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Burns & McDonnell Structural Detailer - Transportation (Arkansas) in Springdale, Arkansas


The Structural Detailer will develop plans and prepare non-routine drawings for the design and construction of bridges and other structural elements on transportation projects using information from rough sketches, detailed engineering notes or brief verbal guidance. This position will work on various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Assist in planning and preparing detailed drawings by applying standardized drawing techniques from detailed sketches, verbal instructions and notes under the direction of an engineer.

  • Collect initial drawings, calculations and design ideas from engineers, and combine relevant data into coherent and complete initial design models for review and modification

  • Apply company, client, and project drafting standards and procedures to draft control schematics, wiring diagrams and equipment connection diagrams.

  • Assist in coordinating with engineers and project managers to understand project requirements and verify design details according to company standards and best practices

  • Assist in providing a range of drawing production work including problem analysis, layout, detailing, and drafting on projects of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Assist in drafting activities with designers and drafters in other disciplines.

  • Communicate and correspond with internal design resources and external clients and personnel.

  • Execute design changes and project drawing revisions.

  • Maintain CAD proficiency and work toward mastering current CAD systems.

  • 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.

  • Understanding of design software such as AutoCAD, Microstation, and Excel. Experience with Microstation and OpenBridge is preferred. Candidates with AutoCAD experience and ability to learn and effectively use new software programs will be considered.

  • Ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings.

  • Basic knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Basic knowledge in the theory and practices of engineering 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.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-AR-Springdale

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 214116