Burns & McDonnell Staff Architectural Designer in Atlanta, Georgia

*Description *Staff Architectural Designer Are you tired of working for a company with no hope of getting a “piece of the pie”? Think that your opportunity to be a share-holder or owner in the firm is limited by the person currently in the corner office? Get your “skin in the game” by bringing your talents, creativity, and outstanding communication skills to an employee-owned company that is repeatedly voted a “Best Place to Work” nationally and a “Top Place to Work” in Atlanta.

Burns & McDonnell is actively recruiting Architectural Designers to join our growing Atlanta office in our Governmental Design Studio. This emerging studio offers unique opportunities for both personal and professional growth by offering a wide-range of project responsibilities and team leadership roles. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, highly-motivated individual seeking progressively more responsible assignments.Architecture at Burns & McDonnell is a different. Every studio has a goal to not only deliver design excellence but construct it!Architectural Designers with a desire to work on a multidisciplinary team which includes in-house engineers, scientists and builders are encouraged to apply!Be a part of an energy-filled work place that pays for performance, where you can invest in a career that offers a variety of growth opportunities.


The Staff Architectural Designer will assist project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including airports, industrial, government and military facilities. The Assistant Architect will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting architectural plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors or client needs. This position will design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. + Produce a full range of architectural drawing production work including problem analysis, design layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Develop project specific design and program requirements.

  • Develop solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.

  • Conduct code analysis of designs.

  • Complete assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining rough sketches.

  • Create schematic architectural designs and present designs to internal staff and clients.

  • Interpret and apply design codes and specifications related to architectural design requirements.

  • Review design drawings to ensure they are within scope, budget and schedule.

  • Assist with managing schedules, budgets and project criteria into architectural design and layouts.

  • Review and maintain all revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information in a logical and well-structured manner.

  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and four years related experience or associate's degree and six years related experience or seven years progressive detailing and design experience.

  • Strong understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD and BIM (Revit) to develop the design deliverables.

  • Knowledge of 3D Rendering programs is a plus.

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Professional Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Strong knowledge in the theory and practices of architecture discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Project Managers, Architects, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 181115