Friday, February 14, 2014

Job Descriptions

Seth Godin wrote a post today that challenges us to think about how a job description is written/presented. In particular I emphasize his closing remark.

The flipside of the situation is also true: I frequently see job descriptions that are basically impossible to fill as specced. If you can't think of a single individual that you've worked with over your entire career that would be the perfect fit for this job--and work on the terms you're prepared to offer--there's something wrong with the job you hope to fill. Wishing is not a strategy.

Asking for a decade of project experience with Revit MEP is an example of making an impossible demand, it only became a reality in 2006.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BIM/Revit Manager - Handel Architects - New York City

Handel Architects is a nationally and internationally recognized, award-winning architecture, interior design, and planning firm with offices in New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. Our New York Studio is looking for a unique and energetic leader to provide Revit/BIM management and support for the firm’s projects around the world. We are seeking qualified candidates who have a demonstrated capacity for a high level of responsibility for our growing studio, where fluency with BIM is critical.

Job requirements include
  • Provide Revit/BIM management, leadership and support for the firm’s design projects
  • Work closely with project teams on developing implementation plans, project startup methods and workflow strategies
  • Assist project teams with advanced Revit modeling requirements, content creation and coordination efforts
  • Manage and organize detail and family libraries for use between projects
  • Develop and implement Revit standards, and coordinate standards for specific project requirements
  • Provide Revit/BIM quality control of all projects, including model maintenance and reviews and application of best practices
  • Assist troubleshooting and resolving Revit/BIM application issues
  • Provide BIM application training to staff as required
  • In liaison with the IT Department, review and implement new versions of BIM software and develop customized solutions as required
Requirements for this position include
  • Seven or more years of experience in the field of Architecture with previous experience in a BIM leadership role
  • Three or more built projects (200,000 sq ft or larger) in Revit- including collaboration with other major disciplines (structure, MEP, interiors)
  • Experience with a BIM execution plan and providing a detailed modeling plan for each phase of design
  • Experience with project initiation/model creation with parametric qualities
  • Expert level of knowledge of Autodesk Revit and Revit project workflows
  • Collaborative project management with multiple design teams/offices that involved model integration
  • Played a role in project coordination/model mediation/sequencing
  • Familiarity with model visualization – using Revit as the base point and integrating with other software for rendering/animations (i.e. 3ds Max) and for post-production (i.e. Photoshop and After Effects)
  • A working knowledge of analysis models that vary from solar studies to quantity takeoffs
  • Experience with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • A working knowledge in additional applications for energy modeling and analysis, rendering, programming
  • Working knowledge or fluency in Rhino preferred
Handel Architects offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. If you qualify, we would like to hear from you. For consideration please submit your cover letter, including salary requirements, resume and up to 15 project samples in PDF format.

To apply please visit the APPLICATION PAGE of our website.

Opportunities via TMS Services - Omaha

Julia Dagaza is the Director of Engineering for TMS Services in Omaha, Nebraska. She invites you to examine their current career opportunities. Many of their opportunities require Revit experience. You can click HERE to REVIEW their LIST.

Julie wants you to know that TMS Services operates very differently than other recruiting firms.
  • Their focus is on full-time, permanent positions NOT temporary contracts.
  • They have been specializing in the engineering, architecture & construction industries for over 27 years. They have built very solid relationships with only the very best firms in the area.
  • They get your resume in front of decision makers, not just the HR department.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY: They never send your resume to anyone without your prior approval. You will be given the company’s website, a full job description and all of the details that they know about the company so that you can make an educated decision regarding your next career move.
  • The employer pays their fees. TMS never charges you (the candidate) for their services
Julie looks forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Aerotek has an Architect Opportunity

Location: Downtown LA with future move to Pasadena
Duration: 6 month Contract-to-Hire or Direct Placement
Pay: Based upon experience
Job Description: A company in downtown LA is looking for a hands-on technical Architect with Revit skills. The company does some commercial projects and mostly high-volume, small retail projects. They are primarily known for bringing in retail program roll out projects with clients like 7-11, McDonalds, Sonic, etc.

They have a small Architectural design team(1-2 people) that you would oversee. Their licensed Architect recently retired. They need a licensed Architect who is capable of being hands on with drafting and design. Most of the responsibilities would involve managing/delegating to the design team and assisting with drafting/design in Revit depending on the volume of the program roll out. There is also the potential for stamping drawings as the Architect of Record. Proficiency with both Revit and Autocad is required.

To learn more and/or to apply, please contact kristina VIA EMAIL.