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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Sustainability Services (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Project Manager that will lead, scope, and coordinate sustainability program opportunities across Burns and McDonnell’s wide range of clients. This role will be key to coordinating, implementing, and managing Burns & McDonnell’s wide range of Sustainability Services.

  • Lead the sustainability, environmental, social and corporate governance planning services for our clients. This includes strategy development, materiality assessments, metrics.

  • Work with a team of sustainability solutions engineers, scientists and communications specialists to plan and implement sustainable projects to meet our client’s goals.

  • Assist with preparing marketing materials for overall implementation of the marketing/communications strategy for sustainability to broaden the brand both internally and externally.

  • Participate and lead sustainability planning sessions with our clients and develop plans to assist with plans to achieve their net zero, sustainability, ESG and other goals.

  • Assist clients with development of Science Based Targets

  • Provide detailed information on various ESG reporting programs to support their sustainability goals and reporting.

  • Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business to grow. Lead and partner with clients in developing sustainability strategies.

  • Deep understanding of current sustainability challenges in the retail/consumer goods industry with proven track record of providing solutions to clients.

  • Leverage existing relationships to support the growth of Sustainability and ESG opportunities throughout the world, concentrating on North America in the short term.

  • Prepare proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads.

  • Build and support relationships with regulatory entities, vendors and product/service companies.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in sustainability, environmental policy, climate change, planning, environmental engineering or related field. Master's Degree preferred.

  • 7 years of experience in Sustainability and ESG planning arena, preferably as a consultant, but will also consider industry experience. 10 years of experience highly preferred.

  • 10 years’ experience in managing projects preferred.

  • Experienced in sustainability and/or climate resilience planning

  • Experienced with the design and implementation of sustainability programs such as energy, air emissions, waste and water.

  • Leadership experience including business development, proposal development, and project management.

  • Must be experienced in performing exciting informative presentations and having open dialogue with clients.

  • Understanding of pertinent accreditations in sustainability and carbon emissions a plus.

  • Knowledge of GHG Protocol and general corporate sustainability reporting topics.

  • Good broad understanding of sustainability topics including climate resilience, emerging technologies and renewables, zero waste planning, net zero and implementation

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 225607