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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Transmission Designer - Transmission (Dallas/Fort Worth) in Fort Worth, Texas


An Assistant Transmission Designer will work with Transmission Line Engineers to support various phases of planning, proposal preparation, site evaluations, analytical designs, report preparation, specifications, and preparation of construction documentation and transmission plans as part of a project team. This position will support various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Support design of various transmission projects including greenfield transmission lines, transmission line upgrades and transmission line relocations and reterminations.

  • Able to effectively work in a team environment to support the development of 3D transmission line models in PLS-CADD.

  • Support development of hardware designs and creation of bill of material for high voltage overhead transmission line projects.

  • Support drawing production work to prepare construction drawings and specifications for high voltage overhead transmission lines.

  • Support the quality review of designs, drawings and mark-ups on ongoing projects.

  • Effectively communicate and present designs, drawings, calculations, and plans to the project team.

  • Assist with ad hoc projects and assignments as assigned by Project Managers and Project Leads.

  • Organize 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 two years related experience or associate's degree and three years related experience or four years progressive detailing and design experience.

  • Basic understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, and Excel to develop the design deliverables.

  • Basic knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Basic knowledge in the theory and practices of civil discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software, such as PLS-CADD, 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.

  • 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-TX-Fort Worth

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 220506