Burns & McDonnell Aviation Technology Systems Project Manager in Kansas City, Missouri


Join a motivated team where your technical, communication, and problem solving skills converge to create an incredible career opportunity at a 100% employee-owned company that is repeatedly voted a "Best Place to Work".

Burns & McDonnell is looking for an Aviation Technology Systems Project Manager that has a desire to apply their technical experience, while actively engaging their entrepreneurial spirit. This position is responsible for planning, designing, implementing, integrating, and testing airport technology systems projects. The job requires that approximately 85% of time is spent developing and implementing projects for Burns & McDonnell clients, and 15% assisting other project managers and marketing staff in securing new work through preparation of technology-specific proposals. You will represent the company by consulting with and delivering services to clients. You may also author articles and present company capabilities in both large and small venues.

You must be able to perform tasks requiring application of standard engineering techniques and procedures to airport technology systems such as flight information, passenger processing, baggage processing, building automation, command and control, access control, and surveillance. Your curiosity will keep you up to date with new technologies and procedures for airport operations. You will assist lead engineers and project managers with other project duties as assigned.

Directs and coordinates activities of several disciplines on a project of moderate scope or a combination of smaller projects. Direct coordination with clients and other external clients. May initiate or assist in contract negotiations or preparation. Assist in direction of project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives. Other duties as assigned.


A bachelor's degree in information technology, industrial engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics or another related field from an accredited program is required. Minimum 7 years of related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience). Aviation, airport and airline, experience is strongly preferred. Strong analytical and problem solving skills supported by excellent written & verbal communication skills are mandatory.

Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters. Certifications such as Professional Engineer, CISSP, PMP or MBA are a plus.


Job Project Management

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: 180824