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Burns & McDonnell Section Manager - Transmission & Distribution Substation Engineering (San Juan, PR) in San Juan, Puerto Rico


This position will be in the San Juan, Puerto Rico office and is responsible for the managerial direction and leadership of the Substation Engineering section and resources within the Transmission and Distribution Global Practice. This includes supporting and executing business strategy, developing high performance teams, and promoting the Burns & McDonnell culture, values, and mission. The Section Manager will lead the section 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 section; 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.

  • Collaborate with Substation Department & Section Managers in other Regional Offices and our World Headquarters; represent Puerto Rico Office in Global Practice-wide substation meetings.

  • Serve as a technical advisor, providing senior-level design guidance and support on substation engineering projects.

  • May serve as project manager for key technical projects where required, and where new business is being developed.

  • Achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Manage department budget and expenditure of funds.

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

  • Recruitment, development, training coordination (internal and external), 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 including completing QA/QC reviews as required.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Supporting diversity initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited program. (Mechanical Engineering and/or Civil Engineering degrees may be considered with demonstrated experience in substation engineering)

  • Minimum 5 years related professional experience in Transmission and Distribution Substation design and/or project management. Technical ability in substation engineering design is required.

  • Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer

  • Previous leadership and/or management experience is preferred.

  • 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 thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.

  • 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).


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-PR-San Juan

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 231800 Job Hire Type Experienced