Jeff Reid, country director – Canada, Burns & McDonnell Energy Group.
Jeff Reid has been named director of Canada for the Burns & McDonnell Energy Group, the Kansas City-based firm’s power generation division.
In this new role, Reid will oversee new generation opportunities, power generation upgrades, retrofits and related expansion activities across Canada.
Over the past 10 years, Burns & McDonnell (and employee-owned firm with more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, and consultants) has expanded its presence in Canada, designing and building some of the country’s largest power generation and transmission projects. Burns & McDonnell is currently managing construction of the 350-megawatt Chinook Power Station for SaskPower in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and a controls upgrade at the Bruce Power Nuclear Station in Ontario.
Over his 21-year career with Burns & McDonnell, Reid has been instrumental in developing the firm’s engineer-procure-construct (EPC) project delivery methods and has led the firm’s efforts with coal gasification projects. More recently, he has helped the firm win several reciprocating engine power projects for utilities needing fast-start power resources to complement the addition of large-scale renewable generation.
“Jeff has been very successful in working with our largest power customers, helping them sort through critical, major capital investment decisions,” says Rick Halil, president and general manager of the Burns & McDonnell Energy Division. “With his track record of building strong relationships and deep understanding of the power industry, we are excited about our future growth prospects in Canada.”