Burns & McDonnell Section Manager in Kansas City, Missouri


The Section Manager – Project Controls (OGC) is responsible for the leadership of the Oil, Gas, & Chemicals Project Controls section. Specific areas of responsibility include the following, but is not limited to:

Project Controls

  • Lead and manage all aspects of OGC Project Controls

  • Coordinate and interface with the OGC Global Practice

  • Determine section objectives and requirements

  • Serve as the technical advisor, and provide senior-level input and evaluation on Project Controls projects company-wide

  • Prepare management summary reports to communicate status of projects to Senior Management

  • Partner effectively with Regional Office Project Controls staff to ensure that consistent Project Controls procedures are implemented company wide

  • Ensure efficient, cost effective utilization of Project Controls staff

  • Anticipate and solve complex Project Controls problems

  • Direct all section cost engineering functions, including cost forecasting, cost control, change management and cost analysis.

  • Lead all section planning, and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, analysis, and ongoing recommendations for improvement.

  • Prepare various Project Controls plans and reports, financial summaries, and related activities for Senior Management

  • Other duties assigned by Senior Management


  • Establish and maintain a culture of integrity, character and high values within the section

  • Establish a track record of attracting and retaining the best people

  • Create and maintain an effective Project Controls team. Work with Human Resources to identify, interview, and select candidates.

  • Partner with Human Resources to identify development needs for Project Controls staff and oversee development efforts

  • Effectively manage performance of Project Controls staff

  • Organize, lead and conduct the annual performance appraisal process for team members

  • Participate in recruitment efforts for Project Controls needs company-wide


  • Support Burns & McDonnell’s core value of safety


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field from an accredited program is required

  • Minimum 10 years related professional experience in Project Controls

  • Minimum 5 years managing a Project Controls team

  • Experience must include Project Controls management on EPC projects

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of field construction experience on heavy industrial projects

  • Must have experience leading, managing and developing a successful project controls team

  • Ability to partner effectively with the Burns & McDonnell Senior Management team

  • Must have experience in conceptual planning

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills

  • Must possess strong project management skills and a strategic perspective

  • Must be proficient in Oracle Primavera P^

  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)

Job Project Controls

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 180448