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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Transportation (Omaha) in Omaha, Nebraska


It’s a great time to be a transportation project manager at Burns & McDonnell.

Experienced transportation professionals are in high demand, so we work hard to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. If you are a proven transportation project manager, welcome home to a team that will appreciate your ambition and provide you with the tools and resources you need to deliver critical infrastructure in Nebraska and across the nation.

We are looking for an experienced project manager who wants to…

  • Deliver a range of roadway projects, from complete streets to interchanges, always looking for better ways to serve our clients and grow your skills and portfolio.

  • Manage projects that require diverse services, knowing we have 10,000 engineers, scientists, technologists and communication professionals to support nearly any project task.

  • Bring outstanding creative, technical and interpersonal skills to lead teams through challenging designs and schedules, taking pride in a job well done and the people you mentor along the way.

  • Discover and implement innovative solutions for projects and processes, collaborating with experienced designers and an in-house construction team that works on the front lines every day.

  • Communicate clearly with clients and stakeholders, translating complex concepts and inspiring enthusiasm for the important work we deliver to our communities.

  • Bring lessons learned to help clients understand the schedule and budget impacts of design decisions, trusting that your honest input is valued and important to our mutual success.

  • Lead teams where accountability, flexibility and organization are important. Success is in the details.

If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to tell you more about our plans for continued growth in Nebraska!

Burns & McDonnell provides project managers with…

  • An employee-owned culture where everyone has a stake in our success. Being 100% employee-owned means we are all driven to find remarkable solutions for our clients. You will have ownership in a firm that leads multiple categories in ENR’s Industry Rankings, has a 85% repeat-business rate, and maintains 93% employee retention.

  • The resources to win and deliver complex roadway projects. Burns & McDonnell has a deep bench and a strong portfolio of high-profile transportation projects throughout the country. You will manage multi-disciplined teams of engineers and technicians to deliver roadway and interchange projects, including geometric design, drainage design, utility coordination and traffic control plans. You will also work closely with our in-house construction, environmental, technology, planning and stakeholder engagement teams to provide clients with a full suite of services to make their projects successful.

  • Career and professional development opportunities. Our project managers serve as our main representatives with clients and subconsultants, so we value and invest in their development. We will provide the right tools and training to help you build strong relationships and give you wide-ranging responsibilities for selling and delivering work, including client development, maintenance, and management; contract preparation and negotiation; coordination with regulatory agencies; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and establishment of critical project objectives.

  • A work environment where safety is first. Burns & McDonnell’s safety statistics are considerably better than industry averages. Our professionals adhere to extensive safety programs, training and policies, as well as promote and manage the safety and health performance of project team members and subcontractors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field from an ABET accredited program.

  • Minimum of 7 years related experience.

  • Candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

  • General business and financial calculation knowledge.

  • Knowledge of transportation design guides including the AASHTO Greenbook, the Roadside Design Guide, and MUTCD.

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, Microsoft Project, and P6.

  • Past roadway design project management experience for municipal and DOT clients. Experience managing major interstate and interchange projects a plus.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-NE-Omaha

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 213312 Job Hire Type Experienced