Thursday, October 17, 2019

Senior Revit Technologist (Remote)

Falkbuilt is a technology driven start-up venture. Founders include Mogens Smed and Barrie Loberg. With digital intelligence we will revolutionize the construction industry. Our work leverages the video game experience while making it real with data to build the physical replica of the virtual.

Falkbuilt is based in Calgary, Canada (MST), we are looking for a Senior Revit Technologist. We manufacture unique architectural building solutions which require multiple families to model (walls, doors, electrical, millwork, etc). This position is open for remote work from the comfort of your own home in any time zone from the Pacific coast of North America east to Europe.

This role is technical. Some of your time may be spent on project work, but most of your time will be spent solving technical issues to enable other Revit designers to work more efficiently.

Requirements
  • Expert (really!) with building and maintaining a Revit family library.
  • Knowledge of Revit best-practices.
  • Experience developing processes to ensure best-practices are followed.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously acting as technical support resource for Revit designers.
  • Experience with lighting and rendering, or an interest in learning.
  • Experience supporting toolsets for three versions of Revit simultaneously.
Bonus Points
  • Experience with AutoDesk products: AutoCad, Inventor.
  • Experience with plug-in development.
  • Experience with release/feature testing software, in particular Revit plug-ins.
  • Experience in manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in the construction industry, shop drawings, architectural drawings, etc.
Why work for Falkbuilt?
  • Our founders have a record of successful start-ups generating more than one billion in value.
  • Opportunity for participation in equity.
  • Work remotely from the comfort of your own home. No commute.
  • We provide you with the tools you need to succeed.
  • Take pride in building something real from the ground up.
  • You will participate in creating meaningful change in one of the world’s biggest industries.
Apply by email.

BIM Specialist - SERA Architects - Oakland - CA

Under the supervision of the BIM Manager, the BIM Specialist provides BIM training and support to SERA’s staff and projects. The BIM Specialist assists in providing direction in emerging technologies associated with BIM and researches and develops opportunities for process improvement, application, and data integration with Revit. This position communicates current practices and procedures to project staff, and provides support for various design-related software applications.

This is a part time or full time position, depending on the candidate.

About SERA

SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1968, SERA has been instrumental in the development of the city’s national reputation for livability. In 2015, we opened a second office in the San Francisco Bay Area where we service Silicon Valley and other California clients.

Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, client service, and sustainability. SERA provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development.

Job Title: BIM Specialist II
Supervisor: BIM Manager
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Directly assist Revit users to efficiently produce high quality project deliverables.
  • Assist BIM Manager in the development of training programs. Act as primary trainer for new Revit users, as well as providing continuing education for current Revit users.
  • Track training program metrics to determine effectiveness.
  • Assist in development of BIM “best practices” for SERA.
  • Assist users with setting up new projects in Revit.
  • Provide direct support to diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve Revit technical issues for all project teams.
  • Assistance in development of, as well as responsibility for implementation of, departmental standards related to document production, archiving practices, auditing protocols, and project set-up.
  • Develop workflow enhancements, content, and the integration of third-party software packages to Revit.
  • Track metrics associated with new workflow efficiencies.
  • Coordinate clash detection on projects.
  • Research, learn, and implement new software that advances design & sustainability efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
  • 2 year Technical Degree, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of BIM/Revit (Architecture) experience required.
  • Experience with the interaction between Revit and software used for solar analysis, daylighting, IES, and other LEED applications preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience providing Revit training, including how to create complex Revit families. Training experience should include in-person, remote access, one-on-one, and group formats.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledgeable of multiple application platforms and complex systems, including Revit, AutoCAD, NavisWorks, Newforma, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, and Rhino.
  • Understanding of Revit worksharing and Revit Server/C4R.
  • Ability to troubleshoot Revit and project related issues.
  • Ability to create accurate, 3D parametric families for Revit.
  • Intermediate design and production skills required.
  • Ability to balance a wide array of tasks, responsibilities, and commitments efficiently and simultaneously
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Familiarity with using and creating point clouds in Revit and laser scanning in general.
  • Flexibility in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to comfortably lift and carry 50 pounds; walk with / carry equipment upstairs as needed.
SERA Architects Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please see our website to apply for this position.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Design Technology Manager - Ratcliff - Emeryville - CA

Join Ratcliff to discover what is important, imagine the potential and design for extraordinary
outcomes.

We are looking for talented individuals that embrace open minded thinking, a disciplined approach to work and motivation to transform the built environment. Your attributes include:

Critical thinking
Strong design sense
Deep intelligence and curiosity
Flexible mindset
Strong work ethic
Patience working with others

Ratcliff possesses a vibrant vision, a drive for innovation and a commitment to sustainable design. With a legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1906, the firm is a living, evolving architecture firm, dedicated to learning what is important to our clients, our community and our planet; and to designing for extraordinary outcomes.

