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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Telecom Designer - Mission Critical (Columbus) in Columbus, Ohio


Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a data center designer to support multiple hyperscale data center projects in our Columbus, OH office. This person will serve as a designer on telecommunications projects. At Burns & McDonnell, you will have the opportunity to build your own success story, both personally and professionally. You will be empowered to build your career with a company that supports the creation of infrastructure for the largest and most complex machine humans have ever built, and which literally powers our society. Join our team working on dynamic projects in one of the most fast-paced, innovative sectors of high-tech building design and construction. We want you to bring your unique experiences, talents, and perspectives to our diverse team to make our client projects successful!

Networks, Integration & Automation (NIA)


As a designer at Burns & McDonnell, you will be a key part of our nationwide team. Burns & McDonnell will provide you on-the-job training, technical mentorship, and personal development as you support the Date Center team.

The Telecommunications Designer will work on an integrated team to complete detailed design of large-scale data center projects and perform the following duties:

  • Assisting with a full range of drawing and modeling production work including problem analysis.

  • Modeling conduit and cable tray as well as managing and creating complex families with custom parameters within Autodesk Revit.

  • Arranging cable tray, conduit, and telecom related devices within BIM model.

  • Coordinating with other disciplines for clearances and clash detection.

  • Translating engineering sketches into single line drawings and details

  • Performing drawing, planning, development and production work including problem analysis, design layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Performing the evaluation of designs or sketches and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects for quality assurance.

  • Approving design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Performing production of design drawings within scope, budget and schedule. Performing project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • Computing volume calculations for conduit and cable tray fills under the direction of the engineer.

  • Assisting with analyzing reports, drawings, and calculations.

  • Incorporating schedules, budgets and project criteria into electrical design and layouts for project financial goals.

  • Responsible for the quality review of all revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information in a logical and well-structured manner.

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

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

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in drafting technology or related field and 2 years related experience required or

  • Associate’s degree and 3 years related experience

  • 6 years progressive 3D detailing and design experience required

  • Proficiency in modeling conduit and cable tray as well as managing and creating complex families with custom parameters within Autodesk Revit.

  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.

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

  • Basic knowledge in the theory and practices of 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.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-OH-Columbus

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 241184

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