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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Networks, Integration, & Automation (Multiple Locations) in Raleigh, North Carolina


Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Burns & McDonnell has exciting opportunities for those interested in growing their careers in one of the most fast paced, innovative companies for high tech building design and construction. Project focus would be mission-critical data center projects. This opportunity hires directly into that team and into an industry of more than $17 billion. Data Centers are an aggressive market for Burns & McDonnell and are highlighted by several priority articles on our website.


Burns & McDonnell’s is looking for a National Mission Critical Telecommunications Leader to not only manage the team that supports multiple hyper scale data center projects and clients, but to also serve as a Project Manger in our Networks, Integration and Automation (NIA) sector. This position will be responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of several staff members on Mission Critical projects, Nationally.

Additionally as a Project Manager, this position will have the opportunity to support the NIA sector, related to the design of private communication networks for utilities, Grid automation systems and the integration of intelligent devices. Our rapidly growing NIA team needs a Project Manager to support new and ongoing project workload. The right candidate will have the opportunity to become the main client point of contact for clients. Project support needs range from small multiplexer conversion projects up to support for multimillion dollar engineer-procure-construct projects. This Project Manager will have the opportunity to help manage new and existing multimillion dollar client portfolios and expand Burns & McDonnell’s service offerings . An entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership abilities are a must.

As a Project Manager, this individual will manage, direct and coordinate all aspects of work related to greenfield and brownfield multiple concurrent projects at communications sites. The Project Manager is responsible 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 Owner, subcontractors, regulatory agencies and other project stakeholders. Additionally, Project Managers may assist Account Managers with direct marketing efforts for new and existing clients.

Major responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Plan, organize and direct engineering projects; including, the overall safety, cost, schedule and quality of assigned projects.

  • Establish project teams, coordinate activities, and ensure the utilization of staff is appropriate for the project.

  • Work closely with the Project Team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.

  • Be able to act as a technical lead for the development of project design templates and standards for new clients and projects, and perform QA/QC.

  • 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.

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

  • Actively market and pursue sales with new and existing clients.

  • Serve as project point of contact with Owner regarding efforts such as client coordination, strategic planning, scope management, and budgeting.

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

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

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

  • Manage all aspects of project communication.

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

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

  • May coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports or project design assignments.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members.


  • Candidates for this position must have a bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or related field from an accredited curriculum.

  • Minimum of seven years of utility Networks, Integration and Automation project experience with at least 3 years related project management experience and mission critical experience. RCDD preferred.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Valid driver's license required.

  • In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-DC-Washington

Other Locations US-VA-Richmond, US-NC-Raleigh

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 220483 Job Hire Type Experienced