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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Electrical Detailer - Substation in Morristown, New Jersey


Burns & McDonnell has an opportunity in our Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Group for a Substation Drafter. This position is responsible for revising existing drawings and preparing drawings of basic components from explicit verbal or written instructions or detailed sketches. This position successfully plots drawings; learns and follows company and client drafting standards and procedures; learns the practices of a selected discipline. Other duties as assigned. The Drafter is a position reporting to the CAD Section Manager and will be required to provide basic drafting, plotting and deliverable assembly support for assigned projects. This role requires the ability to handle multiple drafting assignments and to prioritize work.

This position will be responsible for the drafting development an array of challenging items including the drafting and design of engineering deliverables on multiple complex utility projects with engineering staff. Responsibilities include the drafting and preparation of plans, schematics, 1-lines, 3-lines, wiring diagrams, materials lists, as needed to support the execution and development of deliverables for high and extra high voltage substations (HV and EHV). This exciting opportunity will provide latitude for continued professional growth as a part of our established mentorship programs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform drafting assignments by applying standardized drawing techniques from detailed sketches, verbal instructions and notes under the direction of an engineer.

  • Create sketches, layouts, plans and drawings for substation physical apparatus.

  • Draft control schematics, wiring diagrams and equipment connection diagrams.

  • Draft drawings according to client and/or company drafting standards.

  • Maintains current knowledge of design and drafting procedures.

  • Review all work for completeness and accuracy prior to submitting for engineering review.

  • Provide an accurate accounting of time spent on projects.

  • Routinely uses higher-level commands, timesaving programs and methods.

  • Perform design assignments by applying learned industry standard drafting techniques in the creation of electrical and structural drawings.


Associate's or Bachelor's degree in drafting technology. Minimum of 5 years previous drafting experience. Additional experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Related consulting experience preferred. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member. Proficient in at least one type of CAD system and capable of working in other software packages when necessary. Routinely uses higher-level commands, timesaving programs and routines.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-NJ-Morristown

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: 182206



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