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Burns & McDonnell Global Facilities Department Manager – Data Centers (San Francisco) in San Francisco, California


Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction environmental and consulting services firm. We are a 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs, and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful.

Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity for a Department Manager to help lead operations for the Global Facilities practice in San Francisco, CA along with the Regional Global Practice Manager. Burns & McDonnell is one of the most fast paced, innovative companies for high tech building design and construction. Project focus will be mission-critical data center projects and this manager will collaborate with the national mission-critical practice. 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.

This role is responsible for helping drive growth and profitability for all aspects of the GFS team specializing in data centers or a variety of other global facility projects including mission critical, healthcare, commercial, or higher education.

  • Works with in-house architectural and multi-discipline team.

  • Implements best practices related to current market trends in commercial facilities.

  • Identifies and leads pursuits, directs implementation, guides operations and is responsible for achieving sales, revenue, and income goals.

  • Plans, coordinates, and facilitates activities for growing multi-discipline team including architects and engineers for projects of all sizes from concepts through construction completion.

  • Communicating and managing deadlines and establishing and performing to critical project objectives.

  • Recruits, hires, develops, and retains outstanding employee-owners.

  • Ensures quality and safety standards.

  • Adheres to Burns & McDonnell Quality Control program.

  • Responsible for maintaining Burns & McDonnell Safety program.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or related field from an accredited curriculum.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience), including 3 years or more project management experience related to the mission critical, healthcare, commercial or institutional facility industries.

  • Previous experience in management and leading direct reports preferred.

  • Experience should include successful management of projects, which would include proposal development, contract negotiations, project planning, design team coordination & communication, budgeting, schedule management, and client coordination.

  • Consulting experience preferred.

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

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills and ability to process and manage project budgets and financial data.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Professional Registration preferred.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-San Francisco

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 211583