Burns & McDonnell Veterans Jobs

Job Information

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


Burns & McDonnell’s world headquarters in Kansas City, MO, is looking for a Civil CAD Technician to work in our Aviation & Federal Global Practice. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm and voted a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

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, and 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.

The Civil CAD Technician will assist technical teams of detailers, designers and engineers to create world class detail on a variety of projects. This position will assist in developing computer-aided drafting design solutions.

  • Prepare new drawings and revise existing engineering drawings of basic components from specific sketches or layouts.

  • Responsible for adhering to company and client drafting standards and procedures.

  • Responsible for adhering to the drafting practices of selected discipline.

  • Assist in drafting design and documentation for various projects.

  • Assist with tasks utilizing standard drafting detail programs.

  • Assist in continuous drafting detail improvement efforts.

  • Research solutions to project concerns and present solutions to design problems.

  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • High School Diploma/GED and course work in drafting technology or specialized CAD certification required.

  • Bachelor or Associate 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).

  • Knowledge of Autodesk Civil 3D, MicroStation, ArcGIS, and Adobe products preferred.

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

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of CAD standards and best practices.

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

  • Demonstrate ability to exercise independent design decisions to complete required drawings.

  • Fundamental Knowledge in the theory and practices of civil discipline.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

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

  • 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 permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 240751 Job Hire Type New Grad