LOS ANGELES, California — Burns & McDonnell joined clients and partners today to cut the ribbon on its new office in downtown Los Angeles, which will allow the company to accommodate its growing team and create up to 20 new jobs by 2023, doubling its local workforce.
“We’re excited to be in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, near our key clients, and playing a role in the economic growth of the city,” said Renita Mollman, vice president and general manager for Burns & McDonnell in California. “As the demands for clean energy increase and as airport passenger travel continues to rise, our clients look to Burns & McDonnell to solve of the world’s most complex challenges. We’re laser focused on making our clients successful.”
The growth in the California region is part of the firm’s nationwide effort to hire more than 1,000 professionals annually.
Key trends driving the growth:
- The power sector remains strong for Burns & McDonnell as there is an increase in demand for greenhouse gas reductions, clean energy and transportation electrification systems in California.
- With a need for greater resiliency in the essential infrastructure our country depends on, the federal budget includes significant funding increases for the Department of Defense and other agencies, to help rebuild and modernize aging facilities.
- Airline passenger traffic is at record levels with growth in the double digits, stressing commercial service airports in North America and the world.
To accommodate its growth, Burns & McDonnell is leasing a 7,000-square-foot office on the second floor at 617 W. Seventh St., near Union Station, the city’s largest railway station. The office space features an open design, outdoor courtyard, game room with basketball and workstations, which will allow Burns & McDonnell to continue its growth momentum and increase its environmental, design and construction services for clients in the Los Angeles metropolitan region.
The firm’s presence in California was established in 1923 when Burns & McDonnell opened its first regional office in Los Angeles. The office served clients for 10 years, providing waterworks, sewer, sewage disposal, electric lighting and public utility appraisal services for nearly 45 clients until it closed in 1933, during the Great Depression. Today, the firm has more than 200 employees in its offices in Los Angeles, Brea, San Diego and San Francisco and more than 6,000 globally. Burns & McDonnell is ranked No. 1 in engineering and design in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record, serving the electrical power industry.
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 6,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2018 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.