Tim Carey to lead Burns & McDonnell’s energy group in Chicago

Burns & McDonnell has selected Tim Carey to lead its regional energy group in Chicago. With nearly two decades of engineering, construction and management experience, he will focus on growing the firm’s team of professionals and continuing to support power generation and industrial clients in the Upper Midwest.

“Tim has a proven track record of success and leadership supporting crucial power generation projects and programs across the country,” said Scott Newland, senior vice president and general manager of Chicago and Detroit offices for Burns & McDonnell. “His drive, commitment and deep understanding of the industry make him a strong addition to our leadership team.”

Throughout Carey’s career, he has supported many small projects and large-scale capital projects for utility and heavy industrial clients in North America. He will leverage this experience, along with Burns & McDonnell’s recent diversification into a broad number of major service specialties and its strong construction team to execute engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects—a delivery method that creates the flexibility to meet increasingly stringent client demands for schedule and budget certainty—within the power industry.

“Our multidiscipline team has supported the gamut of power generation projects—from reciprocating engines to renewable energy and storage, and from distributed energy resources to power plant improvements,” Carey said. “Our professionals’ skillsets not only support traditional power plant projects, but also gas compressor, steel, pulp and paper and other heavy industrial projects. Because we have a comprehensive suite of services and contract delivery methods, we’re better positioned to deliver safe and efficient solutions on time and on budget.”

Burns & McDonnell is expanding operations in Chicago and plans to double the size of its local workforce, hiring more than 300 professionals within the next three years. The growth in the region is part of the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting firm’s nationwide effort to hire more than 1,000 professionals annually.

“We’re excited to add entrepreneurial, dynamic, top-notch professionals to our team, helping us continue to deliver high-quality, state-of-the-art projects for our clients,” Carey said.