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Burns & McDonnell Transmission Tower Engineer - Transmission (Phoenix) in Phoenix, Arizona


The Transmission Tower Engineer will perform various phases of planning, proposal preparation, evaluations, analytical designs, report preparation, specifications, and preparation of construction documentation as part of a project team. This position will work on various projects, with a focus on transmission tower projects in a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Assist in the execution of various structural project designs including, but not limited to PLS-Tower modeling, FEM structure modeling, analysis, reinforcement design, new construction and retrofit work.

  • Assist in the development of man-hour estimates, schedules, and project budgets for proposal response and project execution.

  • Assist in the development of project deliverables. This includes conceptual designs through detailed design.

  • Develop drawings for production work including problem analysis, design layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Execute variety of structural design assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques, commercially available software, industry specific software, drawing sequence and presentation, sizing of components, and refining rough sketches for CAD development.

  • Execute changes to designs or sketches and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects.

  • Analyze reports, maps, drawings, tests, and other structural related data to plan and design projects.

  • Responsible for incorporating design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Review design drawings for quality assurance within scope, budget and schedule.

  • Review schedules, budgets and project criteria into civil design and layouts.

  • Organize and maintain all revisions of project 3D model, drawings, plot files and project-related information in a logical and well-structured manner.

  • Participate in the structural design Quality Review process. Includes back checking drawings, models & components, and review of shop drawings using model.

All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or a related quantitative field, plus three to five years of experience. A Masters degree in Structural Engineering provides one year of experience. Field experience is desirable.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification or Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of Texas strongly preferred.

  • Expert understanding of design software such as: PLS-Tower, ATADS, RISA3D, STAADPro, and Excel to develop the design deliverables.

  • Expert knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Expert knowledge in the theory and practices of civil engineering discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline 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.

Physical: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Climbing, Talking, Hearing, Grasping, Fine Manipulation, Lifting up to 20 lbs, typing, pinching, substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers for sustained periods of time, ability to see and read PC screens, detect color coding, read fine print and normal size print.   

Cognitive: Requires ability to adapt, analyze, assess, calculate, make decisions, dependable, exercise good judgment, organize, prioritize, reading comprehensively, write, negotiate, memorize, social skills, stress control and solve problems


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 230683 Job Hire Type Experienced