project controls

  • Support the project manager of EPC projects from tender to completion including coordinating the work of the support functions in commercial, engineering, project controls and procurement.

  • Supports the accountable project manager and maintains awareness of the profit and loss of individual projects, adherence to schedule and establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the client, contractors and project stakeholders

  • Assist on project resourcing and contractor and supply chain management

  • Manage internal portfolio financials, resourcing, legal coordination, risk management

  • Serve as primary point of contact with clients regarding all aspects of the Burns & McDonnell business development and project delivery

  • Confirm deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction

  • Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule, procurement, safety, environmental, other risk and any issues requiring office support.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution. Educational requirement may be substituted with equivalent years of experience.

  • Must have the right interpersonal skills and communication skills to build a culture of trust across the business.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working within the power T & D sector

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience as a Project Manager.

  • Experience of working as a tier 1 contractor to SSEN Transmission.

  • Experience of working with SPEN

  • The ability to thrive in pressure situations.

  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills.

  • Be able to work on own initiative.

  • Highly computer literate across the normal MS Office applications.

  • Must have strong commercial awareness and understand processed related to cost management and forecasting.

  • Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively, particularly to external parties such as the client, their customers and local authorities

EEO/ Minorities/ Disabled/ Females/ Veterans

At Burns & McDonnell qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status. We believe an inclusive culture is necessary to grow a successful and strong organization.

Job Project Management

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 214033 Job Hire Type Experienced