KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Zach Herrington, PE, has been promoted to director of projects within the Water Group in Kansas City at Burns & McDonnell. This role becomes a dual role as he continues to serve as the group’s national director of construction.
As director of projects, Zach will lead the Water Group’s project management team in Kansas City to enhance the team’s project delivery skills and execution excellence. In this role, he will identify new project manager candidates, mentor teams and develop a career track for project management staff. He will also be tasked with reducing risk and improving project performance by enhancing project management tools and workflow, conducting monthly project reviews, and serving as the executive sponsor of the Burns & McDonnell safety committee.
For the past 10 years, Zach has served in a lead role for over $1 billion in collaborative delivery projects, including serving as the design-build/EPC (engineer-procure-construct) project manager for Denton Energy Center, which was recognized by Engineering News-Record and named 2017 Project of the Year at Burns & McDonnell.
“Zach has spearheaded the construction initiative to build our construction capability related to collaborative delivery strategies and self-perform capability,” says Ron Coker, senior vice president at Burns & McDonnell. “He will build on that success from the construction side to the project management side. He truly has a passion for project execution excellence and client success.”
"I am honored and excited to take on this new role with the Water Group in Kansas City,” Herrington says. “We have experienced strong growth and success of water design-build and EPC projects, and I’m dedicated to making Burns & McDonnell the water and wastewater provider of choice for our entire client base in both the municipal and industrial market spaces from design through construction.”
Herrington is a licensed professional engineer and project management professional. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in engineering management from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Florida State University.
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