Substation Drafter/Designer
Burns & McDonnell - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

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The T&D Drafter/Designer is a position reporting to the Substation Department Manager. This position will be required to provide technical drafting and design support for assigned projects, and requires the ability to handle multiple projects and to prioritize work.

Performs drafting assignments by applying standardized drawing techniques from sketches, verbal instructions and notes under the direction of an engineer.

Creates sketches, layouts, plans and drawings for substation physical apparatus.

Develops, modifies control schematics, wiring diagrams and equipment connection diagrams.

Develops, modifies and reviews drawings according to client and/or company drafting standards.

Maintains current knowledge of design and drafting procedures.

Reviews all work for completeness and accuracy prior to submitting for engineering review.

Provides an accurate accounting of time spent on projects.

Performs design assignments by applying learned industry standard design techniques in the creation of electrical and structural drawings.


Education: Two-year technical graduate.

Demonstrated proficiency and working knowledge of the latest versions of AutoCAD and/or Micro Station.

2 or more years of experience in a drafting of electrical and mechanical systems. Experience in detailing electrical substations preferred.

Self-motivated with strong verbal and written communications skills.

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects with clear expectations and timelines, and to prioritize work.

Ability to take direction from and work collaboratively with individuals at all levels in the organization in a team environment.

Requires ability to limited travel.

Requires a valid driver's license and an insurable driving record.

The Designer will support the work of the assigned team and support other design teams when needed. This position will require strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills, as well as demonstrate the ability to function in a team environment.

The duties described above are the general nature and level of work performed, but is not intended to be a complete comprehensive list of all the duties, activities, and responsibilities required the position. Supervisors or managers may ask job incumbents to perform other duties as needed and/or required.





Yes, 10 % of the Time

Primary Location

US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

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