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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Distribution (Phoenix) in Phoenix, Arizona


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Chart your 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. These types of people have helped us grow from a small consulting business back in 1898 to a global leader in engineering, construction, and consulting solutions. Today, we’re a thriving company with employee-owners working in offices worldwide and recognized as the worldwide leader in Transmission & Distribution.

Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is seeking a Project Manager to join our growing Distribution Modernization business in our Phoenix office. The Project Manager will manage, direct, and coordinate all aspects of work related to distribution engineering. Project Managers are expected to proactively grow client relationships into repeat business and expand service offerings. They will be responsible for the profit and loss of individual projects, successful completion of projects within specified dates, and establishing/maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with the client, subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and other project stakeholders. Additionally, the Project Manager will assist in pursuing new clients and maintaining existing clients with direct marketing efforts responsibilities.

Primary responsibilities of the Project Manager will include:

  • Provide overall management of projects from concept to completion, including siting, environmental, permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, project controls, bid phase services, procurement, constructability reviews, material management, construction management, and closeout.

+Leverage existing client relationships, create new client relationships, and focus on repeat work within each Account.

  • Prepare proposals, assist in presentations, and participate in contract negotiations.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with clients regarding efforts such as client coordination, strategic planning, master scope management, budget finances, subcontracting, project staffing, environmental compliance, facility support, and schedule attainment.

  • Develop and monitor project schedules, manage scope, and control project costs.

  • Own internal project financials (detailed, accurate project cost forecast and accruals), staffing, legal coordination, risk management, change management, and human resource issues.

  • Manage all aspects of project communication.

  • Develop and implement project policies and procedures, establish project controls systems, and implement project execution plans.

  • Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are provided to the client’s satisfaction and that projects follow internal QA/QC guidelines.

  • Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule metrics, procurement issues, safety or environmental concerns, design questions, potential impacts, and matters requiring office support.

  • Travel to client and project locations is expected.

  • Support the development of the Distribution Modernization team by assisting with hiring, training, and mentoring.

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

+Additional applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive Distribution engineering experience, including 3 or more years of experience managing engineering projects. Completion of a master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

+Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

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

  • Must have experience with the production of distribution design and construction documents.

  • Requires knowledge and experience working with the NESC code, as well as other industry codes and standards.

  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

  • Demonstrate prior success in project management.

  • Proven ability to develop business and establish relationships with clients.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Previous consulting experience preferred.EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran

Job Project Management

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241191

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JH #T&D