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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Instrument & Controls Designer - Oil, Gas & Chemical (Houston) in Houston, Texas


The Assistant Instrument & Controls (I&C) Designer will assist in the design of plant instrument and control systems for a diverse portfolio of project types and clients. This position will work collaboratively utilizing design systems for the production of complex instrumentation & control systems design deliverables.

  • Assist in I&C design activities during detailed design and construction phases of the project. Follow all company, client and project design and drafting standards.

  • Assist the project at each phase utilizing various software such as Smart Plant Instrumentation, AutoCAD, MicroStation and Excel to develop the design deliverables. The deliverables may include panel or building layouts, cable schedule, instrument index, instrument location plans, installation details, loop drawings, wiring drawings and termination diagrams.

  • Assist with set up of I&C CAD configuration and procedures according to project requirements at the beginning of a project for the I&C design team.

  • Assist in preparing I&C drawings from rough sketches or from general engineering and design information (verbal instructions and notes) using CAD software programs.

  • Assist with a full range of drawing production work including problem analysis, design layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Assist with a variety of assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components 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 tests, to plan and design projects.

  • Apply design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Complete and review design drawings within scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • Incorporate schedules, budgets and project criteria into I&C 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and two years related experience or associate's degree and three years related experience or four years progressive detailing and design experience. Related instrument and controls detailing, and design experience preferred.

  • Basic understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, 2D, 3D, MicroStation, SmartPlant and Excel to develop the design deliverables.

  • Basic knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Basic knowledge in the theory and practices of structural 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.

  • Must be willing and eligible to obtain or currently hold a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 231714 Job Hire Type Experienced