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Burns & McDonnell Remediation Project Manager - Environmental Services (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell’s regional operation in Chicago is seeking a self-motivated, senior-level environmental remediation Project Manager to join its team of talented and successful environmental professionals. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous other cities in the United States.

The Remediation Project Manager will lead project teams serving a portfolio of well-established clients and projects in multiple market sectors. Leadership responsibilities will include project management, technical leadership, and client relationship development and maintenance.

The successful candidate should possess a diverse investigation and remedial design background, project/program management skills, regulatory knowledge (RCRA/CERCLA) and significant experience with remedial technologies to optimize site closure. Experience in successful execution of subsurface and sediment investigations, including development of conceptual models is a plus. Existing client relationships are a plus. Travel is required and professional registration (PE or CPG) is preferred.

  • Responsible for preparing scopes of work, cost estimates and proposals for small and large investigation/remediation major projects.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members and coordinate departmental project studies, reports or project design assignments.

  • Project implementation, QA/QC, project scheduling and budget management.

  • Some marketing and business development responsibilities will be required and regular meeting and correspondence with clients, agencies, subcontractors or outside personnel will be required.

  • Lead preparation of work plans, investigation reports, feasibility studies, remedial design and implementation for CERCLA, RCRA, and other state lead programs.

  • Experience or understanding of data management tools and visualization models or technologies.

  • Manage technical aspects of investigation and remediation projects, potentially including design-build or Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) approaches to remedial construction.

  • Manage individual projects and supervise and coordinate multidisciplinary project teams.

  • Participate in business planning and business development efforts to support the growth of the Chicago-based environmental practice across the Midwest.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in engineering, geology, environmental science or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience investigating and remediating environmental sites experience, with 10 years of experience highly preferred. Project management experience is preferred.

  • Strong understanding and current knowledge of applicable remediation technologies and techniques.

  • Report, design, and bid package preparation experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage technical projects and lead remediation design efforts.

  • 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.

  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of project-related matters.

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


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-IL-Downers Grove

Other Locations US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 232960

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS