by leslie_taylor 3 years ago Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Gensler is a leading design and architecture firm, with 5000+ staff in 46 locations around the world.  Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.   Gensler’s implementation of Revit has extended into every office and across all 31 practice areas. 


At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems.  Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.


Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. Whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient and more impactful.


Role description:

The Regional BIM Manager is a multifaceted role with a primary focus on BIM practices in the regional offices- Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, and La Crosse. In championing BIM practices, this position involves, but is not limited to strategizing Revit implementation with project teams, training, family creation, and research and development. A successful candidate will also get involved as the BIM leader on projects in these offices. 


This role is an integral part of the design technology team that also focuses on computational design, creative media, fabrication, physical computing, and collaboration. Resultantly, the regional BIM manager will play an active role in the seamless rollout of design technology implementation strategies and evolving the landscape design technology and project delivery.    




  • Meet with project teams to ensure project organization and efficient use of Revit. Specifically, involvement with updating and implementing BIM execution plan at project startup and regular touch points with project teams to ensure plan is operating correctly.

  • Monitor project model development and manage the integrity and proper organization of BIM data.

  • Provide ongoing Revit technical support to the various project teams.

  • Work with Firmwide and local resources to support AutoCAD-based projects.

  • Create parametric families for the project that capture the design intent and construction logic of the proposed building.

  • Mentor the team on best practices and tips and tricks to improve workflow.

  • Coordinate the Revit model with parts of the design modeled in Rhino and /or other software platforms.

  • Respond to Help Desk Tickets in person and remotely.




  • Work in conjunction with our Firmwide Digital Design/Revit Leadership in the continued improvement of the Gensler BIM standards and templates to maintain quality and consistency of the design environment and deliverables.

  • Coordinate the expansion of existing Revit content and detail libraries.

  • Assist in the implementation of the Gensler Revit Standards/Firmwide strategies and collaborate with local teams to insure a smoother Revit workflow.


  • Provide team training and guide initial project implementations to ensure a consistent Revit workflow.

  • Instruct Revit Classes for multiple experience levels (Essentials to Advanced)

  • Customization of classes for specific project tasks

  • Identify Revit learning practices, both new and existing, and assess opportunities to improve content and delivery.

  • Enhance training material and datasets to encompass both Gensler design philosophy and the new landscape of information modelling.

  • Provide day to day guidance and mentoring to staff to optimize Revit features and follow project modeling standards.


Your Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of, and proven practical background in, Autodesk Revit Architecture and related BIM software.

  • Solid understanding of Navisworks and CAD applications and best practices

  • Familiarity with design applications such as Rhino, VRay, 3D Studio Max, Sketch up, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. are a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design or equivalent, with 5 years of experience in design and/or construction practice preferred.

  • 5 years of experience in the project-specific, BIM workflow from start to finish.

  • Articulate communicator, able to convey BIM concepts to all levels of design and delivery leadership.

  • Punctual, able to adhere to deadlines, and have a strong work ethic

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.


We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. 


As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.   We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.


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