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Burns & McDonnell Fire Protection Designer - Aviation & Federal (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned engineering, construction, and consulting firm consistently ranked as a best place to work by Fortune and the Star Tribune. We are seeking a Fire Protection Designer to join our growing team in the Minneapolis office. Fire Protection Engineering is broad, exciting, and fast-growing engineering discipline offering excellent opportunity for growth.

You will join a team of Fire Protection Engineers and Designers who work on a wide range of exciting and challenging projects including manufacturing and food processing facilities, data centers, aircraft hangars, central utility plants, industrial facilities, and more. You will be working in a team environment with a premium placed on client and peer-to-peer interaction. You can expect to be a part of an energy-filled workplace at a successful and growing company.

As a Fire Protection Designer, you will provide drafting and design support for the creation of construction documents on a variety of fire protection, fire alarm, and life safety systems. Career advancement opportunity is limited only by your ability and ambition.

Position Description

Production of construction drawings using Revit and AutoCAD for a wide variety of fire protection, fire alarm, and life safety systems. Duties include:

  • Producing 2D and 3D drawings and models.

  • Producing floor plans, one-line diagrams, riser diagrams, and details.

  • Coordinating with other disciplines.

  • Assisting engineers in design development.

  • Layout of fire alarm systems.

  • Layout of sprinkler systems.

  • Performing hydraulic calculations.

  • Reviewing design drawings for quality.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field with a minimum two years of experience with Revit or associate’s degree in drafting technology with a minimum of three years of experience with Revit.

  • Proficient with Revit and AutoCAD.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to quickly learn new design and calculation software.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels in in a multi-discipline team environment.

  • Experience with fire protection or fire alarm is desirable.

  • BIM coordination experience is desirable.

  • Experience with Hydratec, SprinkCAD, or other sprinkler design programs is desirable.

  • NICET certification in Fire Alarm Systems, Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Layout, and Special Hazard Systems is desirable.

  • Experience with Microstation is desirable.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 241472

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-KZ #A&F