Assistant Mechanical Designer - Pipelines (Multiple Locations)

Burns McDonnell

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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Burns & McDonnell’s Atlanta office in Alpharetta, GA, is looking for an Assistant Mechanical Designer to perform design on a variety of pipeline facilities projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous other cities across the United States.

 Projects for the Assistant Mechanical Designer will focus on mechanical piping for meter stations, gate stations, and launcher/receiver sites:


  • Use AutoCAD and CADWorx to create drawings for pipeline mechanical piping and pipeline facilities.
  • Assist in performing a variety of routine assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, incorporating various system components, and refining rough sketches. 
  • Follow all company, client and project design and drafting standards.
  • Assist in producing complete PFDs and P&IDs from verbal or written description from the design engineer. 
  • Apply basic formulas, principles and practices, and use acquired knowledge of fundamental concepts and practices pertaining to the mechanical discipline. 
  • Work collaboratively utilizing design systems for the production of mechanical design deliverables.
  • 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 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 mechanical 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 four years related experience or five years progressive detailing and design experience.  
  • Strong understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Excel to develop the design deliverables. Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.
  • 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.