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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Project Manager - Transmission & Distribution (Motherwell, UK) in Motherwell, United Kingdom


Chart your own course and change the world — with the support of people whose interests are aligned with yours. At Burns & McDonnell, opportunity is waiting. We’re looking for people with big ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. It’s those kinds of people who’ve helped us grow from a small consulting business back in 1898 to a global leader in engineering, architecture and construction solutions. Today, we’re a thriving company with 10,000 professionals working in 50 offices worldwide and recognised as a leader in Transmission & Distribution.

To succeed in this role the successful candidate will have experience of delivering projects for our electricity transmission clients within our existing frameworks. This includes some understanding of the processes for design, construction and commissioning. You will be an excellent team player with demonstrable learning ability.

Technical responsibilities:

  • Understand aspects of safety and CDM compliance and understanding for EPC projects

  • Understand the mechanisms for the profit and loss of individual projects, the successful completion of projects within specified dates, and establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the client, contractors and project stakeholders

  • Have an understanding of environmental issues associated with construction and how to mitigate them through the project lifecycle.

  • Have an understanding of sustainability issues, including client goals, associated with construction and how to mitigate them through the project lifecycle.

  • Support the preparation of EPC proposals

  • Provide project management support to EPC projects from concept to completion including coordinating the work of the support teams in estimating, engineering and procurement.

  • The role will support on value engineering and constructability reviews, provide construction management oversight including project controls

  • Understand and support schedules, manage scope, and control project costs

  • Support resourcing and contractor and supply chain management

  • Support internal project financials, resourcing, legal coordination, risk management

  • Confirm deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction

  • Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule, procurement, safety, environmental, other risk and any issues requiring office support.

  • Support the risk management process at project level

  • Have some knowledge of relevant industry regulation, standards and protocols

  • Developing a thorough understanding of client requirements to deliver appropriate solutions and ability to articulate these to clients

Functional Responsibilities

  • Report to a Senior Project Manager

  • Develop bid stage technical solutions with partners and engineering team

  • Interact in a professional manner with clients and colleagues to achieve project objectives

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and conflicting deadlines

  • Will recognize the requirement and have the flexibility to meet the needs of a rapidly growing business

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a project team

  • Interact with clients and colleagues to achieve project objectives

  • Understand the Company Health & Safety and Environmental (SHE) Policies and Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company’s operations and ensure the requirements are implemented.

  • Produce reports or provide information in a timely manner

  • To maintain own levels of skill and knowledge to do the job effectively

  • To support our clients and ensure KPIs are met or exceeded.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited program and 5 years of applicable experience.

  • Excellent written, graphical & verbal communication skills with the ability to convey messages clearly to clients and team members.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding work environment, ability to work additional hours on short notice,

  • High proficiency using Microsoft Office.

  • Experience of Primavera Contract Manager or similar change management software is preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Owner's, Contractors, Project Managers, Engineers, Designers and Sub-contractors) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Be capable of navigating and interrogating 3D multi-discipline models and other deliverables to assess completeness, level of detail and co-ordination between disciplines, relative to the Scope of Services during and at the completion of each work stage.

Behavioural Competences:

  • Maintain a passion for making our clients successful and delivering superior customer service.

  • Pro-active in building knowledge and understanding of the industry.

  • Possess a strong attention to details and be able to effectively take direction from an immediate supervisor.

  • Be able to rapidly assess any situation and make an educated and informed decisions.

  • Operate with integrity.

  • Lead by example practicing and exemplifying the qualities you expect in your team.

  • Be focused on continual improvement.


Job Project Management

Primary Location GB-Motherwell, UK-Motherwell

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 235133 Job Hire Type Experienced