Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Municipal Water / Wastewater (Los Angeles, Brea, San Diego) in Los Angeles, California
Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company with a 123-year history in the water/wastewater business. Our southern California office is looking for highly driven and collaborative employee owners who have excellent client and team interaction skills and who can manage and lead design teams for a wide range of water and wastewater projects. In this position, you will help with the pursuit and management of various water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment projects. The ideal candidate possesses both the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to lead and mentor a team of project engineers.
The Project Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of work on assigned projects. This includes project safety, coordinating the design efforts of multi-discipline design teams, managing schedules and budgets, developing cost and technical proposals, contract negotiation, risk identification and management, client development, managing client expectations and overall client satisfaction.
Lead and coordinate municipal water and/or wastewater projects with sizes ranging from large-scale infrastructure to small-scale studies.
Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians on the design of municipal water and/or wastewater treatment facilities and contractors and construction staff on design/build projects from concept to completion including overall safety, siting, environmental, permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, project controls, bid phase services, procurement, constructability reviews, material management, and closeout.
Develop and monitor project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs.
Understand and apply conventional and advanced treatment technologies to solve complex water quality challenges for clients in Colorado and the western states.
Mentor less experienced staff and serve as a leader.
Perform client management duties for existing clients; utilize business development skills to lead proposals, win new projects, and increase the existing client base.
Perform project management duties, including overall project planning, budgeting, and scheduling. Establish and meet critical project objectives and performance metrics. Serve as the primary point of contact with clients regarding efforts such as client coordination, strategic planning, master scope management, budget finances, subcontracting, project staffing, environmental compliance, facility support and schedule attainment.
Coordinate and communicate with the internal project team, client staff and stakeholders, and regulatory agencies.
Participate in and potentially lead internal and external project risk reviews. Consult with Legal Department as required.
Review and negotiate contracts.
Manage internal project financials, providing detailed, accurate project cost forecasts and accruals to client(s) and Global Practice leadership.
Plan, organize and communicate project personnel needs to department management; coordinate activities of multiple disciplines and ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.
Provide performance feedback for project team members as appropriate.
Develop and implement project policies and procedures, establish project controls systems, and implement the project execution plan.
Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to the client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.
Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule metrics, procurement issues, safety or environmental concerns, design questions, potential impacts, and any issues requiring additional support
Be visible in the regional water and wastewater marketplace through leadership and participation in professional organizations.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field from an accredited program.
Minimum of 7 years of related experience in design engineering, including 3 or more years of experience managing engineering projects. Completion of a master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
Demonstrated success in project management.
Proven ability to develop business and establish relationships with clients.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.
Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.
Ability to handle large volumes of work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.
Ability to influence, lead and manage change thoughtfully and positively.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
Strong experience with document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software.
Previous consulting experience preferred.
Professional Registration preferred.
Expected compensation range:
$140,000 - 345,000
The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.
Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.
Job Project Management
Primary Location US-CA-Brea
Other Locations US-CA-San Diego, US-CA-Los Angeles
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 231147 Job Hire Type Experienced