Project Manager - Mission Critical (London)
Burns & McDonnell
London, United Kingdom
6d ago


Chart your own course and change the world with the support of people whose interests are aligned with yours. At Burns & McDonnell, opportunity is waiting.

We’re looking for people with big ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. It’s those kinds of people who’ve helped us grow from a small consulting business back in 1898 to a global leader in engineering, architecture and construction solutions.

Today, we’re a thriving company with 8,000 professionals working in 50 offices worldwide and recognised as a leader in mission critical services.

We’re growing our UK business and have exciting opportunities for experienced and motivated engineers to join us in our London office as we continue our journey to help make our clients successful.

We have an opportunity for a Project Manager to join our team, working on a variety of high-tech building design and construction projects.

Project focus would initially be data centres and telecommunications facilities and would grow to include a variety of other facilities including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, airports, or institutional.

If you are excited about working with one of the leading engineering companies in the world, helping to make our clients successful, then we want to hear from you.

We are Burns & McDonnell and we Create Amazing.

This role sits within our global facilities services Mission Critical team, providing an opportunity to build your career and your team to serve this expanding sector.


This position will be responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of several engineering disciplines on mission critical projects.

Specific areas of responsibility include the following, with other duties as assigned by senior management :

Plan, organize and direct engineering projects including the overall safety, cost, schedule and quality of assigned projects.

Ensure that the project review process and other quality control guidelines are followed.Establish project teams, coordinate activities of multiple disciplines, ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff and sub-contractors.

This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.


Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited program.

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 industry.

Demonstrated success in project management.

Excellent written, graphical & verbal communication skills with the ability to apply diversified knowledge of principles and practices to a range of assignments and convey messages clearly to clients and team members.

Strong leadership

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

Ability to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

Able to ensure deliverables are being developed in accordance with schedule, prioritising tasks to achieve common goals.

Able to analyse potential risks to the schedule or cost schedule and develop risk mitigation strategies.

Team management with the ability to effectively delegate responsibilities, handle conflicts, evaluate performances and coach team members.

Be capable of navigating and interrogating 3D multi-discipline models and other deliverables to assess completeness, level of detail and co-ordination between disciplines, relative to the Scope of Services during and at the completion of each work stage.

Previous consulting experience preferred.

Behavioural Competences :

Maintain a passion for making our clients successful and delivering superior customer service.

Pro-active in building knowledge and understanding of the industry.

Critically evaluate information, develop practical solutions and sometimes innovative solutions to a range of problems and an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger solution.

Operate with enthusiasm and passion by being committed to goals and expressing this commitment through optimism.

Operate with integrity.

Show empathy / compassion to your team.

Lead by example practicing and exemplifying the qualities you expect in your team.

Recognise the skills and expertise of team members and assign or delegate the tasks accordingly.

Motivate team members.

Be focused on continual improvement

At Burns & McDonnell qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status.

We believe an inclusive culture is necessary to grow a successful and strong organisation.

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