BIRMINGHAM, England — Engineering, design and construction firm Burns & McDonnell has hired a dozen new employees across its U.K. business after a positive year of growth.
Despite external challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, Burns & McDonnell is growing its U.K. team, based across its offices in Birmingham and London.
The expanded team will be working on T&D infrastructure projects for energy sector clients and providing multidiscipline design services for data centres and other Mission Critical facilities across Europe. This growth follows the announcement that Burns & McDonnell has been selected to join a major National Grid electricity infrastructure framework early in 2021.
The recruitment drive continues the rapid growth of Burns & McDonnell in the UK. The U.S.-headquartered firm opened its first European office in Birmingham in 2017, and the office has more than tripled in size since. The firm established a second business practice focusing on Mission Critical projects in 2020.
Jonathan Chapman, UK Managing Director for Burns & McDonnell, said:
“I’m excited to have a group of talented people join our growing business. Their range of skills and experience is impressive and will be vital as we build the business for the future. At Burns & McDonnell our people are central to making our clients successful, and I’m looking forward to working with and learning from each of our new employees.”
One senior hire, Staffordshire University alumnus Matt Brough, joins the UK T&D practice at Burns & McDonnell as a Substation Section Manager. He will work with clients to help see that the UK’s electricity infrastructure is prepared for the transition to Net Zero. In Matt’s most recent role he worked closely with National Grid on a range of substation projects.
Matt Brough, Burns & McDonnell UK Substation Section Manager, said:
“It’s a fascinating time to be working in the energy sector and a vital moment for the UK as we transition to Net Zero. I’m excited to be joining a business at the forefront of that work in the UK and around the world.”
Matthew Jones is joining Mission Critical business practice at Burns & McDonnell as a Senior Electrical Engineer. Matthew previously spent seven years working at an international engineering firm, latterly as a Senior Engineer.
Matthew Jones, Burns & McDonnell UK Senior Electrical Engineer, said:
“It’s great to join the talented Burns & McDonnell team working on Mission Critical projects throughout Europe. It's an exciting prospect to learn from the deep experience the Burns & McDonnell global business has supporting and leading Mission Critical projects around the world.”
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a private, employee-owned engineering, design and construction firm with 7,600 professionals located in offices throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employees.
We develop solutions through creating passionate partnerships, placing client service front and centre, understanding clients’ needs and striving to make them successful. Our employee ownership culture means that our success is closely aligned to our clients’ success. We are bold in how we develop solutions and challenge the norm, drawing from the whole company to find answers to some of the toughest questions. We work on some of the world’s most crucial infrastructure projects, delivering completely integrated service from concept to completion.
In 2017, Burns & McDonnell opened the UK office in Birmingham. With more than 120 years of experience designing and building infrastructure throughout the world, Burns & McDonnell is now taking forward a long-term investment plan in the UK.
With the UK energy market undergoing a transformation, our focus is on providing a differentiated service across technical consultancy, engineering services and project delivery as the UK adapts to a low carbon future underpinned by smart technologies.