Ratcliff’s staff of 65+ engages clients who share our values and serve as strategic partners in designing sustainable building solutions. Our primary practice areas of academic, healthcare and civic architecture present significant opportunities for architecture that is driven not only by place based questions of purpose, design and technology, but also by intrinsic issues born out of our contribution to society.

The firm is seeking an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and the capacity to serve as a pioneering technologist in the role of Design Technology Manager. The ideal candidate will possess experience in identifying, qualifying, building consensus for, and implementing enabling technologies and enterprise systems that facilitate the firm’s business processes and strategic objectives. The candidate will possess a mix of business acumen and an understanding of industry trends in support of Ratcliff’s vision and drive for innovation.

Qualifications:
  • 8 years professional experience consistent with the field of design software.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture / Engineering, or in Computer Science with 5 or more years experience in the field of building design.
  • High level of proficiency with Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD in an architectural production environment.
  • Experience supporting related design and rendering applications, including AutoCAD A360, 3D Studio Max, Navisworks, Sketchup and similar.
  • Familiarity with design collaboration platforms preferred, such as Newforma and Autodesk BIM 360.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing, local network architecture and workstation hardware.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a general aptitude and comfort level with providing training and technical support.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, relevant strategic information to management.
  • Candidates must have legal working status in the U.S. as Ratcliff will not be sponsoring work visas at this time.
Ratcliff, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is conveniently located in Emeryville, between Berkeley and Oakland, just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. We provide a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, submit your resume VIA EMAIL with cover letter. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. All responses will be held in confidence.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

BIM VDC Coordinator - Wight & Company - Darien - IL

Wight & Company, rated by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace, is an integrated architecture, engineering and construction management firm, based in Darien, Illinois. We have a tremendous opportunity for a BIM/Virtual Design & Construction (VDC)Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have foresight of future trends in software applications and be on the forefront of current software.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the Director of Integrated Technology.
  • Contribute to/advance the adoption of BIM standards.
  • Train staff in Revit, including standards and best practices (Architecture, Interiors, MEP, Structural).
  • Assist teams with BIM Execution Planning at project kickoff and major milestones.
  • Troubleshoot Revit issues.
  • Assist project Teams with complex Revit setup/modeling requirements.
  • Build Revit families and manage Revit library.
  • Plan/implement variety of BIM/VDC processes throughout the project lifecycle, including visualization, modeling, virtual mock-ups. Model-based takeoffs, 3D coordination logistics and 4D staging diagrams.
  • Consult with contractors, designers, engineers and consultants to establish/maintain file management & BIM protocols required for effective coordination.
  • Lead clash coordination meetings.
  • Research/Develop new ways to utilize BIM information to enhance projects through stages of design/construction.
  • OPTIONAL – join the Wight DRONE team to PILOT drone for project photography and photogrammetry.

Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Architectural Drafting or related field required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ Revit experience, preferably in a multi-discipline office.
  • Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) & Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) technology is required.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to produce high quality work with minimal oversite in a collaborate, fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for experimenting with new software and processes to enhance design & construction workflows.
  • Can work easily with others, has good communication skills and a sense of humor.

Computer Programs:

  • BIM/Clash Coordination (Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD).
  • PDF Editing (Bluebeam).
  • 4D Scheduling (Navisworks, Synchro).
  • Computational BIM (Dynamo, Grasshopper).
  • 3D Modeling (3ds Max, SketchUp, Rhino).
  • Image/Animation Editing (Photoshop, Premiere).
  • Reality Capture (ReCap).

If you would be interested in exploring this exciting opportunity, please visit our WEBSITE and if you want to apply EMAIL YOUR RESUME in confidence.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Site Design CAD Specialist - LPA - Irvine - CA

LPA is seeking a Site Design CAD Specialist who has a strong understanding of how complex aspects of site + building design interact, to be part of our uniquely collaborative design process.

The Site Design CAD Specialist is an integral part of the LPA design technology team and works closely with project teams throughout the company. The Site Design CAD Specialist will be active in developing Civil + Landscape standards, researching + developing new processes, developing + identifying goals + objectives for the integration of site in the design + documentation process and developing methods of integrating 3d design tools for design and coordination with Architecture + Engineering.

Our technology team is a unified group that includes design technologies, information technologies and information systems. As a part of design technologies, the Site Design CAD Specialist focuses on how Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects leverage technology (including CAD, 3d design tools and other analytical software) during the design process. As part of a unified technology team you will also influence other hardware, software and processes, which advance our pursuit of a better process that returns better results.

