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.