Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Applications Manager - Perkins+Will - Minneapolis

Perkins+Will Minneapolis is seeking a design technologist to fill the role of Design Applications Manager. A Design Applications Manager engages with project teams and local office leadership in a broad range of activities including BIM setup and planning, software support and training, as well as architectural production work. Design Applications Managers also serve as ambassadors to Perkins+Will’s firm-wide Digital Practice group, a role that provides a platform for the development, testing, and implementation of new workflows and software.

Functional Requirements:
Specific project-related responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Building Information Model (BIM) setup and project technology planning
  • Assisting teams with the generation of BIM execution plans and other technology related plans, protocols, or workflows
  • Continuous Quality Assurance with project teams to maintain BIM quality and fidelity, adherence to BIM plans, adherence to firm-wide modeling and information standards, and continuity of information across multiple applications
  • Coordination of application customization with internal or external application development resources
  • Implementation of effective information protocols and workflows between project teams and external consultants
General technical support responsibilities include:
  • Coordination with firm wide design technology group with regard to local adoption of firm wide standards and practices
  • Technical support for design applications
  • Coordination of applications support with our IT infrastructure group and firm-wide helpdesk
  • General setup, configuration, and customization of standard design and production applications
  • Training of teams and individuals within the office in the fundamental operation of standard design applications

The Design Applications Manager will report directly to the local office Director of Operations and Managing Director, and will coordinate at the firm wide level with the Design Applications Director and Digital Practice Group. There will also be opportunities to work on firm-wide design technology efforts.


Qualified candidates will have
  • High-level of proficiency in Autodesk Revit in an architectural production environment, including the ability to administer, install, configure, and set up the application
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Autodesk Revit, and a general aptitude and comfort level with training and technical support, both one-on-one and in group class settings
  • The ability to learn and transition between multiple applications within Perkins+Will’s design technology suite, including Newforma, Autocad, 3D Studio MAX Design, Navisworks, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, and others
  • A minimum of a BS Arch, BArch or MArch (or equal), and 3-5 years’ experience in an architectural/interiors/planning environment
Ideal candidates will also have:
  • A general familiarity with design visualization and environmental analysis applications
  • Experience in application customization through programming and scripting
  • The ability to provide a moderate level of support for the Microsoft Windows/Office desktop and Adobe Creative Suite products, along with an aptitude for PC support and network basics
  • LEED Accreditation and professional licensure
The Minneapolis office is currently staffed by over 50 friendly and skilled professionals and is located centrally on Nicollet Mall and 10th Street in Downtown Minneapolis, easily accessible by bike, mass transit, or car. Perkins+Will employees enjoy access to innovation grants and internal design competitions, the combined expertise of 24 world-wide offices, and an excellent benefits package.

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