Burns & McDonnell Assistant Electrical Detailer/Designer in Saint Louis, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s St. Louis, MO office is looking for an Assistant Electrical Detailer/Designer to prepare drawings for industrial facilities including commercial architecture, labs, aviation, and manufacturing 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.

This position offers challenging, fast-paced work of significant variety at a successful, growing company. Working in a full EPC/CDB firm, this individual will also be exposed to the construction side of the business and will grow toward becoming a fully self-sufficient designer who can run their own projects.

The Assistant Electrical Detailer/Designer will work on an integrated design team within our Global Facilities division (Global Practice) to perform the following duties:

  • Assist in planning and preparing detailed drawings for building layout and design development. Drawings will include power plans, lighting plans, communications, grounding, panel schedules, motor control centers, and schematics. Also, assist in detailing mechanical drawings, process diagrams, piping, ductwork plans and details.

  • Use 3D REVIT, AutoCAD and other software.

  • Use 3D software to assist in modeling building electrical designs, managing styles and template development.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of CAD standards and best practices.

  • Learn and successfully apply company, client, and project drafting standards and procedures.

  • Demonstrate ability to apply formulas, principles, and practices to complete required drawings.

  • Provide a range of drawing production work including problem analysis, layout, detailing, drafting, and calculations on project of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of assigned and related disciplines.

  • Coordinate drafting activities with other designers, drafters, and design disciplines.

  • Successfully communicate and correspond with internal design resources and external clients and personnel.

  • Execute design changes and project drawing revisions.

  • Maintain CAD proficiency and work toward mastering current CAD systems.

  • May perform field inspections

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in drafting technology. Minimum of 5 years previous drafting experience.

  • Related consulting experience on building electrical or mechanical design is 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. Revit experience is highly preferred.

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


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

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: 180761