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VDC Engineer

Woodland Hills, California
POSITION TITLE: VIRTUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER
POSITION DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: Assistant(s) and Lower Level Staff
PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position is responsible for the development, refinement and
implementation of Building Information Models (BIM) and other Virtual Design & Construction technology, documentation  and representations.
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The VDC Engineer is responsible for virtual construction needs in Preconstruction, Construction
Operations and Consulting/Litigation Support Services departments. The VDC Engineer is a power[1]user of all of the companies VDC software programs. The position requires a self motivated, open[1]minded and dedicated individual who is willing to take on new challenges. The VDC Engineer is based in Woodland Hills, CA, but travels to jobsites and partner offices as needed and may work out of jobsites as required.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and coordinate 3D object-oriented models
  • Create 5D visual simulations incorporating BIM+TIME+COST using Navisworks or Synchro
  • Perform clash detections
  • Perform 3D scanning using Trimble 3D scanner and Layout of work using Trimble Robotic Total Station
  • Process actual job cost, model based quantity report, model based quantity take-off and actual schedule inform action back into the model for as-built project control, risk analysis and historical reference
  • Create Formwork and concrete lift and placement drawings for horizontal and vertical control and general assembly drawings
  • Support Preconstruction and Business Development efforts as requested by creating photorealistic Imagery using Artlantis and other rendering engines
  • Perform project document management (RFIs, submittals and PCOs, NOC, etc.)
  • Process raw 3D point cloud scan files in software suites such as Trimble REALWORKS, Scene, Rythm or similar software and produce registered files
  • Produce as-built models based on the scan files using Trimble REALWORKS or similar software and/orTEKLA Structures
  • Convert and correct building model files or 3D scanned point clouds as needed to create rapid prototype 3D printable objects using Materialise Magics and SpaceClaim
  • Perform completeness and constructability reviews under supervision and issue and manage RFIs
 
QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS):
  • Minimum Bachelors degree in architecture, engineering or construction related field or equivalent work
  • experience
  • 2+ years in building or design industry preferred, but not required.
  • Understanding concepts of VDC or BIM
  • Exposure to and preliminary experience with some Building Information Model (BIM) systems (i.e. Autodesk
  • Revit, Bentley, Vico Constructor, TEKLA, Synchro, Navisworks, Sketchup and similar software suites) required
  • Excellent computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and BlueBeam
  • Strong personal management skills, dedication, organization and open-mindedness required
  • Creative thinker with ability to work in a close knit environment
  • Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

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