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Burns & McDonnell Program Manager - Transmission & Distribution (Houston) in Houston, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is proud to be the market leader in providing program management services to the electric utility industry. We are seeking a Program Manager in our Houston, Texas office. The ideal candidate will have a safety-first mindset, be dedicated to making their clients and teams successful, and take an entrepreneurial approach to their job.

The Program Manager is responsible for leading diverse teams in the successful delivery of complex programs, from inception through final close-out, including the development and implementation of processes, procedures, strategy, execution plans, resource planning, risk management, and reporting tools.

The Program Manager will lead energy infrastructure / transmission and distribution-related programs in a dynamic and profitable manner based on Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety, and overall outstanding service.

Program Manager Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of programs that achieve our client’s objectives

  • Provide leadership to the Program team; direct and coordinate the work of a multi-disciplined team and ensure the efficient and cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Manage Program budget and expenditure of funds.

  • Drive systems integration and the implementation of data collection, data management, data analytics and reporting tools to drive efficiency in reporting to enable strategic decisions regarding program budgets and schedule risks.

  • Achieve stated targets and standards for the Program financial performance.

  • Present monthly financial information to leadership including program revenue forecasts.

  • Support strategies for cross-selling engineering services across the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Additional applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant project/program management experience in the construction industry leading multi-discipline teams that have executed and managed power transmission & distribution projects/programs greater than $250 million preferred.

  • Strong experience in client and business development.

  • Expert experience in managing projects, which includes proposal development, contract negotiations, project planning, project controls, system integration, owner’s engineering, real estate acquisition, permitting, environmental compliance, construction management, design team coordination & communication, budgeting, schedule management, and client coordination.

  • Ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage project and program teams.

  • Expert facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).

  • Ability to handle large volumes of work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • A basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is required.

  • Extensive travel and/or temporary or permanent relocation to the project location will be required.

  • Must be able to meet the company's driving requirements.

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


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 235047

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-EF #T&D N/A