Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BIM Modeler - Irvine, CA

FTR International, Inc., an international leader in Public Works projects based in Irvine California, is seeking to fill immediate positions for experienced BIM Modelers.

Job Description
  • Production of architectural BIM models and contract documents and BIM model coordination.
  • Perform clash detection in Autodesk Navisworks.
  • Use the Revit family editor to build BIM content for building components as necessary.
May include the following items as well as other tasks as needed:
  • Draft/generate from redlines: plans, diagrams and schedule in Revit and/or AutoCAD drawings.
  • Provide design assistance to Designers and Engineers.
  • Produce drawings/projects consistent with instruction, guidelines and CAD/BIM standards.
  • Modify Architectural CAD/BIM files for use in design drawings (clean-up, audit, reference and troubleshoot).
  • Assist in constructability review.
  • Prepare projects for client submissions.
  • Work side by side with design teams in-house and external design teams to complete BIM projects.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, or related field.
  • Must be proficient in Revit Architecture 2010, as well as 2D CAD and other 3D visualization and simulation applications.
  • Excellent graphic, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Coordination the BIM process and coordination of multiple trades.
  • Minimum of three (3) BIM projects that involve complex, multi-phase, large scale buildings.
  • Thorough comprehension of parametric object-based models, design, engineering/construction models.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion and to set priorities and manage competing demands.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, government regulations and building codes.
  • Demonstrate a reliable, responsive and positive work ethic with the highest degree of integrity.
For immediate consideration, please send résumé

Monday, February 1, 2010

CADD Director - Kasian - Vancouver

Position Overview:
Responsible for the highest technical digital caliber quality of Kasian projects; Ensures advocacy and ongoing development of Kasian Computer Aided Design & Drafting practices and standards.

Key Functions and Duties:
  • Long term CADD strategy development and execution.
  • Responsible for CADD technology advocacy throughout the firm.
  • Establish CADD standards and policies which include developing an understanding of performance measures.
  • Develop, guide and oversee educational programs in order to improve skill levels of employees utilizing such tools as Revit, AutoCad, etc.
  • Working together with IT department to ensure hardware and infrastructure support digital design today and tomorrow (i.e. leasing of the hardware).
  • Ensure business practices, procedures, and protocols are state-of-the-art based on external benchmarks, and that they constantly evolve to maintain leading edge capabilities.
  • Work closely with Project Performance Manager, Team Leaders and others to ensure that practices, procedures, and protocols support operational needs, objectives, and strategies.
  • Provide leadership on key projects as a technical consultant; serve as internal Mentor as required.
  • Work closely with Project Performance Manager to ensure that project digital environment is set up and maintained to enable project success.
  • Assess talent throughout the Firm and determine “gaps” from both missing resources for recruiting needs or skills for additional training.
  • Ensures highest technical support is provided to all sites in CADD and graphic design software.
  • Manage a group of CAD Managers to ensure high performance levels, recruiting, training, etc.
  • Conduct ongoing research on the CADD and BIM standards, practices and approaches.
Minimum Requirements: (Education, Experience, Qualifications, Skills, Abilities)

  • Bachelor's degree or higher. Experienced Technologist or Architect. Management coursework is a plus.
  • Minimum of 12 years of related technical experience, including progressive direct experience managing increasingly complex CAD projects and programs, multidisciplinary team leadership.
  • Proven leadership capability in developing and executing strategies to achieve standards, expertise within a Firm.
  • Self-evident leadership style that includes strong people management capability and strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with 2-D and 3-D design and illustration. Proficiency in AutoCAD, 3D Max (or equivalent), Revit.
  • Strong connection with network of suppliers.
  • Experience in BIM environment.
Applicants can apply online at: