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Burns & McDonnell Environmental Project Manager in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell’s office in Denver, CO, is actively seeking a Senior Scientist/Project Manager to support, manage, and develop business for environmental surveys, NEPA analysis, land use permitting, siting and routing, and other various permitting services. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous other cities across the United States.

This position provides the opportunity to challenge and grow yourself 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 planning, 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 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.

The Senior Scientist/Project Manager will work within our Environmental Services (ENS) Global Practice to perform the following duties:

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

  • Preparing studies, evaluations, NEPA and state documentation for all types and sizes of environmental projects;

  • Leading habitat assessments, species-specific presence/absence surveys, avian and bat studies, other state and federal protected species-specific studies;

  • Leading land use, DOT, 1041, and other entitlement permitting efforts;

  • Developing, cultivating, and strengthening relationships with clients;

  • Assist with developing business for the Denver ENS Global Practice; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have experience in the following areas and with the following agencies:

National Environmental Policy Act

State and Local Environmental Permitting

State and Local Land Use Permitting

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Colorado Parks and Wildlife



  • B.S. or M.S. in Environmental Science, Ecology or Wildlife Biology preferred or related degree from accredited program. Applicable years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

  • Minimum 10 years related consulting experience in a wide variety of areas ranging from leading and managing technical teams, project management and business development, and must also be able to effectively balance their direct and indirect utilization rates.

  • Specific experience in electricity transmission, oil & gas, transportation, renewables, and other similar markets is preferred. Experience with the resources and regulatory agencies in the western U.S is a requirement. Local and regional knowledge and relationships with existing clients is preferred.

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

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Working understanding of GIS

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.

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

  • Business development in both sectors is preferred.


Job Environmental

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 200360