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Burns & McDonnell Private LTE DAS Design Specialist - Networks, Integration, & Automation (Multiple Locations) in Fort Worth, Texas


Burns & McDonnell’s private wireless team is seeking a Radio Frequency Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Designer specializing in the design of mid to large-tier enterprise, manufacturing, stadium/arena, and airport DAS systems. As a DAS Designer, your responsibilities are to plan and carry out services necessary for all phases of the DAS lifecycle, including site survey, system architecture, layout and design, data analysis, supporting field validation, testing, system commissioning, and optimization. This position requires a technically proficient individual at DAS design and technology, which is organized and self-motivated and is focused on our mission to Make our Clients Successful.

The Designer will work with integrated system architecture, design, and engineering teams within our Networks, Integration & Automation department along with other Global Practices to perform the following duties:

  • Strong technical knowledge of DAS network solutions and products.

  • Ability to design complex, efficient, and cost-effective Neutral Host DAS systems in large enterprise, manufacturing, and airport facilities using iBwave software.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with and coordinate with equipment manufacturers, contractors, installers, integrators, and operations teams.

  • Ability to write / review design standards and specifications.

  • Create, review, and maintain bills of materials (BOMs).

  • Ability to review and cross-check specifications and BOM’s against contractor submittals

  • Work closely with engineering project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects within scope, budget, and schedule.

  • Work closely with engineering project teams and field personnel to incorporate schedules, budgets, and project criteria into physical design and layouts.

  • Support site walks, commissioning, and optimization work.

  • Collaborate on the installation and testing of RAN / RF / DAS equipment with site installers. Support DAS troubleshooting, where required.

  • Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • Direct designs, sketches, and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects.

  • Assist with analyzing reports, drawings, and calculations.

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

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field preferred, but not required. This can be substituted for a technical degree or work experience.

  • Minimum of eight years of professional experience with at least five years related DAS design/integration experience required.

  • Experience using iBwave in-building RF design software. iBwave Certification required.

  • Current BICSI RCDD certification is a plus.

  • Experience in in-building wireless industry, either working directly for a carrier or experience with DAS third party operators of turnkey systems integrators highly preferred.

  • Experience with D-RAN and fiber passive infrastructure designs desired.

  • Strong understanding of complex Neutral Host DAS systems required.

  • Multiple OEM experience required. Working knowledge of JMA/TEKO, Corning/SpiderCloud, SOLiD, ADRF, CommScope, Nokia, Ericsson DAS platforms desired

  • RanPlan experience a plus.

  • JMA/TEKO, Corning, SOLiD, ADRF, CommScope, certifications desired

  • Knowledge of wireless technologies, including 4G LTE and 5G.

  • Working knowledge in telecommunications, cable/conduit routing, equipment rack layouts, wired and wireless communications, floor plans, power/cooling required.

  • Ability to professionally interact with clients, lead project calls, and direct teammates on design requirements required.

  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Revit and/or AutoCAD experience is a plus.

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

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

  • Ability to multitask in a fast pace, deadline-driven work environment. Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects required.

  • Ability to thrive in a multi-discipline team setting and working across multiple teams.

  • Field experience with DAS integration, commissioning, troubleshooting, fiber optic, and CATEGORY cabling desired


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-CA-Brea, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-GA-Atlanta, US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 213484