Experience:
  • 7+ years of relevant experience
Requirements:
  • Work experience in a medium to large sized civil engineer, landscape architecture, architecture or construction firm
  • Passion for great customer service
  • Passion for 2D and 3D CAD based workflows and tools
  • Expert knowledge of AutoCAD or Civil3D and content creation for landscape architects or civil engineers
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct limited amounts of travel
  • Knowledge of and Revit, SketchUp and Navisworks or BIM360 Glue
  • Awareness of Autodesk licensing
  • Awareness of other design software such as SketchUp, Rhino, Enscape, and AutoTurn
  • Awareness of project information management software such as Newforma Project Center, BIM 360 and SharePoint.
Responsibilities:
  • Be the first point of contact for civil engineering and landscape architecture designers experiencing issues related to design technologies.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality CAD based site models through documentation, education, coordination of model reviews and maintenance
  • Engage integrated design teams in CAD and BIM coordination
  • Help develop, document and communicate interdisciplinary BIM Project Plans
  • Setup and monitor the effective coordination of CAD and BIM based projects
  • Create and organize CAD content and templates
  • Provide CAD related education to designers
  • Support project teams through clash detection and constructability reviews
  • Receive, prioritize and respond to requests for help with design technologies.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend emerging design technologies.
LPA is an integrated design firm with offices in California and Texas. We specialize in creating innovative, sustainable environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. We provide a vibrant and rewarding work environment—one that values and fosters creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, community engagement and ongoing career development and growth. LPA is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans.

Network Administrator - LPA - Irvine - CA

LPA is seeking a Network Administrator to join our integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and master planners. As a member of Inspire Design (ID), our technology team, and participant in our uniquely collaborative design process, you will research, develop and implement information technologies that inspire the design process.

Our technology team is a unified group that includes design technologies, information technologies and information systems. As a part of information technologies, the Network Administrator focuses on how our LAN, WAN, Wireless and VoIP infrastructures are leveraged as a platform for the design process. This is accomplished through collaboration with integrated project teams, information technologies and design technologies. As part of a unified technology team, you will also influence design technologies and information systems which advance our pursuit of a better process that returns better results.

Experience:
  • Minimum of 7 years as a Network Administrator
Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the design of the network including switching, routing, load balancing, firewall administration and security protocols.
  • Deploy, configure, maintain and monitor network equipment to ensure highly effective network operations.
  • Ensure network devices are configured and maintained in accordance with standards, change management and best practices.
  • Develop and maintain documentation on existing services and systems.
  • Maintain security programs and protocols related to the network and firewalls.
  • Provide guidance on future technologies and business process improvements.
  • Provide regular on-call support of the network.
Requirements:
  • CCNA Certification at minimum, CCNP preferred
  • Hands on experience managing Cisco Routers, Switches, ASA’s, Meraki Wireless and SD-WAN a plus. EMC UCS, Unity, Isilon and UCS, Unity, ECX, VMware and Meraki wireless,
  • Experience maintaining a multi-office environment on MPLS and internet using SD WAN technology.
  • Experience with firewalls and network security infrastructure configuration
  • Understanding of file acceleration hardware by Riverbed or similar 
  • Advanced knowledge supporting VoIP voice and video systems, including QoS on both LAN and WAN infrastructure, and Skype for Business or similar
  • Proven ability to configure, deploy and manage network monitoring tools.
  • Extensive knowledge of design and administrative experience with Microsoft Solutions, public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
  • Experience with backup, business continuity and disaster recovery tools and failover procedures
  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and build relationships
  • Proven ability to deliver IT projects on time and on budget
  • A strong sense of good values
LPA is an integrated design firm with offices in California and Texas. We specialize in creating innovative, sustainable environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. We provide a vibrant and rewarding work environment—one that values and fosters creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, community engagement and ongoing career development and growth. LPA is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans.

Systems Administrator - LPA - Irvine - CA

The System Administrator will maintain the IT infrastructure necessary to facilitate ambitious and strategic growth. As a member of the ID team the Systems Administrator will collaborate with all members of the team, including people with expertise in information technology, information systems and design technology to execute LPA’s vision for technology. The Systems Administrator also provides technical support to all employees of LPA.

Systems Administrator Experience:
  • Minimum of at least 7 years’ experience as a Systems Administrator
Systems Administrator Responsibilities:
  • Provide support for network infrastructure including servers, LAN/WAN, VOIP, VM environment, remote access, disaster recovery/failover procedures, data backups and archival, and Active Directory, and Exchange
  • Perform systems and processes upgrades as required for enhanced functionality and security
  • Manage file storage on prem and in the cloud.
  • Collaborate to with team to develop strategic vision and technology initiatives
  • Manage strategic projects to improve LPA’s IT infrastructure
Systems Administrator Requirements:
  • MSCE certification
  • Passion for great customer service
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and build relationships
  • Experience with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policies and Exchange
  • Proven ability to thrive in highly collaborative environments
  • Proven ability to manage several projects and establish priorities
  • Proven ability to deliver IT projects on time and on budget
  • Knowledge and experience managing a multi-office environment
  • A strong sense of good values required
LPA is an integrated design firm with offices in California and Texas. We specialize in creating innovative, sustainable environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. We provide a vibrant and rewarding work environment—one that values and fosters creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, community engagement and ongoing career development and growth. LPA is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans.