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Burns & McDonnell Senior Building Enclosure Architect - Commissioning (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity for an Architect with a desire to grow personally and professionally, with the desire to help build a national enclosures consulting group.

Be an employee-owner of one of the largest commissioning groups in the country. Bring your talents, creativity, and communications skills to the Burns & McDonnell commissioning team ranked #2 in commissioning by Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine. Our diverse project portfolio, coupled with our nationwide staff’s abilities has enabled us to execute work on mega projects in construction for Federal, Aviation, Manufacturing, & Higher Education clients worldwide.

We are looking for someone who is highly responsive to join our national team to work alongside engineers, architects, construction teams, and owners to empower people and project teams so that they achieve their highest potential for success.

As an employee-owner you will manage client expectations, scopes of work, and resources for all your projects. You will interface with owners and operators to develop a process that meets their goals. You will help build a team of enclosure professionals locally and nationally. We are looking for architects with facilities, construction, or design backgrounds with experience in material science, forensic architecture, enclosure systems, and commissioning.

  • Lead and execute building enclosure consulting, commissioning and retro-commissioning for complex buildings and systems.

  • Work closely with the Commissioning Director and regional commissioning leadership in the successful growth of the Burns & McDonnell enclosure commissioning practice.

  • Lead, develop, recruit and retain high performance team of enclosure commissioning specialists.

  • Facilitate pursuit strategy, capture plan development, go/no-go decisions in order to pre-sell projects before RFP release.

  • Perform commissioning according to ASTM 2813 and NIBS guideline 3.

  • Develop and refine enclosure commissioning and consulting methodologies, tools, and standards in support of an evolving commissioning practice.

  • Collaborate with the National Director, other Commissioning Managers, marketing staff and other Global Practices to identify and analyze business development opportunities that are strategically aligned with the Company’s objectives.

  • Identify target clients for Burns & McDonnell and cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers and contractors to develop business.

  • Write articles and/or make conference presentations for marketing purposes.

  • Cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers and contractors to develop business.

  • Create enclosure diagnostic models in WUFI, WINDOW, and THERM

  • Perform onsite inspections of job sites worldwide.


  • BS or BA in Architectural Engineering, Building Construction Science or BS or BA in Architecture from an NAAB accredited university is required.

  • Registered Architect (RA) License will be preferred.

  • A minimum of 8 years of direct or related experience with building construction sciences, enclosure systems, architectural design, enclosure testing, enclosure commissioning and retro-commissioning.

  • Has an IIBEC certification or has the experience to obtain one in the first year of employment.

  • Actively participate in sales pursuits and proposal development.

  • Has recruited, retained, mentored, and provided feedback to direct reports.

  • Has knowledge of computer simulations such as WUFI, WINDOW, and THERM

  • Experience with new construction commissioning and/or commissioning of new retro-fits.

  • Highly effective communicator with clear and concise writing and presentation skills.

  • Ability to forensically evaluate building enclosure systems and detect and evaluate deficiencies, quantify energy losses, and determine cost.

  • Understanding of different types of stand-alone building enclosure testing equipment and how to use them.

  • Ability to evaluate and troubleshoot building enclosure systems.

  • Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx), Certification in the Commissioning Process or has the experience to obtain one in the first year of employment.

  • Experience developing and managing work plans, schedules and budgets.

  • Experience providing leadership to a diverse project team a plus.

  • Ability to obtain appropriate US government security clearance and/or access to secured client sites.

  • This is a full-time position that typically requires a minimum of 70% travel.


Job Architecture

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 220010