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Burns & McDonnell Staff Electrical Designer in Morristown, New Jersey


Burns & McDonnell’s office in Morristown, NJ, has a need for a Staff Electrical Designer to serve as an integral part of a talented team to create 3D drawings for a variety of commercial aviation, federal government, military and industrial 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 Staff Electrical Designer will responsible for performing a variety of electrical design and drafting tasks using prescribed methods and standard techniques as part of the Electrical Team. Projects are typically large military and commercial aviation facilities that demand a strong design team.

This position will interface with Lead Electrical Engineer or Senior Designer and participate on various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.


  • Electrical design will include power, lighting, fire alarm and communications systems.

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

  • Prepare drawings, plans, perform problem analysis.

  • Develop design layout and calculations on various assignments with differing complexity.

  • Perform a variety of assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining preliminary design drawings.

  • Perform checking of designs/sketches and redlines to ensure quality of design product.

  • Prepare reports, drawings, and other related design documents to meet project deliverables.

  • Train, mentor, and develop less experienced drafting, detailing and design staff members.

  • Lead the day to day CAD/REVIT management activities for the Electrical Team.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in drafting technology or related field and 8 years applicable experience OR Associates degree and a minimum of 10 years applicable experience or 11 years progressive detailing and design experience.

  • Proficiency with Revit is required.

  • Experience with power distribution and lighting design is required. Fire/security/communications system design is preferred

  • Ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings and learn and effectively utilize new design software, as needed.

  • Knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others including, but not limited to 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 and verbal communication skills.

  • Basic knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

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


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-NJ-Morristown

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % 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: 190415



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