Thursday, May 20, 2021

Design Technology Manager - BIM Manager - QPK - Syracuse - NY

Position Type: Full Time
Reports To: Partners
Directed By: Partners/Project Managers

Job Summary:

An integral member of the model-based design process, the BIM Manager collaborates with architects, structural engineers, landscape architects, production specialists, professional staff, partners, and the I.T. Department to promote and facilitate a firm-wide workflow transition from a document-driven to building information modeling practice.


Professional degree related to Architecture and/or Engineering or commensurate experience within the AEC industry.


Salary level is commensurate with experience. EEO Employer.


Email resume, e-portfolio, and references to

Candidate Qualifications

  • 5+ years production experience in design, drafting, or engineering.
  • Experience in manipulating point clouds/laser scans.
  • Must have an in-depth working knowledge of current BIM versions with emphasis on project sheet setup.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have a professional appearance, conduct and work ethic.
  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals.
  • Ability to take on additional responsibilities as needed as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance.
  • Must have basic PC experience in Windows environments, working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, email, Web-enabled applications, and database software.
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the drive to pursue continued education on BIM.
  • Possess the ability to work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Experience in 3D printing desirable but not mandatory.

Primary design tools used by staff:

  • Autodesk
    • Revit (Arch/Struct)
    • Autocad (2D)
    • Civil 3D
    • Infraworks
    • Recap
    • Navisworks
    • BIM 360
  • Bentley
    • Structural Analysis tools
  • Trimble
    • SketchUp
  • Enscape
  • V-Ray
  • Rhino
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
  • ArcGIS


  • Manage software customization of new version releases.
  • Manage the implementation of design software. Coordinate with IT staff.
  • Evaluate new design software and technologies.
  • Stay informed on best practices for use of Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, AutoCAD, Civil3D and BIM.
  • Installation and support of related BIM software.


  • Responsible for BIM standards development, implementation, and enforcement.
  • Creation and maintenance of all design software project template files to assure standards.
    • Separate templates for: Government and Private clients.
  • Provide support for plotting and electronic file submissions.
  • Automate routines in BIM to support standards and productivity.
  • Provide quality control for completeness and adherence to company standards of all drawings produced.
  • Train and oversee the day-to-day activities of users to ensure BIM standards are maintained in building the
  • model.
  • Creating BIM families and management/manipulation of 3rd party BIM families for staff use.


  • Create written technology evaluations and budgets for future technology adoption that aligns with the
  • company’s goals.
  • Report on the company’s current and projected state regarding design technology utilization.
  • Create upgrade and deployment strategies for design technology software.
  • Coordinate with project teams in scheduling 3D prints to meet deadlines.


  • Provide hardware and network support as it relates to design technology.
  • Troubleshoot problems.


  • Internal training to staff forspecified design software.
  • Conduct annual training for updates in new releases of design software.
  • Conduct new employee onboarding training sessions.
  • Test new employee software skills.
  • Maintain high level of competency of software through continued use and self-training.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops. Bringing back learning and disseminating the information to
  • appropriate teams.

Project Interface

  • Support project standards coordination with clients (i.e. USACE, OGS, etc.).
  • Assist on project work: complex modeling, renderings, generative design, energy and lighting analysis.
  • Assist project teams in setting up the model.
  • Create custom BIM content for project needs.
  • Help resolve BIM design issues.
  • Manage and distribute coordinated digital documents to the project team.
  • Quality control BIM deliverables to meet contract and client requirements.
  • Perform clash detection and create clash detection reports.
  • Coordinate with project team and external consultants to resolve clashes in the clash detection report.
  • Write and manage the BIM Project Execution Plan, if required, for the project.
  • Manage project team permissions on BIM 360 for cloud hosted projects.


  • Coordinate with the Marketing department in keeping BIM relevant material up to date in promotional
  • materials.
  • Strategize future design technology initiatives.
  • Identify trends and business opportunities relating to design technology and make software recommendations.

Liaison Design Technology workflows with:

  • Sustainable design
  • Planning
  • Visualization (Enscape, V-Ray, SketchUp)
  • Facilities Management
  • Estimating
  • Specification writing
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Point clouds/laser scans
  • Modularization
  • Cloud hosted design (BIM 360)
    • 3D Printing (MakerBot) - desirable but not mandatory.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Electrical Designer - Colorado Springs - CO

Farnsworth Group is seeking an Electrical Designer in our Colorado Springs office. In this role, you will be working with engineers to turn design concepts into completed design for lighting, power and signal systems. Electrical design will be for buildings in diverse markets including higher-ed, healthcare, K-12, commercial and industrial.

Specific Requirements include:
  • 5+ years of experience performing electrical design for buildings
  • Experience and proficiency in Revit, required
  • Experience in Navisworks, preferred
  • Experience in AutoCAD, preferred
  • Revit or Autodesk Certification, preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of, Electrical Design through education or work experience
We offer a competitive salary and benefits program that includes:
  • Medical/Dental Plans
  • Prescription Drug Program
  • Vision Plan
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Time-off Benefits
Come join the Farnsworth Group team and find out why our employees earned us the Great Place to Work certification! Farnsworth Group is a full-service engineering and architecture firm with offices and employment opportunities located throughout a nationwide network of offices. With a rich 125-year history, we are an employee-owned company that offers an impressive benefits and compensation program, in addition to excellent career development opportunities. We are always looking for exceptional and talented employees who are passionate about their craft and the solutions we provide to our clients. Give us a closer look and discover why we are a Great Place to Work!

If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

For immediate consideration:

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE or visit the Farnsworth Group Careers website.

Farnsworth Group, Inc. is proud to be a M/F Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA employer.

