BREA, California — Sean Kenny has been named director of construction for the Burns & McDonnell California region. He will have overall responsibility for construction operations and execution of industrial projects in the transmission & distribution, oil, gas and chemicals, power generation and water sectors.
Kenny previously served as department manager for construction projects in the Burns & McDonnell California region. In this role and over his 20-year career, he has led a number of renewable energy, transmission and distribution, combined heat and power, petroleum refinery and other industrial facilities projects. He is a registered professional engineer who began his career on a series of field engineering assignments and steadily progressed to project management roles where he has been responsible for all facets of successful project delivery.
“Sean is a proven leader with a strong people-first mindset,” says Rashmi Menon, vice president and general manager of the Burns & McDonnell California region. “He leads by example with a strong commitment to safety and diversity. His leadership has been key to the success we’ve enjoyed in growing our construction group. We’re excited to see what he will do next as we continue to make our clients successful.”
"I am excited to take on this role as California undergoes a major transition of its critical infrastructure,” Kenny says. “These industries make up the most vital parts of everyday life. This role will help our communities keep the lights on and clean water flowing. Electrification, net zero emissions, energy storage, drought and climate strategies will be the focus of California for years to come and we are primed to support our clients throughout the state with continued collaboration."
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