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Burns & McDonnell Senior Civil Roadway Project Manager - Transportation (Detroit) in Detroit, Michigan


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a Transportation Project Manager to join our rapidly growing Transportation Practice. Our ideal candidate will be someone with excellent client interaction skills who can manage and lead roadway design teams for projects both locally and across the nation from our Detroit office!

In this position, you will be a key part of a seller/doer team and you will manage all aspects of projects from business development, scope and fee development, staffing plan development, project oversight, quality management and financial performance responsibilities.


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

  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians to manage the design of roadway and bridge projects including geometric design of roadways & interchanges, drainage design, utility coordination, and traffic control plan development.

  • Client development, maintenance, and management; contract preparation and negotiation; coordination with regulatory agencies; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and the establishment of critical project objectives and performances.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

  • Minimum of 7 years related experience.

  • Candidate must be a Michigan licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

  • General business and financial calculation knowledge.

  • Knowledge of transportation design guides including the AASHTO Greenbook, the Roadside Design Guide, and MUTCD.

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills.

  • Past roadway design project management experience for municipal and DOT clients. Experience managing major interstate and interchange projects a plus.

  • Client contacts with MDOT and/or collar counties and Detroit preferred.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MI-Detroit

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 240389

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JN #TRN