Signals Designer

Burns Engineering, Inc - Philadelphia, PA3.0

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $84,000 a year
What We Do

Burns Engineering, Inc. provides professional engineering design and project management services for transportation, facilities, and infrastructure projects. We help our clients attain their strategic goals and initiatives through successful large-scale infrastructure projects. Burns’ full-service capabilities include mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, transportation, and energy consulting engineering.

Railroad & Transit Team

Burns provides design and construction solutions to help maintain, improve, and expand the nation's railroad and transit infrastructure. We have designed the implementation of critical programs across the country, and support the renewed emphasis on a public transit-oriented lifestyle.

Burns is currently seeking a Signals Designer to join our Philadelphia, PA team.

Primary Responsibilities

The Signals Designer provides designs, project layouts and prepares contract documents in accordance with company design standards and client requirements under direct supervision of the Project Manager and Senior Engineers.

Specific responsibilities includes, but are not limited to, the following:

Perform design calculations, prepare material and equipment specifications and provide preliminary sketches and notes for drawings.
Perform system design layout and sizing for assigned projects.
Responsible to coordinate the design with other disciplines, attend design coordination meetings with team members and client representatives.
Prepare electronically generated drawings with accuracy, neatness and speed, maintaining high quality and uniform standards of lines and lettering.
Inform the senior designer and engineer of technical challenges and any design work beyond his or her capabilities.
Learn to review shop drawings, record changes and keep all disciples informed of details and schedules.
Coordinate the contract documents with the construction personnel and participates (under supervision) in site inspections during construction as required.
Assist in field data collection and/or field system verifications.
Assist in the supervision of drafters assigned to a project.
Assist in the review and adjustment to project specifications to fit project requirements.
Assist in the studies and selection of equipment to fit the project design.
Actively participate in professional organizations where the technical reputation and image of the firm may be enhanced.
Perform non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Work may involve areas lacking precedent.
Minimum Requirements

Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school plus two years practical design experience or has 5 years applicable design experience in the design of similar projects.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation Design software and MS suite of products.
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 an 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. Watch our videos and learn more about our dynamic culture at

Applying To Burns

As 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

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 success.