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Burns & McDonnell Senior Project Manager - Energy (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Senior Project Manager will manage and provide expertise to a team of managers and workers in the day-to-day management of project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontractors, suppliers, proposals, estimates, documentation turnover, client relations/management, field staff and other duties required to execute Engineer Procure Construct (EPC), Construction Management, Construction, and Program Management projects. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the successful completion of projects from inception to completion and may perform the role of Senior EPC Project Manager or Senior Program Manager, as well as support and provide guidance to others performing these roles as required by multiple projects.

  • Responsible for the oversight of all direct hire construction staffing for assigned project(s),which includes project labor and supervision requirements to ensure positions are adequately staffed. This includes effectively working with multiple crafts and their business representatives prior to project kickoff and throughout the duration of the project.

  • Adhere to company’s safety programs, training, and policies, as well as promote and manage the Safety & Health performance of project team members and subcontractors.

  • Responsible for successful project execution and timely completion of projects within budget while providing expertise in multiple facets of projects including safety, quality, procurement, construction, environmental compliance, project controls, and public/community relations.

  • May consult with existing and new clients to gain an understanding of the client’s business needs and sell the services of the company.

  • May advise on internal and external project risk reviews and consult with the Legal Department as required.

  • May lead the review, negotiation, approval, and execution of prime contracts, subcontracts, and change orders.

  • Lead the implementation of the Project Execution Plan, including procurement and construction execution, the quality assurance plan, safety & health plan, subcontracting plan, project staffing plan, organization chart, and procurement plan. Includes training of new project team members on the PEP.

  • Oversee development of risk register and communicate to clients.

  • Approve and oversee internal/external risk mitigation communication plan.

  • May oversee client facing proposal efforts.

  • Ensure excellent client relations.

  • Oversee the Safety & Health performance of project team members and subcontractors.

  • Lead and oversee the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support Site Manager with implementation.

  • Analyze for issues and communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead and oversee the downstream request for proposal (RFP) and bid process, and prepare detailed scope of work documents for supplier and subcontractor contracts, including recruiting, prequalifying, evaluating, recommending, and selecting subcontractors, and suppliers. Train new project team members on these processes.

  • Manage downstream contract administration including request for information (RFI’s), submittals, change management, contract closeout, and claims mitigation.

  • Analyze and approve internal and external reports including project scheduling, budgeting, cash flow forecast, and project status reports. Present reports to internal and external executive management as required.

  • Manage Contract, subcontractor, and supplier invoicing process.

  • Audit project documentation.

  • Verify the project and subcontractor insurance, taxes/duties, licensures, and bonding are in place per the project requirements.

  • Conduct project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required.

  • Present at project and corporate meetings.

  • Manage project non-conformance reporting process.

  • Oversee project cost reporting, scheduling, work breakdown structure establishment, project set-up and closeout, and field progress tracking of project activities or program level activities as required. Includes training of new project team members as necessary.

  • Manage the materials receiving and management process, including inventory control, receiving of goods, storage, and transportation.

  • Verify with Superintendents and Site Managers the compliance of subcontractors and client contractors with contract documents, safety & health requirements, quality, and schedule.

  • Communicate financial aspects of projects to executive management, client, and others as required.

  • May direct the project turnover documentation, warranty administration, project closeout, and recordkeeping/retention processes and procedures.

  • May manage communication with governmental, industry, and public entities, and community relations on project-related matters.

  • Lead and participate in project planning, scheduling, estimating, cost development, and establishing critical project objectives.

  • May collaborate with engineering to establish development and distribution of engineering deliverables per project schedule and requirements

  • Review daily construction field reports as necessary.

  • Report all employee relations issues and consult with the appropriate Human Resources Representative to resolve issues in a compliant and consistent manner.

  • May manage the training programs for interns, construction coordinators, and assistant construction project managers, construction project managers, engineers, and support services.

  • Provide performance feedback for each project team member to their respective Department Managers.

  • Manage community and building trades relationships as necessary

  • Lead in the development and implementation of project labor agreements with building trades as required.

  • Onboard craft/field supervision as required.

  • Manage composite crew rates to determine labor and equipment costs.

  • Manage staffing on projects.

  • Maintain accurate craft classifications and craft progression records.

  • Uphold craft competency and training standards.

  • Estimate, forecast and manage craft install unit rates.

  • Manage earned value, schedule, change management and cost metrics.

  • May mentor and foster craft training and identify advancement opportunities.

  • Manage construction equipment to ensure adequate inventory to complete projects.

  • May be assigned to a project site as required.

  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction, Construction Management, Engineering, Program Management or a related field.

  • Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 18 years relevant project management experience in the construction or large program management industry.

  • Achieve Level 14 billing level.

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

  • Strong experience with document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

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

  • Multiple years of experience on construction project sites or executing program management in the industries of aviation, commercial, energy, government, manufacturing, oil & gas, process, transmission & distribution, or water is preferred.

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

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


  • Work locations could include office-based or construction jobsites ranging from commercial to heavy industrial environments that include working in adverse climates, and extensive walking, requiring stairs, passenger use of personal hoists, negotiating work areas under construction, climbing permanent and temporary ladders, occasional lifting or moving objects up to 50 pounds. Must be able to sit, talk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and bend. Specific vision abilities required for this job includes: close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear and perceive the nature of sounds by ear. Must be able to safely operate motor vehicles. May at times need to access confined spaces or work locations at elevation requiring utilization of respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus, and/or fall protection.

Projects require occasional long hours and infrequent days off, occasional night shifts or moderate to long periods of working consecutive nights.


  • Comprehension - ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.

  • Organization - ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology.

  • Reasoning and Decision Making - ability to apply common sense and previous experience in performing job.

  • Communication - ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines, and be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with clients, superiors, subordinates, coworkers, general public, contractors, suppliers, and any other individuals necessary to conduct business.

  • Mathematics - perform basic arithmetic and accounting functions.

  • Leadership - must be able to take ownership and accountability for tasks and actions assigned, as well as maintain creativity where applicable in identifying solutions.

  • Other - ability to adapt, analyze, assess, calculate, make decisions, dependable, exercise good judgment, organize, prioritize, read, memorize, social skills, stress control and solve problems.

Schedule and Work Activities:

  • The base work schedule will be a minimum of a five (5) day work week (Monday through Friday) with some exceptions based on the office or project location. Periodic weekend work and extended work days may be required. Business travel after regular work hours will be required. Night shift work may be required to support project execution.


  • Up to 50% travel is required as necessary to support the execution of projects, training and other corporate requirements. Travel may extend over weekends and holidays. High probability of extended periods of travel may be required to support project execution for duration of project/program. Frequency of travel will vary based on the different project needs. Travel on short notice may be required.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 234051 Job Hire Type Experienced