Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Applications Manager - Perkins+Will - Chicago

Perkins+Will seeks a design technologist to lead implementation and support efforts as a Design Applications Manager (DAM) in our Chicago office. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, self-motivated, and collaborative leader, capable of engaging effectively with project teams, office leadership, and Perkins+Will’s firm-wide Digital Practice group. Strong communication skills are a must.

The Design Applications Manager will be expected to balance efforts between assisting project teams and providing technology support and training. The position requires expertise in Perkins+Will’s design applications (software), a solid foundation in all phases of architectural practice, and the ability to manage multiple projects.

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.

Education & Skills:
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 5‐8 years’ experience in an architectural/interiors/planning or similar practice environment (applicants with other degrees, but with significant experience)
Ideal candidates will also have
    A general familiarity with design visualization and environmental analysis applications
  • Some 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
About Perkins+Will:
Perkins+Will provides expertise spanning various market sectors including transportation, mixed-use, commercial and civic development along with institutional experience in higher education, K-12 and healthcare. The Chicago office is currently staffed with more than 200 professionals, and is backed by the strength of more than 1,400 staff and 25 offices globally.

Perkins+Will is an equal opportunity employer. We provide competitive salary with bonus and an excellent benefits package.

Perkins+Will only accepts resumes and candidate applications through the Careers website. We request that qualified applicants please take the time to apply online and thank all candidates for their submissions.

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