May 5, 2017 - 11:52 AM EDT
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Burns & McDonnell Retains No. 1 Power Ranking on Engineering News-Record 2017 List of Top Design Firms

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A continued surge of electric transmission and distribution projects to improve reliability and resiliency of the power grid has helped Burns & McDonnell stay as the No. 1 ranked firm in the Power category on the widely watched Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms rankings. Burns & McDonnell ranked No. 16 overall among the Top 500 firms on design revenue of $1.3 billion.

Transmission and distribution projects throughout North America have driven rapid growth for Burns & McDonnell.

"Burns & McDonnell has always been a broadly diversified firm but our power business has seen tremendous growth and momentum for several consecutive years," says Burns & McDonnell Chairman and CEO Ray Kowalik.  "As projects in the power industry have grown larger and more complex, clients often need a program management specialist like Burns & McDonnell to ensure cost and schedule certainty. We have executed more than $30 billion in large programs, so that experience, combined with our engineer-procure-construct (EPC) project delivery capability, has been a formula to win larger projects in the power sector."

"With an evolving combination of generation resources, new facilities are being constructed and transmission authorities are focusing on grid resiliency and reliability," adds John Olander, president of the T&D Group at Burns & McDonnell. "The entire power industry is going through a real transformation and we're excited to have our clients turning to us as partners to navigate through changes and discover new opportunities for growth."

In addition to the Power ranking, Burns & McDonnell continued to climb among the top 20 rankings in these categories:

  • No. 14 in Manufacturing
  • No. 17 in Sewer & Water
  • No. 18 in Industrial Process/Petroleum

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About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a company 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. For more information, visit


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