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Burns & McDonnell Structural Drafter/Detailer in Manhattan, New York


Burns & McDonnell’s office in midtown Manhattan (NYC) has a need for a Structural Drafter/Detailer to be an integral part of a talented team that is delivering world-class commercial aviation projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

The Structural Drafter/Detailer will be responsible various structural elements for a brand new complex headhouse (central terminal) consisting of multiple concourses, bridges, roadways, connecting buildings and outside structures.

The Structural Drafter/Detailer will work within our Aviation & Federal Global Practice and perform the following duties:

  • Using Revit, prepare new drawings and revise existing drawings for a variety of aviation-based structural elements, including structural steel, concrete foundations and flood walls, baggage handling systems, elevators, supporting signs and partitions, various types of facades and flood resisting systems.

  • Create drawings with complex features using information from sketches or layouts, detailed engineering notes and/or verbal guidance.

  • Utilize acquired knowledge of fundamental concepts and practices pertaining to the structural discipline.

  • Responsible for the set-up of discipline-specific drawings at project start-up.

  • Successfully follow company and client drafting standards and procedures.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree in drafting technology and minimum of 4 years of applicable drafting/detailing experience or Bachelor’s degree in drafting technology and minimum of 2 years of applicable drafting/detailing experience or 5 years of progressive structural drafting experience. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in Revit and capable of working in other software packages, when necessary. Revit experience is required.

  • Related consulting experience is preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Routinely use higher level commands, time-saving programs and routines.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-NY-Manhattan

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % 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: 191041



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