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Burns & McDonnell


Burns & McDonnell is a global leader in power and electrical transmission and distribution

At Burns & McDonnell, our engineers, consultants, and construction professionals do more than plan, design, and construct. With a mission unchanged since 1898—make our clients successful—our 7,600 professionals’ partner with our clients to solve complex issues associated with ageing infrastructure and grid modernisation.

We develop solutions by creating passionate partnerships, placing client service front and centre, understanding clients’ needs and striving to make them successful. Burns & McDonnell is a global leader in power and electrical transmission and distribution, delivering an extensive portfolio of transmission and distribution projects, all on time and on or below budget. As an engineering-led organisation, we specialise in engineering technical solutions to best suit our client’s needs, using our in-house design resources, and then manage the procurement and construction of our technical solutions in partnership with our robust and carefully selected supply chain, using sector-leading project controls capability.

We protect the safety and health of our professionals and all project stakeholders, evidenced by our construction safety record and our safety, health, environment and quality approach.

Sustainability & Supply Chain

Sustainability is deeply embedded within Burns & McDonnell. It boosts innovation, propels strategy, drives discovery and informs decisions as we design, engineer and build extraordinary projects around the world. We invest in the communities where we live and work, we support a healthier planet, and we reaffirm our commitment to each other and our culture. Our sustainability reporting includes environmental, social and economic issues that are material to our employees, clients and stakeholders. It encompasses our worldwide office locations and informed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards for sustainability reporting. We evaluate our corporate sustainability performance each year striving to keep innovating and improving — for our clients, our planet and ourselves. We drive this ethos through into our supply chains which allows us to embrace new ideas and ways of working.

““Burns & McDonnell is proud to be a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School. Working collaboratively with our supply chain we strive to deliver sustainable outcomes for our clients, supporting them to deliver upon their sustainability strategies and plans. The extensive resources available through the School allow us and our supply chain partners to consistently approach the challenges and opportunities within a sustainable driven environment.” ”
Nick Busby, Operations Director