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Burns & McDonnell Commissioning Manager in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity for an engineer with a desire to grow personally and professionally, with the desire to help build a national enclosures consulting group.

Be an employee-owner of one of the largest commissioning groups in the country. Bring your talents, creativity, and communications skills to the Burns & McDonnell commissioning team ranked #2 in commissioning by Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine. Our diverse project portfolio, coupled with our nationwide staff’s abilities has enabled us to execute work on mega projects in construction for Federal, Aviation, Manufacturing, & Higher Education clients worldwide.

We are looking for someone who is highly responsive to join our national team to work alongside engineers, architects, construction teams, and owners to empower people and project teams so that they achieve their highest potential for success.

As an employee-owner you will manage client expectations, scopes of work, and resources for all your projects. You will interface with owners and operators to develop a process that meets their goals. You will help build a team of enclosure professionals locally and nationally. We are looking for architects with facilities, construction, or design backgrounds with experience in material science, forensic architecture, enclosure systems, and commissioning.


Lead and execute building enclosure consulting, commissioning and retro-commissioning for complex buildings and systems.

  • Work closely with the Commissioning Director and regional commissioning leadership in the successful growth of the Burns & McDonnell enclosure commissioning practice.

  • Lead, develop, recruit and retain high performance team of enclosure commissioning specialists.

  • Facilitate pursuit strategy, capture plan development, go/no-go decisions in order to pre-sell projects before RFP release.

  • Perform commissioning according to ASTM 2813 and NIBS guideline 3.

  • Develop and refine enclosure commissioning and consulting methodologies, tools, and standards in support of an evolving commissioning practice.

  • Collaborate with the National Director, other Commissioning Managers, marketing staff and other Global Practices to identify and analyze business development opportunities that are strategically aligned with the Company’s objectives.

  • Identify target clients for Burns & McDonnell and cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers and contractors to develop business.

  • Write articles and/or make conference presentations for marketing purposes.

  • Cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers and contractors to develop business.

  • Create enclosure diagnostic models in WUFI, WINDOW, and THERM

  • Perform onsite inspections of job sites worldwide.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mechanical, Electrical or Architectural Engineering plus 7 years applicable experience or 15 years combined education and applicable experience. Minimum 7 years’ experience in commissioning, retro-commissioning, energy consulting or related experience in a variety of facility systems and subsystems including controls, mechanical, electrical, life safety and building envelope systems is required. Minimum 3 or more years commissioning project management experience required. Previous consulting experience preferred. Certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.

Position requires:

  • Subject matter expert in commissioning, retro-commissioning and/or energy related projects.

  • Strong facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Proven ability to develop business and establish relationships with clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage work plans, schedules and budgets and provide leadership to a diverse project team.

  • Highly effective communicator with clear and concise writing and presentation skills.

  • High level of attention to detail with an ability to self-QC work.

  • Ability to obtain US government security clearance.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • The ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.

  • Demonstrated success in project management.

  • Understanding of site safety procedures, including electrical safety

  • Certification in the Commissioning Process, as an Energy Manager, or LEED Accreditation a plus.

  • Specific experience in ASHRAE level energy audits and developing energy savings calculations from retro-fits and energy measures from retro-commissioning a plus.

  • Specific experience with combined heat and power/cogeneration a plus.

  • Subject matter expertise in combined heat and power/cogeneration, central utility plants, data centers, healthcare facilities, laboratories, water/wastewater facilities, controls, building envelope, TAB, NETA electrical testing, renewable energy and other specialties a plus.

This is a full time position that typically requires a minimum of 20% travel.


Job Business Development/Sales

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 201034