Burns & McDonnell Expands Northeastern Presence and Services with Greater Boston Office

BOSTON – After growing in the Northeast U.S. by 700 percent since 2007, Burns & McDonnell is expanding its workforce in the Boston metropolitan area. The growth in Massachusetts is part of the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting firm’s plan to broaden its presence throughout Northeastern states, including Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

“The infrastructure of the Northeast is aging and our clients are facing major upgrades,” says Brett Williams, Burns & McDonnell president and general manager of New England offices. “We’re broadening our presence and bolstering our team of professionals so we are fully prepared to provide comprehensive design-build and program management solutions to support our communities for the years to come.”

Backed by an international team of more than 5,700, the Northeastern offices work together to design and build the infrastructure that powers the region with a focus on program management, transmission and distribution, commercial aviation, combined heat and power systems and food and consumer product facilities and systems. The firm has successfully managed approximately $13 billion in regional projects and is the No. 1 ranked firm in Power by Engineering News-Record (ENR).

Burns & McDonnell celebrates the opening of its Greater Boston office with a ceremonial ribbon cutting with Newton Economic Development Director Kathryn Ellis (center). Pictured left to right: Jeff Buckley, Jerry Fan, Chris Courtright, Kathryn Ellis, Brett Williams and Rob Young.

Burns & McDonnell also currently ranks No. 16 among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and has been recognized by nearly 30 publications as a best place to work across the country. Williams says the dedication to being a Best Place to Work remains constant as the firm grows. For each of the next two years, Burns & McDonnell plans to expand its workforce in Boston by 15 to 20 percent.

“We’re excited to join the Greater Boston community and create new jobs for top local talent,” says Jeff Buckley, Boston program manager. “Making our clients successful and being an industry leader starts with hiring and retaining the best and most diverse team of construction, engineering and architectural professionals. From top-notch facilities to employee ownership to comprehensive wellness and benefits programs to professional development opportunities and more, we will continue offering benefits that enhance our employees’ personal and professional lives.”

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