New England Office Leadership
Brett Williams, senior vice president, manages the New England office of Burns & McDonnell in Wallingford, Conn. His expertise has led his office to become known in the industry as a center for excellence in program management. In his more than two decades of experience, Williams has helped clients with complex project planning, due diligence studies, design management, program management, on-site construction management and multi-prime contractor coordination for billion-dollar projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in construction engineering technology from Pittsburg State University and a Master of Science in construction science from University of Oklahoma.
Chris Courtright, field and construction operations manager in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, is responsible for managing construction and field activity on all New England office projects. His expertise includes project management, program management, procurement, right-of-way acquisition, contract management, complex electrical overhead and underground transmission design, and construction management. With more than a decade of experience on more than $4 billion worth of infrastructure programs, he brings extensive guidance and quality to our projects and clients. Courtright graduated from from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) with a Master of Science in civil engineering.
Jerry Fan, project manager in the Transmission & Distribution Group in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear power plant operation and decommissioning and transmission line projects. Fan holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Jason McCreary, PE, engineering department manager in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and developing the substation and transmission engineering group. With more than12 years of experience, he is a professional engineer specializing in substation and distribution engineering. He has served as project manager on numerous substation projects ranging from 69-kV to 500-kV throughout the Northeast. He is a member of IEEE and received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Kansas State University.
Rachel Rosen serves as department manager of the environmental practice in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell. She is a licensed environmental professional with more than 25 years of experience in both the consulting and contracting aspects of commercial and industrial remediation and environmental site assessments. Her experience includes the investigation and remediation of redevelopment sites, dry cleaners, manufacturing facilities, petroleum storage facilities and commercial properties. She is well-versed in the Connecticut remediation programs and has performed or managed more than 1,000 site investigation projects. Rosen received a Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in water resources engineering at Villanova University.
Robert Wolfe, project controls manager in the Construction/Design-Build Group in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, oversees project controls operations for his office. With more than 15 years of experience, Wolfe has participated in management, advisory and administrative levels of commercial, industrial, heavy civil, microtunneling, design-build and program management projects. Wolfe served as director of the Connecticut chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.
Robert Young, project manager in the Environmental Studies & Permitting Group in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, has more than a decade experience in energy development, permitting, compliance audits and environmental management systems. Young has performed more than 50 compliance audits covering environmental, health and safety issues for a variety of clients involved in aerospace, tool manufacturing, theme parks, cruise ships, port facilities, hazardous chemicals, universities and consumer product manufacturing. He has also managed compliance and management system projects in water, wastewater and stormwater permitting and ISO 14001 registration. Young is a certified professional environmental auditor. He received a Bachelor of Science in environmental science biology from Central Connecticut State University and completed coursework in environmental policy and law at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.