Burns & McDonnell Assistant Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Designer in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell’s office in Centennial CO, is looking for an Assistant GIS Designer to support various types of private communications network deployments in their Networks, Integration & Automation department. 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 cities across the United States.

This position provides the opportunity to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit, challenge and grow yourself professionally within one of the industry’s leading firms. Be on the cutting edge of new technologies and help mold the next generation of networking and communications.

The Assistant GIS Designer will work on an integrated design team within our Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division to perform the following duties:

  • Assist in the design, setup and configuration of ESRI ArcGIS (Map & Pro) environments for both internal and external clients.

  • Creation/management of GIS features, domains, attributes and symbology.

  • Exploring and creating innovative ways GIS can be implemented for different client needs/use cases.

  • Assist with a full range of drawing production work including problem analysis, network topology layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Assist with analyzing reports, drawings, and calculations; create and maintain BOM and cable schedules.

  • Work closely with engineering project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects within scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.

  • Incorporate schedules, budgets and project criteria into physical design and layouts.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Associate degree in drafting and design and five years related telecommunications/GIS experience or a bachelor's degree in drafting or related field and three years of related experience.

  • Strong understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, GIS, 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.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience with python or other programming languages.

  • Experience with hierarchy/layer-based software (OSI, Archestra, 3DSMax, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge in the theory and practices of engineering discipline.

  • Ability to multitask in a fast pace, deadline driven work environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.


Job Geographic Information Systems

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 181183