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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Electrical Designer - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s Oil, Gas & Chemical global practice is searching for an Assistant Electrical Designer in its Kansas City, MO headquarters office. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked numerous times on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in cities across the United States.

This position offers the opportunity to grow your design skills, plan and produce 2D/3D drawings, and showcase your leadership talents through coordination, communication, and execution of projects. The Assistant Electrical Designer will work on a diverse portfolio of projects with various clients in the Oil, Gas & Chemical industries to perform the following duties:

  • Assist in the design of 15kV, 5kV, 480V and below power systems, lighting systems, protection and controls, and site and facility design.

  • Assist in developing a full range of drawing deliverables such as one-lines, motor schematics, hazardous areas, grounding, duct bank, lighting, power, installation details, and section/elevations.

  • Assist with calculations for lighting, conduit, cable tray, duct bank, and grounding.

  • Develop and grow industrial construction knowledge and field experience.

  • Follow all company, client, and project design and drafting standards.

  • Execute, organize, and maintain project drawings in a logical and well-structured manner.

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

  • Complete and review design drawings within scope, budget and schedule.

  • Coordinate drafting and design efforts with both internal and external clients and vendors.

  • 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.

  • Must be willing to travel to the job site and meet with clients and construction personnel to scope the project and answer construction problems.

  • Must be willing and eligible to obtain or currently hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

  • Basic knowledge of NEC, Electricity Basics, Industrial Construction, Industrial Facility Safety, and CAD Standards.

  • Ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings. Strong preference for experience in SmartPlant 3D, but any 3D experience is a plus. AutoCAD experience is required

  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.

  • Basic knowledge in the theory and practices of electrical design; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to electrical; and capable of operating electrical 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.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own success story, both personally and professionally. You will be empowered to build not just projects, but your career. With a vast array of service specialties and the tools to shape your destiny, you will find abundant options.

Entrepreneurial spirit drives us to explore big ideas and discover new opportunities. Our engineers, architects, planners, construction professionals, technologists and scientists take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking. Our culture of employee ownership plays a vital role — each of us takes a stake in every project we touch, creating amazing results for our clients and communities. Collaboration leads to our clients’ success, which in turn leads to our company’s success. And that in turn leads to numerous awards and recognition, both for our projects and as a great place to work.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 240053

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-DS #OGC