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Job Description

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 TeamRanked 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 our 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.Applying To BurnsAs a member of our team, you will enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested, qualified candidates must apply on the Burns’ career site at to be considered for a specific opportunity.  Individuals needing assistance to apply for an open opportunity should contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected].  At Burns Engineering, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Burns believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our successEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)