Wednesday, September 17, 2014

REVIT Drafter/Designer - Chicago

OtterBase is looking to identify a couple new REVIT drafters and designers for their architect and engineering firm client in the downtown Chicago area. The manager is ready to make a hire ASAP and get someone in the door yesterday.

Duration: 4+ Months (potential for long-term)
Location: Chicago, IL 60603

  • Draft architectural and MEP designs/documents for a wide variety of challenging projects
  • Coordinate and communicate with the engineers for ideas, designs and information in support of engineering functions
  • Must have a strong proficiency with Revit
  • Must have a good understanding of, and the ability to read and interpret structural construction drawings
  • Minimum 2 years AutoCAD and REVIT experience
  • Strong Mechanical and Electrical CAD drafting experience with REVIT
Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter capable of operating with little supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, pitching in whenever needed
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment meeting deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ensures accurate time accounting and record keeping
  • Multitask, managing multiple projects. Manage time and meet all deadlines
Interested? Send your email to Brittany McGuire

Structured Cabling System Designer - Chicago

The technical recruiters OtterBase, Inc. are looking to help their client find the following person.

Structured Cabling System Designer

Job Responsibilities:
  • Structured cabling system design in support of systems designs provided by others (such as data network, voice system, security, and audiovisual)
  • -Experience with campus, riser and horizontal cabling systems, including fiber optic and copper cabling (UTP/STP, coaxial, etc.), telecommunications room layout and design
  • Experience with projects of all scales and complexities for a variety of program types, including mixed-use, core & shell, commercial, academic, healthcare, residential, data center, hospitality and civic; both domestic and international; both new construction and retrofits
  • Experience with the AIA design cycle deliverables for cabling, including SD, DD, CD, and CA
  • Perform design in both AutoCAD and Revit design software
  • Ideal candidate will have RCDD certification
Aptitude, Experience & Interest:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • Action oriented and collaborative; works well independently or as part of a team
  • Able to perform work in concert with other designers and engineers
  • Takes leadership responsibilities in small and large team settings
  • Accepts accountability
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills
INTERESTED? E-mail resume to Sara Nielsen

Plumbing / Fire Protection Engineer - Chicago

The technical recruiters OtterBase, Inc. are looking to help their client find the following person.

Plumbing / Fire Protection Engineer

  • Support the firm in the design of projects of all scales and complexities for a variety of project types, including mixed-use, commercial, academic, healthcare, residential, hospitality and civic, both domestic and international; both new construction and retrofits
  • Understand and apply engineering principles and fundamentals of fire protection design including but not limited to fire pump calculations, pipe sizing, gas suppression, deluge, pre-action systems, and high-rise design
  • Responsible for plumbing and gas piping layout/sizing; pump head calculations; plumbing fixtures and equipment selection; coordination with equipment vendors and other in-house disciplines; and shop drawing review for plumbing systems
  • Understand and apply proper interpretation of building codes and national fire codes
  • Comply with and promote PositivEnergy Practice design standards and quality assurance procedures
  • Develop contract documents (plans, specifications, and opinions of probable cost) for fire protection, smoke control, and fire alarm
  • Review shop drawings and resolve installation problems for all disciplines
  • Conduct site observations to assess, evaluate, and document existing conditions as well as provide estimates of probable cost to establish code compliance or equivalency
  • Plumbing/Fire Protection project management
  • Experience involving the design of automatic sprinkler, standpipe, and fire pump systems; clean agent suppression systems; hydraulic calculations; shop drawing review and fire protection system start-up and testing observation
  • Perform design in both AutoCAD and Revit design software
  • Meet project deadlines as required by Clients’ demands
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in analysis and design of plumbing and/or fire protection systems
  • Engineering Degree (BS Architectural Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Fire Protection Engineering, or equivalent degree) preferred
  • Experience in Revit MEP and experience modeling HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Action-oriented and collaborative
  • Self-motivated team player with ability to work well independently
  • Good verbal and written and skills
INTERESTED? E-mail resume to Sara Nielsen

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

IT System Administrator - LPA - Irvine CA

LPA is seeking a service oriented System Administrator to join its Information and Technology team at its corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. The primary role of the System Administrator is to maintain LPA’s IT infrastructure that facilitates its ambitious and strategic growth goals. As a member of the Information and Technology team the System Administrator will collaborate with all members of the team, including people with expertise in information technology, information systems and design technology to execute LPA’s vision for technology. The System Administrator will also work directly with all employees of LPA to provide technical support. This is a vital, customer service oriented role that requires strong technical, collaboration and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide day to day support for all network infrastructure including: servers, LAN/WAN, telephony, remote access, internet access, data backups and archival, Active Directory and personal device access
  • Provide technical help and support for 200 employees distributed between four offices
  • Maintain a 60+ VMWare server environment
  • Create & maintain IT security policies
  • Installation and tracking of IT assets
  • Perform daily backup and retrievals
  • Maintain a multi-office network infrastructure
  • Maintenance and training support of conference room A/V systems
  • Collaboration as a member of the Information and Technology team in strategic planning
  • Collaborating to plan and deploy desktop hardware and software
  • Collaborating to prepare for the arrival and departure of employees
Desired Skills & Experience Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of IT Sys Admin experience
  • MCSE
  • Experience with MS Exchange required
  • Experience with databases preferred
  • Strong knowledge of VMWare and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Lync experience preferred
  • Knowledge of networking in multi-office environment, MPLS, VPN
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with vendors and service providers
  • Strong problem solving skills with both hardware and software
  • Ability to utilize monitoring tools, and maintenance best practices to maximize uptime and ensure reliable systems
  • Strong knowledge in Windows and basic network security
  • Knowledge of Cisco, Palo Alto, Aruba, Kace, and Riverbed a plus
  • Strong ability to balance multiple projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and a team player
  • Requires some limited occasional travel
  • Self-starter professional who can successfully bring projects to closure within expectations
CLICK for more information about LPA.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to APPLY ONLINE.

Design Technologies Manager - LPA - Irvine CA

The Design Technologies Manager is a critical part of LPA’s Information and Technology team, which supports and develops the workflows and digital tools used by integrated design teams at LPA. This is accomplished through collaboration, with architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects, on the use of building information modeling (BIM), computer aided design (CAD) and project information management (PIM) platforms.

  • Engage integrated design teams with development of interdisciplinary BIM strategies
  • Help develop, document and communicate interdisciplinary BIM Project Plans
  • Collaborate with integrated design teams to develop energy analysis workflows
  • Setup and monitor the effective development of CAD and BIM based projects
  • Create and direct organization of CAD and BIM content and templates
  • Conduct software and workflow training
  • Research, evaluate and recommend emerging design technologies
  • Coordinate vendors, resellers and trainers
  • Optimizing remote office CAD and BIM experience
  • Work experience in a medium to large sized architectural, engineering or construction firm
  • Passion for great customer service
  • Expert knowledge of Revit Building Design Suite and content creation
  • Intermediate knowledge of SketchUp and AutoCAD
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to thrive in highly collaborative environments
  • Proven ability to manage and complete multiple projects
  • Ability to conduct limited amounts of travel
Desired Skills
  • Experience in the practice of architecture or engineering
  • Familiarity with Civil 3D and 3DS Max Design
  • Experience with Newforma Project Center, Navisworks, AutoCAD, SpecLink-e, Ecotect and EnergyPro
  • Knowledge of software licensing
  • Experience with aligning hardware and software requirements

Come work where your passion for technology and helping people can make a difference in an environment where your contributions will be valued and rewarded. You can make all the difference!

CLICK for more information about LPA. Qualified candidates are encouraged to APPLY ONLINE