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Burns & McDonnell Staff Transmission Designer – Transmission (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


The Staff Transmission Designer will work under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer to assist project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including underground and overhead high voltage transmission lines. The Staff Transmission Designer will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting transmission line plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.

  • Assists in the transmission line design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.

  • Assists with modifying and reviewing production drawings for a variety of projects involving high voltage (69-500kV) transmission lines.

  • Assists in designing transmission line components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers including plan and profile drawings, structure load diagrams and foundation drawings.

  • Applies basic knowledge of commonly used civil and structural engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the civil/structural engineering services industry.

  • Assists with research and compiles project related data as required by the project managers. Assists with compiling studies and reports.

  • Assists with correcting and updating drawings provided by senior engineers to verify corrections are made within multiple CAD related software.

  • Assists with client presentations, shop drawing review, and contract administration for the design of high voltage transmission lines.

  • Assists in performing field inspections, measurements or calculations for public and private clients.

  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e., without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • Bachelor Degree in drafting technology or related field and 7 years related experience Required or

  • Associate Degree and 8 years related experience Required or

  • 9 years progressive detailing and design experience. Required

  • Advanced understanding of design software such as: PLS-CADD, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Excel to develop the design deliverables. Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.

  • Advanced ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings.

  • Advanced knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Advanced knowledge in the theory and practices of assigned 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 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 & verbal communication skills.

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


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 234540

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JH #T&D