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Burns & McDonnell Senior Regional Security Strategist - Corporate Security (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Senior Regional Security Strategist is responsible for day to day company security operations, including Physical security operations for Burns & McDonnell facilities, project offices, and physical campus security assessments. This position will provide security for large meetings, company-sponsored events and symposiums and will manage security awareness activities, workplace violence mitigation and travel security programs. The Senior Regional Security Strategist will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and local stakeholders to mitigate risk, respond to incidents, and maintain a secure environment for our employees, assets and operations.

  • Conduct regular threat, risk and vulnerability assessments of physical company properties as well as analyze current events and surrounding environments in order to make recommendations for security mitigations and enhancements.

  • Develop, implement, and support corporate security strategy though implementation of policies and procedures at assigned regional corporate offices.

  • Partner with and support Business Continuity and Crisis Management teams with the development, communication, and training of program initiatives.

  • Conduct security and crisis management training for office management teams and employees assigned to corporate offices within their region.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with local law enforcement, first responders and security networking organizations within assigned region.

  • Identify physical security risks and work with local office management and corporate security teams to formulate mitigation plans.

  • Research, Implement and maintain compliance for existing and new local, state, federal, and international security regulations.

  • Lead facilitation with international project related travel security briefs and implementation of security mitigation measures in assigned regions for employees traveling internationally or on an international assignment.

  • Support emergency response through first responder actions when physically present at an office.

  • Oversee investigations related to the physical security of assigned region. Resolves, documents, and tracks all security related incidents that occurs within their assigned region.

  • Partner with the Integrated Electronic Security Team in the maintenance and ongoing system testing of all integrated security systems at all Burns & McDonnell assigned facilities and consult on the design and installation of new or expanded systems through office remodel projects.

  • Manage third-party vendor relationships specific to assigned region as well as liaison with corporate vendor managers to ensure compliance with company standards.

  • Partner with Corporate Services departments, to include Human Resources, Accounting and Legal, with investigations as applicable.

  • Liaison between Corporate Security and their assigned regions Corporate Leadership, Corporate Safety, Human Resources, and Facilities Management Teams.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, Security Management or related field and 8 years experience in a corporate security environment, physical security, military service, guard force management or related field Required

  • Working knowledge of how to conduct threat risk and vulnerability assessments for corporate facilities

  • Working knowledge of how to conduct physical security analysis pertaining to current events apply security mitigations to protect persons and property.

  • Working knowledge of mass notification, crisis communication, and travel risk management systems strongly preferred.

  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills to interact with multiple customers with differing needs based on business impacts.

  • Must have advanced knowledge in the use of basic computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Strong leadership skills including effective oral and written communication, issue resolution, negotiation, motivating others, collaborative, team player, ability to deal with obstacles and partner with senior management to identify and solve problems

  • Demonstrated proficiency technology, ability to learn company specific integrated security systems at an operator level (Access Control, CCTV, Intrusion Detection)

  • Hold one or more of the following ASIS Board Certification as a Physical Security Professional (PSP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – Or ability to obtain within first twelve months of employment.

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


Job Administrative/Office Support

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241827

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-SN #COR N/A