CAD Co-Op – Transmission & Distribution (Chicago)

at Burns & McDonnell
Location Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent



Our Designer Apprentices are responsible for revising and preparing drawings of basic components from explicit verbal or written instructions and detailed sketches. This position successfully plots drawings; learns and follows company and client drafting standards and procedures; and, most importantly, learns the engineering and design practices of their selected business line.

Opportunities as a Designer Apprentice exist in multiple market segments and locations. Specific assignments and project work vary depending on the market. Please see below for information on each market:

Transmission & Distribution

At Burns & McDonnell, T&D's Design Technology team is not just CAD anymore! Our team has a strong, goal-oriented focus on developing the next generation of designers. These team-members are pivotal in the engineering and design of high voltage (13,000 to 500,000 volt) electrical substations, including layout, power system analysis, and control/relay systems for a variety of impactful projects all over the country. Also, we are blazing new trails and driving a culture of innovation within our company providing unlimited opportunities for growth and exploration in the ever-expanding world of new technologies.


+ Pursuit of Certificate, Associate's or bachelor's degree in Computer-Aided Drafting.

+ Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education and/or technical certificate program in a field related to the work done in the department.

+ Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

+ Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

+ Actively involved in campus, community or other volunteer activities or organizations.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

+ Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

+ Demonstrated leadership skills.

+ Self-motivated and eager learner, aptitude to grow and develop within the field.

+ Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Intern

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Other Locations United States

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 222198


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