BREA, California (Feb. 2, 2017) — After growing in California from a few employee-owners to nearly 200 since opening its doors in the 1990s, Burns & McDonnell is expanding its presence in Orange County. The firm relocated its team within Brea to accommodate plans to grow by 50 percent across the state throughout the next three years.
“Turn-key, engineering, consulting, environmental, construction and architecture solutions have become paramount for our clients as they face major infrastructure upgrade needs and complex regulatory changes,” says Renita Mollman, vice president and general manager of California offices. “We’re excited to grow our California team so we can continue providing those solutions.”
The firm’s new location spans 38,277 square feet, can accommodate more than 140 employees and boasts amenities such as state-of-the-art conference rooms, a fitness center and outdoor pavilion. Mollman says the office space reflects the firm’s dedication to providing employees with a “Best Place to Work” environment. Burns & McDonnell is ranked No. 16 on Fortune’s 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For list and has been recognized by more than 20 publications across the U.S. as a Best Place to Work. The firm was also recently awarded the Rosa Parks Diversity Award by WTS International and the Corporate Trendsetter Award by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council.
“Our best place to work culture allows us to attract and retain the most talented, innovative and entrepreneurial professionals in the industry,” says Mollman. “Our projects are critical to progressing and supporting our communities, and we can only be successful with great people.”
Backed by an international team of more than 6,000, the Burns & McDonnell’s California offices support the region with a wide range of services, including program management; electrification; transmission and substation design; military, industrial and commercial facility design-build; environmental compliance, permitting and remediation; commissioning; design-build delivery and information management.
The office has successfully managed nearly $5 billion in projects with clients including San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and MetroLink. The firm is currently ranked No. 1 in Power by Engineering News-Record (ENR) and a Top Design Firm in California by ENR California.
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 No. 16 on Fortune’s 2017 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.