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Burns & McDonnell Municipal Water/Wastewater Project Manager (Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA) in Vancouver, Washington


Burns & McDonnell’s rapidly growing Water Practice is in search of a Municipal Water/Wastewater Project Manager for our Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA regional offices!

Our passion started with water. Our water solutions evolve with the ever-changing needs of communities everywhere. Burns & McDonnell strives to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners.  We are 100 percent employee-owned with numerous regional workplace and industry honors.

We are looking for highly driven employee-owners who have excellent client interaction skills and can manage and lead planning and design teams for medium to large water and wastewater projects. In this position, you will manage everything from medium to multi-million dollar water, distribution/collection and wastewater treatment projects. This role will involve working on projects across the U.S. to connect clients to the services they need for a successful project.


  • Collaborate with a multi-discipline team of managers and engineers in Denver to identify, sell and execute projects with clients in the Pacific Northwest region.

  • Build a talented team in our Pacific Northwest Office to execute water, wastewater and distribution/collection projects.

  • Direct and coordinates water/wastewater activities of several disciplines.

  • Work with a multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians in the design of municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities as well as the contractors and construction staff on design and alternative delivery projects. 

  • Client development, maintenance, and management; contract preparation and negotiation; coordination with regulatory agencies; project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; and the establishment of critical project objectives and performances. 

  • Plan, organize, and communicate project personnel needs to global practice manager. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field from an accredited curriculum. Master's degree a plus.

  • Minimum 7 years related experience in the design and construction of municipal water or wastewater treatment facilities, including three (3) or more years managing medium to large-sized water/wastewater projects with full responsibility for budget, schedule, contractual obligations, client service, and quality standards.

  • This position requires a self-driven individual with municipal water or wastewater process and plant facilities background and the willingness to take on new challenges.

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

  • Existing relationships with local and statewide municipal and private clients.

  • Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to a broad area of assignments. 

  • Candidate must be capable of devising new approaches to solve complex problems.

  • Previous consulting experience. 

  • Professional engineer license is required. 


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-WA-Vancouver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 211391