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Tim McManus

Vice President, Major Projects, Boston
Helps clients plan, develop, and deliver multi-billion dollar capital programs, drawing on decades of experience in leading major infrastructure projects worldwide. Builds infrastructure-related capabilities in the public and private sectors.

About Tim

Tim is a leader of McKinsey’s work in major project delivery in North America. He brings particular expertise in transportation and urban infrastructure, major facilities and sports projects, and also supports clients in a range of other sectors with large capital programs.

Tim has decades of experience in planning and implementing major capital programs around the world. Before joining McKinsey in 2015, he was a senior vice president and executive director of Global Capital Programs at AECOM, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services. In that role, he helped develop multi-billion dollar infrastructure and transportation projects in the US, the UK, and the Middle East. He also supported the planning and development of two Summer Olympics, as well as a new baseball stadium in New York City.

Tim leads knowledge transfer programs and capacity building for governments and private sector companies that plan, develop, and implement major infrastructure programs, and has served as a lecturer on infrastructure topics for top tier US universities including Harvard, Columbia, MIT, and Northeastern. He also was an adjunct faculty for the Young African Leaders Initiative, sponsored by the White House and US State Department.

A long-standing member of the Construction Management Association of America, Tim previously served as co-chair for its program Management committee and president of its New England chapter.

He was a member of the New England Patriots football team management organization, serving as director for the development and implementation of Gillette Stadium and all associated infrastructure. He has also worked as the regional director of construction consulting for Ernst & Young LLP, and was a member of the international project management group of Exxon (now Exxon Mobil).

Published work

Climate resilience: Asset owners need to get involved now,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Managing big projects: The lessons of experience,” McKinsey & Company, March 2016

“The Internet of Things: Building Great (Future) Projects,” panelist, CG/LA Global Infrastructure Forum, Washington DC, March, 2016


Seton Hall University
Graduate Studies in Business Administration

Manhattan College
BE, civil engineering