Pacific Northwest Infrastructure Needs Drive Expansion for Burns & McDonnell

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VANCOUVER, Washington (Aug. 23, 2017) — As infrastructure upgrades continue across the Pacific Northwest, Burns & McDonnell is responding to the growing need for comprehensive engineering, architecture, consulting and construction services by expanding its office in Vancouver, Washington. The 100-percent employee-owned firm first opened its doors in the region in 2011, with an average annual growth rate exceeding 50 percent.

“The Pacific Northwest is growing at a strong rate and its infrastructure must keep pace. We’re broadening our presence and growing our team of professionals so we are fully prepared to provide comprehensive services to our clients across the region,” says Justin Sherman, Burns & McDonnell principal and regional Transmission & Distribution group manager. 

Backed by an international team of more than 5,700 professionals, the Vancouver office supports the region with a wide range of services, from electrical transmission and distribution system upgrades to integration of renewable power resources, from water and wastewater treatment to energy generation and reliability. The firm has successfully managed more than 500 projects in the region and is the No. 1 ranked firm in Power by Engineering News-Record (ENR)

Burns & McDonnell also currently ranks No. 16 among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and has been recognized by more than 20 publications as a best place to work across the country. 

“Being a best place to work allows us to attract and hold on to the most innovative and client-focused people in the industry,” says Mark Lichtwardt, Burns & McDonnell senior vice president and regional general manager. “Our commitment to our clients is that we have the best people who work the hardest on their behalf. Our projects are critical to supporting and building our communities, and we can only be successful with great people.”

Within the next five years, the firm plans to double its workforce in Vancouver.

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 5,700 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 No. 16 on Fortune’s 2017 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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