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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager (Bridges) - Transportation (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


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. Our transportation practice is seeking a Project Manager (Bridges) to join our Kansas City, Missouri office. Opportunities in our other offices are available to the right candidate.

The Project Manager (Bridges) will lead structural design project teams and also be a key part of our seller/doer approach to project delivery. Our ideal candidate is someone who can independently manage all aspects of projects from business development, scope and fee development, staffing plan development, project oversight, quality management and financial performance.


Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians to manage bridge projects and complex structural designs.

  • Client development and management. Maintain client relationships and engage in marketing activities such as proposal writing.

  • Contract preparation and negotiation; scope and fee development.

  • Project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and the establishment of critical project financial objectives and performances.

  • Lead bridge production teams through the design and construction plan process, adapting structural plans according to budget constraints, design factors and client needs.

  • Responsible for design quality and accuracy of engineering plans within desired budget and scope.

  • Makes independent decisions on engineering problems and selects appropriate structural solutions that are cost effective and constructible.

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and technical experience to tackle uncommon and complex structural configurations, while mentoring others in the process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering. Master’s degree with an emphasis in structural engineering strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years experience on a variety of engineering projects.

  • The candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). Licensed Structural Engineer (SE) or on track to take the SE exam is desirable.

  • Experience managing bridge projects and tracking financial performance of projects.

  • Candidate must possess advanced technical proficiency, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving ability.

  • Extensive experience designing steel plate girder and prestressed concrete girder bridges is required.

  • Experience executing engineering designs with aid of software such as LEAP, MDX, RISA, MIDAS or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of CADD software including Bentley MicroStation.

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


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 240749

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JN #TRN