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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Pipeline Designer in Chicago, Illinois


Position will be responsible for performing pipeline design for clients across the US. Main responsibilities include working with the design team to create pipeline design deliverables. Projects range in size and complexity from small utility distribution upgrades to large transmission projects. This position offers the opportunity to challenge and grow yourself professionally and influence the growth and success of the Pipelines group.

Position may include full or partial responsibility of the following assignments:

  • Use of design software to generate pipeline plans, profiles, and details

  • Produce complete route maps, alignment, profile and workspace from verbal or written description from the design engineer.

  • Assist in pipeline planning, preparation of construction documentation and environmental plans

  • Analyze reports, maps, drawings, tests, survey and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design projects

  • Interpret and incorporate design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Review design drawings for quality assurance within scope, budget and schedule. Perform projects tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • Responsible for the revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information are stored in a logical and well-structured manner.

  • Responsible for clear and concise written and verbal communications, as it relates to the project client coordination.

  • Develop and improve processes and tools for effective production

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to less experienced CAD detailers and team members


  • Associate's degree and five years of related experience or six years of progressive detailing and design experience OR Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and three years related experience.

  • Advanced understanding of design software: Microstation, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Excel to develop design deliverables. Preference for familiarity with CADWorx and Plant 3D.

  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs

  • Advanced ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings

  • Knowledge in the theory and practices of engineering 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, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives

  • Strong preference for those with:

o Excellent written and verbal communication skills

o Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

o Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

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

Are you ready to create amazing?

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

Req ID: 200849



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