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Burns & McDonnell Environmental Services Department Manager (Phoenix) in Phoenix, Arizona


The Environmental Services Department Manager is within the Southwest Region of the Environmental Services Division at Burns & McDonnell. The position is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of a department. This includes supporting and executing business strategy, developing high performance teams, and promoting the Burns & McDonnell culture, values, and mission. The Department Manager will lead the department in a dynamic and profitable manner based on Burns & McDonnell's core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety, and overall outstanding service.

Job Duties:

  • Provide leadership to the team; direct and coordinate work assignments and review performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Responsible for profitable growth of the department; ensuring staff levels, staff loading, and staff assignments meet project requirements while maintaining billable goals.

  • Implement, apply, and support company, global practice and/or regional office programs and initiatives; successfully navigating and managing change within the section.

  • Provide expert level technical, design guidance and support.

  • Achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Manage department budget and expenditure of funds.

  • Prepare and present workload and monthly financial reports to global practice or regional management and applicable project managers.

  • Recruitment, development, training, and retention of staff.

  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluation for department staff.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the department.

  • Responsible for interpreting policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to staff.

  • Responsible for collaborating with business development managers, business line leads, project managers, and proposal production staff on proposals to secure work for staff.

  • Responsible for overall QA/QC process adherence.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Comply with all policies and standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related degree from accredited program.

  • 7 years (12 year preferred) of related professional experience in project management and technical services on environmental projects.

  • Previous leadership and/or management experience is preferable.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Position requires the ability to influence, lead, and manage change thoughtfully and positively.

  • Must possess strong project management skills and a strategic perspective.

  • Must be expert in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrated strong relationships within the environmental industry throughout the southwestern U.S. and nationally (preferred)

  • Experience with growth-oriented tasks (e.g. sales calls, proposal development, etc.) within an environmental consulting company (preferred).

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Environmental Engineering

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241679

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-MG #ENS