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Burns & McDonnell Aviation Airport Design Project Manager - (Fort Lauderdale) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. We plan, design and build projects for aviation clients, with experience working at more than 350 airports in the United States and around the world. We have the ability to deliver both design and construction of aviation facilities, providing services for a range of projects, including terminals, hangars, fueling facilities, airfield pavements, airfield lighting and jet engine test facilities. We are also proud to be honored locally, regionally, and nationally as a Best Place to Work. Be a part of an energy-filled workplace that pays for performance, where you can invest in a meaningful career.

Burns & McDonnell is looking for an energetic person with a high level of initiative to manage projects with a focus on airport infrastructure at large-hub commercial airports in support of our projects in South Florida. Our Project Managers are seller-doers who develop and maintain client relationships and market sectors, with the responsibility for coordinating and leading project teams to deliver quality projects that make our clients successful. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in airport infrastructure project designs. Experience in other types of aviation projects such as terminals, hangars, utilities, fueling facilities, airfield lighting and jet engine test facilities is a benefit.

Initial responsibilities will involve day-to-day management of multi-discipline design projects, including developing cost and technical proposals, coordinating design efforts, managing schedules and budgets, and managing client expectations and client satisfaction. This Project Manager will be responsible for the successful completion of larger and smaller value projects as part of an annual portfolio of projects. Additionally, this Project Manager will:

  • Work to grow relationships and market share in their areas of expertise.

  • Develop and maintain client and partner relationships through building trust and providing high levels of service.

  • Plan, coordinate, communicate and facilitate activities of several disciplines on multiple projects from concept through completion.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and partners.

  • Manage project delivery, including scoping, budgeting, maintaining schedules, meeting budget objectives, communicating and meeting deadlines.

  • Promote safe work environments.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, and/or construction management or equivalent years of relevant experience.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience, 12 years preferred.

  • Minimum 5 or more years managing airport and/or airline projects, preferably with a focus on airport infrastructure.

  • Customer-focused with good relationship-building and conflict-resolution skills.

  • Ability to make thoughtful, informative and persuasive presentations to clients.

  • Ability to represent Burns & McDonnell in a professional, competent manner.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong leadership, problem-solving skills and project finance skills.

  • Solid understanding of FAA criteria is required.

  • Professional Registration preferred.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-FL-Fort Lauderdale

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 225612 Job Hire Type Experienced