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Burns & McDonnell Civil CAD Technician - Aviation & Federal (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Civil CAD Technician will work on an integrated design team in our Aviation & Federal Global Practice. The Civil CAD Technician will perform the expected tasks with a moderate level of guidance from the design team and staff.

Our team is routinely responsible for performing the following:

  • Develop master plans for state-of-the-art facilities for commercial aviation and federal government clients. These facilities include aircraft maintenance hangars, engine maintenance facilities, munitions storage, personnel training facilities, flight simulator facilities, fueling facilities, and administration buildings.

  • Design site infrastructure for these facilities, including road geometry, parking lot layout, utility layout, grading and drainage design, and stormwater management.

  • Design airfield infrastructure for regional and international airport clients, including runways, taxiways, parking aprons, alert shelters, engine runup areas.

  • Design fuel storage and piping facilities at airports and military facilities.

  • Design ramp support facilities at airports including aircraft parking, maneuvering, jet bridge analysis, and ground support equipment servicing/parking.


  • High school diploma and course work in drafting technology or specialized CAD certification or 1-year relevant drafting experience.

  • Associate's degree or bachelor's degree in computer aided drafting/design preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of commands in at least one CAD program; ability to occasionally use higher-level commands, time saving programs and routines.

  • Basic knowledge and experience in multiple CAD systems preferred (including 3D).

  • Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Basic knowledge of CAD standards and best practices.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Project Managers, Engineers, Designers, and clients) in a multi-disciplined project team environment to accomplish objectives.

  • Ability to exercise independent design decisions to complete required drawings.

  • Ability to learn and successfully apply company, client, and project drafting standards.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Self-motivated and eager learner, aptitude to grow and develop within the field.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and budget.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 231200 Job Hire Type New Grad