Thursday, May 20, 2021

Design Technology Manager - BIM Manager - QPK - Syracuse - NY

Position Type: Full Time
Reports To: Partners
Directed By: Partners/Project Managers

Job Summary:

An integral member of the model-based design process, the BIM Manager collaborates with architects, structural engineers, landscape architects, production specialists, professional staff, partners, and the I.T. Department to promote and facilitate a firm-wide workflow transition from a document-driven to building information modeling practice.


Professional degree related to Architecture and/or Engineering or commensurate experience within the AEC industry.


Salary level is commensurate with experience. EEO Employer.


Email resume, e-portfolio, and references to

Candidate Qualifications

  • 5+ years production experience in design, drafting, or engineering.
  • Experience in manipulating point clouds/laser scans.
  • Must have an in-depth working knowledge of current BIM versions with emphasis on project sheet setup.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have a professional appearance, conduct and work ethic.
  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals.
  • Ability to take on additional responsibilities as needed as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance.
  • Must have basic PC experience in Windows environments, working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, email, Web-enabled applications, and database software.
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the drive to pursue continued education on BIM.
  • Possess the ability to work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Experience in 3D printing desirable but not mandatory.

Primary design tools used by staff:

  • Autodesk
    • Revit (Arch/Struct)
    • Autocad (2D)
    • Civil 3D
    • Infraworks
    • Recap
    • Navisworks
    • BIM 360
  • Bentley
    • Structural Analysis tools
  • Trimble
    • SketchUp
  • Enscape
  • V-Ray
  • Rhino
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
  • ArcGIS


  • Manage software customization of new version releases.
  • Manage the implementation of design software. Coordinate with IT staff.
  • Evaluate new design software and technologies.
  • Stay informed on best practices for use of Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, AutoCAD, Civil3D and BIM.
  • Installation and support of related BIM software.


  • Responsible for BIM standards development, implementation, and enforcement.
  • Creation and maintenance of all design software project template files to assure standards.
    • Separate templates for: Government and Private clients.
  • Provide support for plotting and electronic file submissions.
  • Automate routines in BIM to support standards and productivity.
  • Provide quality control for completeness and adherence to company standards of all drawings produced.
  • Train and oversee the day-to-day activities of users to ensure BIM standards are maintained in building the
  • model.
  • Creating BIM families and management/manipulation of 3rd party BIM families for staff use.


  • Create written technology evaluations and budgets for future technology adoption that aligns with the
  • company’s goals.
  • Report on the company’s current and projected state regarding design technology utilization.
  • Create upgrade and deployment strategies for design technology software.
  • Coordinate with project teams in scheduling 3D prints to meet deadlines.


  • Provide hardware and network support as it relates to design technology.
  • Troubleshoot problems.


  • Internal training to staff forspecified design software.
  • Conduct annual training for updates in new releases of design software.
  • Conduct new employee onboarding training sessions.
  • Test new employee software skills.
  • Maintain high level of competency of software through continued use and self-training.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops. Bringing back learning and disseminating the information to
  • appropriate teams.

Project Interface

  • Support project standards coordination with clients (i.e. USACE, OGS, etc.).
  • Assist on project work: complex modeling, renderings, generative design, energy and lighting analysis.
  • Assist project teams in setting up the model.
  • Create custom BIM content for project needs.
  • Help resolve BIM design issues.
  • Manage and distribute coordinated digital documents to the project team.
  • Quality control BIM deliverables to meet contract and client requirements.
  • Perform clash detection and create clash detection reports.
  • Coordinate with project team and external consultants to resolve clashes in the clash detection report.
  • Write and manage the BIM Project Execution Plan, if required, for the project.
  • Manage project team permissions on BIM 360 for cloud hosted projects.


  • Coordinate with the Marketing department in keeping BIM relevant material up to date in promotional
  • materials.
  • Strategize future design technology initiatives.
  • Identify trends and business opportunities relating to design technology and make software recommendations.

Liaison Design Technology workflows with:

  • Sustainable design
  • Planning
  • Visualization (Enscape, V-Ray, SketchUp)
  • Facilities Management
  • Estimating
  • Specification writing
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Point clouds/laser scans
  • Modularization
  • Cloud hosted design (BIM 360)
    • 3D Printing (MakerBot) - desirable but not mandatory.