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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager – Aerospace & Industrial (Multiple Locations) in Newton, Massachusetts


Burns & McDonnell is looking for an Aerospace & Industrial Industry Leader that will be responsible for helping drive the strategic growth of our northeast aerospace & industrial business. They will focus on developing business, building engineering and construction capabilities, and managing projects the industry. The individual will grow the firm’s design-build business in the aerospace industry in the northeast. This includes helping to grow the practice in a dynamic and profitable manner based on Burns & McDonnell’s core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety, and overall outstanding service.

Specific areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Serve as project manager on key projects.

  • Assist in the development of already established clients and new clients.

  • Assist in the development and organization of a focused sales approach strategy.

  • Identify project opportunities early and facilitate go/no-go decisions in cooperation the with office and practice leadership

  • Develop relationships with other consultants and contractors to build possible teaming arrangements for large pursuits.

  • Assist in contract and negotiations process for projects after selection

  • Assist in the development of a long-term strategic plan for the growth and sustainability of the business.

  • Initiate and lead proposal development and production.

  • Must be able to maximize profit and billable hours on projects and achieve the stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Assist in recruitment, development, and retention of staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited curriculum.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience, preferred experience managing projects within the aerospace & industrial industry.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage work plans, schedules and budgets and provide leadership to a diverse project team.

  • Ability to develop business with new clients.

  • Flexibility to travel 25%-50% of the time.

  • Strong understanding of the design-build contracting methodology and prior experience completing design-build projects.

  • Must be well versed in contract negotiation.

  • Strong communication abilities exhibited by developed client relationships. Ability to quickly build long-term connections with internal and external clients.

  • Must carry strong interpersonal and communication skills and display a positive can-do attitude both internally and externally.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MA-Newton

Other Locations US-NJ-Morristown

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 230307 Job Hire Type Experienced