New England Office Leadership

Brett Williams, president, manages the New England office of Burns & McDonnell in Wallingford, Conn. His experience has led his office to become known in the industry as a center for excellence in program management. In his more than two decades of experience, Williams has helped clients with complex project planning, due diligence studies, design management, program management, on-site construction management and multi-prime contractor coordination for billion-dollar projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in construction engineering technology from Pittsburg State University and a Master of Science in construction science from University of Oklahoma. Want to learn more about our Northeast operations? Email Brett.

William Allard, principal and manager of our affiliated Portland, Maine, office, has more than 25 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He has previously been a program manager, maintenance manager, construction manager and, most recently, program manager for a $1.4 billion program. He has a deep understanding of the New England power grid and has worked with various system operation centers to plan and execute outages. His experience includes working in and around high-voltage substations, transmission lines and high-voltage direct current stations. He is currently the program manager on the Maine Power Reliability Program. He earned an associate's degree in electrical engineering from Vermont Technical College, a Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership from the College of St. Joseph, and an MBA from the College of St. Joseph. For more about services from our Maine office, email Bill.

Chris Courtright, vice president, principal and construction services leader in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, is responsible for managing construction and field activity on all New England office projects. His specialties include project management, program management, procurement, right-of-way acquisition, contract management, complex electrical overhead and underground transmission design, and construction management. With more than a decade of experience on more than $4 billion worth of infrastructure programs, he brings extensive guidance and quality to our projects and clients. Courtright graduated from from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology)  with a Master of Science in civil engineering. For more on our construction and safety services, email Chris.

Martin Durney, PE, principal, building and facility services lead, and manager of the affiliated New York office, is responsible for overseeing all federal, aviation and facilities projects in the Northeast. He has more than 30 years of technical and management experience in both the public and private sectors. His area of specialty is the planning and design of large-scale airport and aviation-related projects. His recent work includes overseeing design and construction of military intelligence facilities, multistory offices, aircraft maintenance hangars, air traffic control towers and airport terminal projects. He is a LEED Building Design and Construction accredited professional and has an associate's degree in forestry and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. For more on our federal, aviation and facility services, contact Martin.

Jerry FanJerry Fan, vice president in charge of Energy division services in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear power plant operation and decommissioning and transmission line projects. Fan holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. For more on our power services, email Jerry.


Jason McCreary, PE, serves as the design services lead in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell. He is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and developing the substation and transmission engineering group. With nearly 15 years of experience, he is a professional engineer specializing in substation and distribution engineering. He has served as project manager on numerous substation projects ranging from 69-kV to 500-kV throughout the Northeast. He is a member of IEEE and received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Kansas State University. For more on our transmission design services, email Jason.

Rachel Rosen serves as environmental services lead in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell. She is a licensed environmental professional with more than 25 years of experience in both the consulting and contracting aspects of commercial and industrial remediation and environmental site assessments. Her experience includes the investigation and remediation of redevelopment sites, dry cleaners, manufacturing facilities, petroleum storage facilities and commercial properties. She is well-versed in the Connecticut remediation programs and has performed or managed more than 1,000 site investigation projects. Rosen received a Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in water resources engineering at Villanova University. For more on our environmental services, email Rachel.

Robert Wolfe, principal and professional services lead in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, oversees project controls, business technology and cybersecurity operations for the office. With more than 15 years of experience, Wolfe has participated in management, advisory and administrative levels of commercial, industrial, heavy civil, microtunneling, design-build and program management projects. Wolfe served as director of the Connecticut chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. For more on our project controls, email Bob.

Robert Young, associate and environmental and stakeholder services lead in the New England office of Burns & McDonnell, has more than a decade experience in energy development, permitting, compliance audits and environmental management systems. Young has performed more than 50 compliance audits covering environmental, health and safety issues for a variety of clients involved in aerospace, tool manufacturing, theme parks, cruise ships, port facilities, hazardous chemicals, universities and consumer product manufacturing. He has also managed compliance and management system projects in water, wastewater and stormwater permitting and ISO 14001 registration. Young is a certified professional environmental auditor. He received a Bachelor of Science in environmental science biology from Central Connecticut State University and completed coursework in environmental policy and law at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For more on our stakeholder management, siting and permitting services, email Rob.