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Burns & McDonnell Telecommunications Consultant - Mission Critical (Columbus) in Columbus, Ohio


Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 8,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants, and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Burns & McDonnell has exciting opportunities for those interested in growing their careers in one of the most fast-paced, innovative sectors of high-tech building design and construction. The project focus would be mission-critical data centre projects. This opportunity hires directly into our Mission Critical team and into a multibillion-dollar industry that is growing at an exponential rate. Data Centers are an aggressive market for Burns & McDonnell and are highlighted by several priority articles on our site. Mission Critical is an international practice for Burns & McDonnell that involves exciting, collaborative work across many different departments.

Burns & McDonnell’s is looking for a Telecommunications Specialist to support multiple hyper scale data center projects in their Networks, Integration & Automation department.

The Data Center Specialist will work on an integrated design team within our Mission Critical division to perform the following duties:

  • Detailed design of large-scale data center telecommunication environments. Follow all company, client and project design and drafting standards.

  • Assist with a full range of drawing and modeling production work including problem analysis. The desired candidate will have proficiency in modeling conduit and cable tray as well as managing and creating complex families with custom parameters within Autodesk Revit.

  • Assist with a variety of assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and cables, and refining rough sketches.

  • Assist with initial rough designs or sketches and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects.

  • Assist with analyzing reports, drawings, and calculations; create and maintain bill of materials.

  • Work closely with engineering project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects within scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • Incorporate schedules, budgets and project criteria into physical design and layouts.

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

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's or bachelor’s degree in drafting and design or related field and 5 years telecommunications/data center experience.

  • Strong knowledge of Autodesk Revit is a must. Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Working knowledge in telecommunications, cable/conduit routing, equipment rack layouts, floor plans and datacenter projects strongly preferred.

  • Experience utilizing BIM 360, work sets and project phasing.

  • Ability to multitask in a fast pace, deadline driven work environment.

  • Ability to thrive in a multi discipline team setting.

  • RCDD desirable.


Job Telecommunications

Primary Location US-OH-Columbus

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 223124