Monday, November 18, 2019

3D Field Technician - Sanveo - Newark or Stockton - CA

Employer: SANVEO INC.
Location: Newark, CA, or Stockton CA
Contact via email:

Be involved in projects with our Laser Scan Surveying Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Details: The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Planning and performing 3D laser scanning and surveys.
  • Working with Robotic Total Station. Must have knowledge of field survey operations, GPS layout, machine control (set-up and calibration)
  • Registration and extraction of LiDAR data.
  • Research, test, and maintain scan equipment.
  • Generate and assist with 2D and 3D drafting.
  • Assist in creating digital models and mapping of LiDAR projects and other types of traditional survey projects as well as QAQC of collected data.
  • Keeping current with laser scanning methods, software and techniques
  • Quality control review of deliverables
  • Must be able to climb ladders, work around traffic, and work in various weather conditions
  • Good driving record

Qualifications and Education Requirement:

  • A degree in surveying, civil engineering, architecture (or working on one).
  • Revit experience a plus.

Preferred Skills and Details:

We will train how to scan and use the specialized software for 3D scanning. You should be a flexible team-player who enjoys fast-paced, unique projects. You will have excellent communication skills and have the ability to work without direct day-to-day supervision. This position will often require odd hours and overtime depending on the specific project. It may also require the occasional out-of-state travel, although it is rare at this time.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

VDC Project Manager - AECOM Hunt - Las Vegas - NV

AECOM Hunt – Central Region has a project in Las Vegas, NV

We have an immediate need of a VDC Project Manager to lead an onsite big room of subcontractors doing coordination for a project in Las Vegas. This leader will be and assigned to the field operations team and will assist in coordinating all information needed to construct the project in accordance with the contract documents using BIM tools, processes and workflows and keeping with the construction schedule. This leader will perform all functions and responsibilities in partnership with the company’s culture, corporate vision, ethics and code of conduct.

  • To lead, manage and facilitate MEP coordination meetings in a big room environment
  • Primary point of contact, maintains working relationships with subcontractors and project team
  • Create accurate 3D models as needed for plan checking and drawing QA, field production, and work flow planning/management
  • Support project teams with the use of 3D generated site logistics and site phasing
  • Train project team members in the management and use of electronic construction information.
  • To perform other responsibilities/duties through personal initiative or as directed by management.

  • Bachelor or Associates degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering plus 5 or more years of experience.
  • Must be computer savvy and can type and utilize keyboard functions to navigate multiple programs and screens quickly and accurately
  • Strong verbal and graphic communication skills.
  • Needs to be able to give clear, detailed directions
  • Adaptability to change, resilience and open-mindedness
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Self-motivated and can work independently or within a team.
  • Self-disciplined and self-managed
  • Needs to fit with our learning style - more of a self- study environment
  • Willingness to provide feedback to management
  • Strong understanding of construction documents and can accurately interpret prints.
  • Possess technical knowledge of commercial building design and documentation.
  • Strong knowledge base with advanced software (2D and 3D Autodesk products).
  • Basic understanding of scheduling software.
  • Experience with Autodesk Design and Construction software preferred.
    • Revit Architecture 20xx, Revit MEP 20xx, Revit Structure 20xx
    • Navisworks 20xx
    • Revizto
    • Autodesk BIM 360 Products
    • Plangrid
    • Adobe Software
    • Microsoft Office
    • Egnyte
    • CMiC
    • Aconex


Thursday, October 24, 2019

VDC Engineer - Nashville - TN

Bill Roberson is a recruiter charged with finding the ideal candidate to fill this position.

  • Provides models and documents necessary to complete scope as determined with VDC/BIM leadership and project teams.
  • Assembles 3D content modeled by others and models any content not provided.
  • Learns and maintains a productive and efficient BIM process.
  • Supports operation with self-perform model management and layout.
  • Maintains working relationships with subcontractors and project teams.
  • Assumes responsibility for learning the VDC processes and standards; applies them to assigned projects.
  • Reads and comprehends construction documents and applies them to VDC processes.
  • Provides models and documents necessary to complete scope determined by VDC leadership and project teams/internal clients. Those tasks are:
    • Base model (structural, architectural).
    • Quality model.
    • Logistics model.
    • Provides BIM technical support to design team/project team to facilitate 3D coordination.
    • Independently conducts and maintains a productive and efficient VDC process including virtual mock-up exercises, mechanical and electrical coordination and 4D scheduling/planning workflows.
Qualifications Required:
  • 2+ years construction or related experience (Required).
  • 2+ years BIM-related experience (Required).
  • Ability to travel nationwide 50%
  • Must live in Nashville, TN currently OR be willing to relocate to Nashville
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources.
  • Ability to quickly and effectively solve complex problems.
  • Ability to lead project teams through the VDC processes.
  • Ability to set up and establish project specific BIM 360 glue project sites (Intermediate).
  • Ability to read and understand plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of BIM technologies and apply to overall VDC processes and application in the AEC industry.
  • Apply VDC/BIM processes and standards.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of BIM technology solutions including:
    • Autodesk BIM 360 Glue (Intermediate).
    • Autodesk Revit (Architecture, Structure, MEP) (Intermediate).
    • Autodesk AutoCAD (Intermediate).
    • Autodesk Navisworks Manage, including clash spheres program (Intermediate).
    • Trimble’s Sketch-Up (Intermediate).
    • Adobe and/or Bluebeam (Intermediate).
    • Laser scanning data collection process.
    • Synchro.
    • Autodesk Point Layout.
Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a construction-related field of study (Required).

  • Send resume to: or call (844) 3-USAJOB and ask for Bill Roberson

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    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

    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.

    • 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.