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Burns & McDonnell NEPA Project Manager - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Columbus, Ohio


Burns & McDonnell’s Midwest Region is seeking a Project Manager for our Environmental Services Global Practice. The technical areas encompassed by this position include environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, permitting, siting, routing, project management, client development, and other various environmental services. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This position provides the opportunity to challenge and grow professionally within one of the industry’s leading firms. Be on a team that solves our client’s issues and problems for environmental and engineering practices in the project planning and development, permitting, design, and remediation service space.

The candidate should have an established and successful history managing and leading tasks for both small and large-scale routing/siting, NEPA and related projects, including but not limited to assisting with developing proposals and cost estimates, executing project tasks, managing project budgets and forecasts, delivering client satisfaction, and mentoring staff for a variety of industry types including transportation, water/wastewater, renewable energy, electrical utility, oil, gas, and chemical, and others.

The Project Manager will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Project management, team leadership, management & mentoring of junior staff.

  • Preparing routing and siting studies and evaluations, NEPA documentation, and Federal and state documentation for all types and sizes of environmental projects.

  • Developing, cultivating, and strengthening relationships with clients.

  • Assisting with and leading proposal and cost estimating efforts for environmental and siting projects.

  • Regularly interface with various agencies, clients, and team members.

  • Executing project tasks, managing project budgets and forecasts, and delivering client satisfaction.

  • Demonstrating creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas and with the regulatory requirements and processes of the following agencies:

  • National Environmental Policy Act

  • State and Local Environmental and Land Use Permitting

  • Energy Facility Siting and Licensing

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

  • National Marine Fisheries Service

  • U.S. Forest Service

  • State Wildlife Agencies

  • Federal and state historic preservation agencies

  • Specific experience in electricity transmission, oil & gas, renewables, transportation, and other similar markets is preferred.


  • B.S. or M.S. in environmental sciences, natural sciences, planning or related degree from accredited program.

  • Applicable years of experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Minimum 7 years of related consulting experience in a wide variety of areas ranging from leading and managing technical teams, project management and business development (7 or more years managing engineering or environmental projects preferred) and must also be able to effectively balance their direct and indirect utilization rates.

  • Local, regional, and national knowledge and relationships with own existing clients are strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated technical competence and project experience in natural, cultural, or socioeconomic resource fields applicable to industrial (primarily conventional or renewable energy generation/transmission) siting and licensing and environmental permitting projects.

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

  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to attract and retain clients and build a backlog, revenue, profit, direct labor, and return on investment (ROI) over time.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required to develop and maintain relationships.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Working understanding of GIS.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.

  • Strong experience working with both private and public-sector clients.

  • Client relationship development experience is a plus.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-OH-Columbus

Other Locations US-MO-Saint Louis, US-OH-Akron

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240898

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS