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Structural Designer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 Sep 2022

About Burns

Burns is a nationally respected provider of specialized engineering services, bringing highly-technical, sought-after engineering expertise to complex transportation and critical infrastructure projects.

Facilities & Infrastructure Team

Ranked a Top Workplace and ENR Top 500 Design Firm, we have built a reputation on outstanding client service, delivering resilient, life-protecting engineering solutions that take full advantage of new and evolving technologies. We are personally invested in helping our clients achieve their goals, successfully guiding them through the challenges of multifaceted projects using our no-surprises Burns Unique Client Experience.

We are currently seeking a Structural Design Associate to join our strategic office in Philadelphia, PA OR New York City.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of the project manager and at direction of ranking technical staff, assists in the preparation of designs, project layouts and contract documents in accordance with company design standards and client requirements. Assists the project team in the production of projects on time, within budget, and of high technical quality by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • With the support and over sight of the senior technical staff designs and specifies equipment, facilities, components, and systems for the aviation, transit and commercial, industries.
  • Assists the design team in the coordination of project designs with other disciplines.
  • Learns and participates in the execution of specific engineering and design analyses.
  • Accompanies senior technical staff in performing on-site inspections during construction.
  • Learns how to communicate design requirements with contractors and equipment suppliers.
  • Assists activities to ensure that construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements.
  • Demonstrates aptitude for learning company technical policies and procedures during the execution of projects for clients.
  • Actively participates in professional organizations where the technical reputation and image of the firm may be enhanced.
  • Uses computer assisted design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Performs work in the timeframe and budget allotted.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university accredited engineering program with 1-3 years of related experience training (Co-op/Internship) ; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Must be proficient in Revit.


  • E.I.T. or ability to obtain E.I.T. within two years of hire is required at this level.

Why Join The Burns Team

Recently voted a Top Workplace by , we credit our strength as an organization to our talented, driven, vibrant team. Burns is an ENR Top 500 Firm and has been named a MEP Giant by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine, as well as a Hot Firm by Zweig. We are industry experts, proven leaders, innovative thinkers, and team players. We put our clients' successes and best interests first, because their success is our success. We have fun at work because we love making a difference in the world. We are looking for high-energy, bright, collaborative individuals who want the opportunity to write their own story with us.

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  • Job Reference: 702678303-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Burns Engineering, Inc.
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application