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Burns & McDonnell T&D Projects Manager - Ann Arbor in Detroit, Michigan


The T&D Projects Manager will report directly to the regional T&D Global Practice Manager and have overall responsibility for the execution of T&D projects and pursuits within the region. The T&D Projects Manager will be responsible for fostering a culture of proactive communication, continuous improvement, and a focus on growth and profitability. The Manager will assist the regional T&D Global Practice Manager in the development of the project management strategy for furthering Burns & McDonnell’s position, establishing the sales and business development plans for set growth objectives, and facilitating collaboration with regional transmission activities, pursuits, and projects.

  • Responsible for establishing Burns & McDonnell’s position in the substation and transmission and power delivery markets through strategic planning and business plan development with a focus on continued growth in market share and profit.

  • Facilitate collaboration with regional offices to coordinate substation and transmission business plans and assist in the pursuit of substation, transmission and power delivery opportunities.

  • Manage client capture plans and facilitate capture plans for a regional location.

  • Manage transmission project team financials and report findings to leadership.

  • Manage identification of target client opportunities and oversee coordination of the pursuit with the Sales team and transmission seller-doers.

  • Manage transmission pursuit decisions including “go no-go” decisions, marketing strategies, proposals, pricing, contract terms and conditions.

  • Direct client maintenance and development activities with a focus on profitably and gaining market share.

  • Direct QC process to monitor the development of scopes of work, schedules and budgets during the pursuit process and during execution to help highlight any potential issue areas.

  • Responsible for monitoring project metrics and meet with Project Managers to: Oversee the profitability and financial performance of transmission projects; Promote and confirm implementation of BMcD Quality Control procedures; Oversee implementation of project management methods, procedures, and tools; Track and oversee schedule development and compliance on transmission projects; Identify and oversee implementation of effective change management practices on transmission projects; Proactively work through corrective actions where deficiencies are identified.

  • Direct contract reviews, negotiation, and advisement during annual renewal processes.

  • Responsible for ensuring alignment and support of Regional Office staff development, quality control and resource coordination.

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

  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluation for selected department or direct reports.

  • Responsible for interpreting policies, purposes and goals of the organization to Department Managers.

  • Adheres and responsible for Burns & McDonnell Quality Control program.

  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related degree from an accredited program. A minimum of 7 years relevant consulting experience, preferably in the transmission and distribution industry with a transmission engineering design and/or project management focus.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer preferred.

  • Demonstrated results in client and business development.

  • Demonstrated results in managing projects, which includes proposal development, contract negotiations, project planning, design team coordination & communication, budgeting, schedule management, and client coordination.

  • Expert facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated success as to budget, savings and/or profit margins in completed projects.

  • Ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead and manage.

  • Excellent planning and analytical skills.

  • 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.

  • Expert knowledge of project management methodologies and tools including the use of Microsoft Project or equivalent.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MI-Detroit

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 225783 Job Hire Type Experienced