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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Project Manager – Aviation Commercial Fueling (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs, and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful. We are proud to be honored locally, regionally, and nationally as a Best Place to Work. Be a part of an energy-filled workplace that pays for performance, where you can invest in a meaningful career.

Burns & McDonnell is considered the leading consultant in the aircraft fueling industry. We are engaged in high visibility projects, both large and small, at major airports and military bases worldwide. Additionally, the fueling business line executes projects for aviation, federal, transport truck and car rental clients, including marine loading facilities, pipeline terminals, truck loading facilities and commercial gasoline stations.

Burns & McDonnell is looking for an energetic person with a high level of initiative to assist in managing aircraft fueling projects. The Assistant Project Manager provides assistance in the development and execution of design and construction efforts for either the design-bid-build (DBB) and/or the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) delivery of Aviation type projects. Mechanical Piping or Electrical Controls experience is a plus. Coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project of moderate to large scope or a combination of smaller projects. Provides information and coordination with clients and other external entities. May assist in contract preparation and management of execution. Drives project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives. Plays a key role in the proposal effort and manages the project through close-out. Other duties as assigned.

Specific duties include:

  • Assist with contracts, subcontracts, and change orders.

  • Review, evaluate and implement multiple project specifications, drawing releases and design changes.

  • Assemble project teams, coordinate activities of multiple Global Practices/disciplines, and facilitate the efficient cost-effective utilization of staff while adhering to contractual and performance requirements.

  • Track Safety & Health performance of project team members and Subcontractors.

  • Communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders.

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

  • For EPC Projects, assist in developing and implementing Project Execution Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Safety & Health Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Procurement Plan

  • Assist in the subcontract bid process and prepare detailed scope of work documents for Supplier and Subcontract contracts, including recruiting, prequalifying and selecting Subcontractors.

  • Assist in Subcontractor change management and claims mitigation process.

  • Assist in Prime Contract, Subcontractor invoicing process.

  • Assist in the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support Site Manager with implementation.

  • Implement, audit, and oversee the project documentation and filing systems.

  • Implement and validate project and Subcontractor insurance, taxes/duties, licensures, and bonding are in place per the project requirements.

  • Direct the securing of applicable project permits.

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

  • Assist with project and corporate meetings as needed. Generate Meeting Minutes.

  • Assist in the project turnover documentation, warranty administration, project closeout, and record keeping/retention processes and procedures.

  • Recruit and participate in project team member interviews.

  • Direct compliance with company policies in all project aspects.

Assist with community and building trades relationships as necessary.


  • A qualified candidate for this position will possess a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or relevant degree.

  • 5 years of applicable experience required.

  • Knowledge in EPC projects including engineering, procurement, project controls, QA/QC, health and safety, field construction management, etc. is preferred but not necessary.

  • Experience in a construction field environment.

  • Added benefit to have Petroleum or fueling experience but not necessary.

  • Aviation experience would also be preferred but not necessary.

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills as well as analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficient with Windows-based platform, computer skills; document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software.

  • Completion of/or ability to obtain OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30 Construction Outreach Safety Training Course.

  • This position requires travel to various locations; a valid driver's license is required.

  • This position requires a basic understanding of Accounting Principles.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 235055 Job Hire Type Experienced