Nick Kabongo

Nick Kanongo

Project Manager

Burns & McDonnell

Nick has been employed by Burns & McDonnell for ten years. Currently he serves in the position of a Pro-ject Manager in the Construction Design-Build group. In this position he works primarily on the transmis-sion and distribution projects throughout North America. As an EPC (engineer-procure-construct) project manager, he is accountable for profits and losses on projects ranging in scope and value from $1M substa-tion expansions to $300M transmission lines. For the past six years, Nick has worked on a half a billion dol-lars’ worth of projects in various roles. The projects Nick’s teams execute are intended to improve reliability of the existing grid in Alberta, Canada and to prepare the terrain for incorporating wind and other renewa-ble energy into the grid. He is responsible for leading a cross-functional team on multiple projects through the delivery process from the connection proposal to closeout. His current portfolio is estimated at $550M.

Nick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil-Structural Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in project management from Co-lumbia Southern University. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is an En-gineer in Training (EIT).

Nick was hired as an assistant project manager and was promoted to project manager due to his contribu-tions and project success. His lake project in Canada won the 2016 Project of the year in recognition of its innovative design that saved the client roughly $90M. Recently, Nick was appointed to Burns & McDon-nell’s “Emerging Leaders” group, a prestigious group of up-and-comers that have been hand-selected by leadership for their potential to succeed in roles with increasing responsibility.
Similar to his dedication in the corporate setting, he is equally dedicated to serving the community. Nick and his wife have established a scholarship fund at College De La Salle, where they both attended. He is also involved with providing financial support to two orphanages in the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso in West Africa to provide clothing and food to the children. He regularly lends his construction skills for com-munity projects, including recent work at a Girl Scout’s camp in Lee’s Summit.