Friday, March 30, 2012

Senior Electrical PE - Revit and LEED - Los Angeles

Kristina with Aerotek represents the following opportunity.

Our client is a large international engineering firm. They are looking for a licensed engineer to join their team as soon as possible. This firm specialize in large, complex, innovative, and sustainability projects. They need an engineer to lead the design team in their effort to receive LEED Gold certification for all their projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as Senior Electrical Engineer on a range of building services design projects.
  • Lead design teams in the delivery of complex and innovative design solutions.
  • Implement energy efficiency and incorporate sustainable construction solutions into design.
  • Liaise with clients and contractors, acting as the representative for Electrical or Building Services design consultancy.
  • Coordinate Electrical work with Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Specialist Disciplines.
  • Attend weekly Project review meetings and report on Electrical work.
  • Review, design and implement Client change requests.
  • Utilize and understand REVIT, Equest, and Autocad.
  • Manage and mentor Graduate Engineers and Engineers.
  • Ability to run projects successfully.
  • Ensure senior staff are kept informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the client are achieved.
  • Continually ensuring that practices, policies, strategy and services represent the client’s best interests and that our policy is in keeping with current legislation, Standards and Codes of Practice etc.
  • Commitment to CPD and self learning / development
Job requirements/Qualifications
  • PE License
  • BSEE degree

If you are are interested please email Kristina for more information at

Monday, March 19, 2012

Draftsperson/Designer - Tesser - CA

Tesser, an award-winning, San Francisco-based brand strategy and design firm, is looking to find a contract draftsperson/designer who is skilled at either VectorWorks or Revit and can work for 40 hours/week, on-site for 6-8 weeks.

Our ideal candidate is experienced with at least one of the major architectural focused 3D/2D applications (e.g. VectorWorks Architect, Revit, ArchiCAD, etc; highly experienced AutoCAD users will also be considered). We are a tight-knit, hard-working agency with exciting national-level brand imaging projects specifically focused in consumer goods and restaurant/retail design. We design the next generation of stores for national and global blue-chip clients, like Wendy’s, Chili’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Musco Family Olive Company, and KFC.

About You
You have played a successful role at past agencies or architecture firms, either full-time or as a contractor, creating technical, design intent drawings using drafting software. You have 3-5 years experience creating both interior and exterior 3D renderings in a professional setting, preferably for large, national retail or restaurant concepts, and you understand the production, codification and notation of drawing packages. You have a keen eye for details and strong overall design sense. You are knowledgeable about building materials and have contributed to/handled material selection in the past. Your background may include commercial or residential architecture or interior design. You are comfortable using a variety of design programs for three dimensional sketching and color-rendering, from Photoshop to Illustrator to 3D architectural modeling software (VectorWorks and/or Revit required). You are a self-starter, extremely detail-oriented and maintain a professional demeanor throughout the entire design/production process. You have a BFA or BS in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design or Architecture. A background in architecture and/or the ability to draw freehand would be big pluses.

About the Position
As a Drafting Contractor at Tesser, you will work under the guidance of the Creative Director and Senior Environment Designer to develop 3D Design Intent Drawing packages for a large, national restaurant chain client. In addition, you will contribute to materials selection (researching materials, ordering samples, etc.). You will work on-site at Tesser’s downtown San Francisco office full time for 6-8 weeks, depending on project duration. The opportunity to join as a full-time, permanent employee is a possibility.

What You Need to Send Us
If you believe you fit the requirements above, please send your cover letter and resume to  Only PDF and Word documents will be accepted. Please note, all emails must have “Draftsperson/Designer – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Revit Structure Position Wanted - TX

I was contacted recently by a person with ten years of structural detailing experience. The motivation for making a change is being driven by a desire to get to use Revit Structure. He is convinced that it's the direction he wants to take and he recently chose to undertake and complete a three day training class with ECAD in Houston on his own dime.

If your firm is interested in a motivated (even bi-lingual) guy that will combine his experience with his desire to keep moving forward with technology let me know and I'll make the introduction. He is currently in the greater Houston area and would like to stay in the area but he is open to considering a compelling opportunity elsewhere.

BIM Manager - BESCO - Knoxville, TN

BESCO, a large and growing electrical contractor headquartered in Knoxville, TN, is growing its design capabilities and has an opening for a BIM Manager.

Position description
Key operations and technology leader who will work with both preconstruction and construction teams to produce BIM models, field installation drawings, submittal drawings, etc., coordinate with Trimble layout efforts, and actively participate in multi-trade BIM coordination meetings.

Position requirements

Experience with Revit MEP & NavisWorks
Proficiency with AutoCAD
Knowledge of electrical construction and installation means and methods
Ability to identify cost savings and prefabrication opportunities
Minimum five years of relevant work experience preferably with an electrical contractor

If you are interested please contact Tom Thistleton at

Revit Programmer

I've been contacted about an opportunity for a Revit savvy programmer. It is a short term assignment to create a single application (to manage creating local files) but the right person could find themselves with more work or possibly a full time gig, if that's attractive. The firm is international but the primary people you'll work with for this gig are in the USA.

Let me know if you are interested in tackling the assignment and I'll make the introductions. You will be asked to respond to their RFP (request for proposal).

The first test is to see if you can figure out how to contact me. ;)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Architecture II Revit Specialist - San Francisco

The Melt is seeking candidates for the full time position of Architect II Revit Specialist to join the store design and development team in San Francisco. Work under the guidance of the Director of Design and with a top notch team of consultants to develop design and construction documents for a rapidly growing high-tech restaurant concept.  Work on multiple fast-paced projects and be involved in all aspects of project delivery from schematic design to construction documents and construction administration.

The Melt is a new fast casual eatery that combines innovative technology with simple, fresh quality meals whose investors are a 4 star chef and successful entrepreneur.  We need your help in executing our fast casual concept and in propelling The Melt’s national growth.

Candidate Profile
  • Ability to interpret execute and communicate design intent
  • Highly detail oriented and extremely well organized
  • Ability to plan and execute workflow to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and coordinate with professional engineering consultants
  • Knowledgeable about materials and able to select and review materials
  • Comfortable with 2d and 3d drawing and rendering and presentation software
  • Self starter, highly motivated, independent learner
  • Degree in architecture or interior design
  • Passion for design technology
Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop 3d schematic designs and presentation drawings using Revit and Sketchup.
  • Prepare drawings for submittal to landlord, planning, health agencies and coordinate followup response
  • Prepare construction documents for permit applications and contractor bid proposals
  • Prepare backgrounds and coordinate MEP engineering consultants work
  • Review and respond and track contractor requests for information and submittals
  • Coordinate equipment, finishes, fixture specifications and schedules
  • Develop Revit component families for retail restaurant projects
  • Develop and maintain Revit project templates
  • Develop and maintain project drawing standards
  • Highly proficient in Revit
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchup and Autocad Architecture
  • Sound knowledge of 3d modelling and rendering and parametric design concepts
  • 3-5 years of experience in professional design or engineering firm
  • Degree in architecture preferred
  • License preferred
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
Compensation is commensurate with experience, benefits include medical and paid time off.

Contact via email: