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Burns & McDonnell Fire Protection Project Manager - Aviation & Federal in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned engineering, construction, and consulting firm. We are seeking an energetic person with a high level of initiative to market, manage, and perform fire protection specific projects. Fire protection is a broad, exciting, and fast-growing discipline offering excellent opportunity for growth. This individual will support a larger fire protection team with a focus on leading project development in a growing fire protection specific business line. 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 fire protection and project management.

Initial responsibilities will involve day-to-day marketing and management of fire protection specific projects which may include a multi-discipline design team, developing cost and technical proposals, contract negotiation, coordinating design efforts, managing schedules and budgets, client development, and managing client expectations and client satisfaction.

This Fire Protection 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 Fire Protection Project Manager will:

  • Work to grow relationships and market share in the fire protection segment.

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

  • Promote safe work environments.


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

  • Minimum 7 years related experience, 12 years preferred, including 3 or more years delivering projects specifically focused on fire protection.

  • 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 analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Professional registration (PE) or industry-related certifications (NICET) preferred.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 230347 Job Hire Type Experienced