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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Municipal Water / Wastewater (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company with a 123-year history in the water/wastewater business.

Our Denver office is looking for highly driven and collaborative employee owners who have excellent client and team interaction skills and who can manage and lead design teams for a wide range of water and wastewater projects. In this position, you will help with the pursuit and management of various water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment projects. The ideal candidate possesses both the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to lead and mentor a team of project engineers.


  • Lead and coordinate municipal water and/or wastewater projects with sizes ranging from large-scale infrastructure to small-scale studies.

  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians on the design of municipal water and/or wastewater treatment facilities and contractors and construction staff on design/build projects.

  • Understand and apply conventional and advanced treatment technologies to solve complex water quality challenges for clients in Colorado and the western states.

  • Mentor less experienced staff and serve as a leader.

  • Perform client management duties for existing clients; utilize business development skills to lead proposals, win new projects, and increase the existing client base.

  • Perform project management duties, including overall project planning, budgeting, and scheduling. Establish and meet critical project objectives and performance metrics.

  • Coordinate and communicate with the internal project team, client staff and stakeholders, and regulatory agencies.

  • Review and negotiate contracts.

  • Plan, organize and communicate project personnel needs to department management.

  • Be visible in the regional water and wastewater marketplace through leadership and participation in professional organizations.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field from an accredited curriculum.

  • Minimum seven (7) years of related experience, including three or more years, managing engineering or architectural projects; preferably in the design and construction of municipal water and/or wastewater treatment facilities, including experience managing a variety of water and/or wastewater projects with full responsibility for the budget, schedule, contractual obligations, client service, and quality standards.

  • Candidate must be a team player and have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • A self-driven individual with municipal water or wastewater process and plant facilities background and the willingness to take on new challenges is preferred.

  • If drinking water focused background, ideal candidate has experience in conventional pretreatment and filtration, as well as membranes, hydraulics, chemical feed systems, alternate disinfection systems, and residuals handling preferred.

  • If wastewater focused background, ideal candidate has experience in preliminary treatment, primary treatment, biological treatment (including BNR), disinfection, hydraulics, and solids processing and handling preferred.

  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Existing relationships with local and statewide municipal and private clients preferred.

  • Previous consulting experience preferred.

  • Previous design-build experience preferred.

  • Active history in professional associations preferred.

  • Professional engineer license or the ability to obtain within the first six (6) months is preferred.

Compensation Range


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.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 230133 Job Hire Type Experienced