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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Transmission & Distribution (Multiple Locations, UK) in Glasgow, 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 10,000 professionals working in 55 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 projects across the UK. This role will fit within our EPC Group in the UK and be an integral part of the EPC delivery function. The role will be to manage projects of various sizes, working for our certified EPC Senior Project Managers following the Burns & McDonnell project execution systems and processes in the UK and US. The EPC PM will also support the front-end bidding activity as well as project execution through our construction and delivery supply chain partners.

We are working on a range of projects across the energy transmission sector, supporting the UK to transition to a low carbon future with significant gigawatts of renewable electricity on the national grid. Our focus is on high voltage substations with some limited overhead and underground systems. 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.

This role will be a key part of our UK EPC delivery group, bringing experience in managing the execution of projects for Transmission Network Owners. The initial geographical coverage will be England (and Wales) delivering substation projects for National Grid. The key tasks and responsibilities are as follows:

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Lead on all aspects of safety and CDM compliance and understanding for EPC projects in your portfolio.

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of project execution for EPC Transmission projects.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with clients for projects you are responsible for.

  • Responsible for the profit and loss of individual projects, the successful completion of projects within specified dates, and establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the client, subcontractors, and project stakeholders.

  • Support the preparation of EPC proposals and presentations.

  • Provide overall project management of EPC projects from concept to completion including coordinating the work of the support teams in engineering and procurement. The role will lead on value engineering and constructability reviews, and provide construction management oversight.

  • Drive project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs working with the in-house project controls team and commercial team.

  • Manage project resourcing and advice on subcontractor and supply chain selection, working with the Senior Project Managers, Supply Chain Manager, and Construction Manager.

  • Support internal risk review process and approvals.

  • Develop the project execution plans and other contract documents.

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

  • Provide regular reports on EPC project progress, cost and schedule, procurement, safety, environmental, risks, and other relevant issues.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Senior Project Manager(s) or Contract/Framework Managers in the UK.

  • Lead and oversee all aspects of project execution under your portfolio in the UK.

  • Help to build a world-class project management capability in UKO and assist to recruit project staff as we grow the business.

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

  • 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.

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a project team.

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

  • Personal professional development and partaking in professional bodies and industry groups.

  • Mentoring others within the team.


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

  • Minimum of 7 years of transmission project experience with at least 4 years substation-related project management experience.

Relevant Professional Qualification / Accreditation

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills and stakeholder management skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to travel.

  • IT literate, with good knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications.

  • Membership of a relevant industry body including professional registration preferred, e.g. The IET, ICE.

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


Job Project Management

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Other Locations GB-Glasgow, UK-Glasgow

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240842

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JA #UKO