Computational / BIM Designer

by leslie_taylor 3 years ago Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Gensler is one of the world’s leading architecture, design and planning firms, with staff in locations around the world. 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.

Your Role

Gensler's Los Angeles, CA office is seeking a Digital Design / BIM / Revit Leader. The role of the Digital Design Leader is to promote, implement, support and strategize within the four areas of Digital Design (DD): Building Information Modeling, Design Visualization, Computational Design and Performance Design. 

This position will have relevant proficiency in the proposed BIM authoring and coordination software, utilizing a Revit platform. The Digital Design Leader will act as a mentor to the project teams on the best practices of moving through the lifecycle of a project.  He or she advises Project Architects and Project Managers, and works with as well as manages expectations on multiple teams.

The Digital Design Leader will establish goals and project plans in support of projects, monitor and report on progress in completing projects and accomplishing goals, and establish, communicate and interpret changes in guidelines, policies, procedures and other related matters. 

What you will do

  • Project Template Management

  • Model Management

  • Coaching and Support

  • Research and Development

  • Developing Marketing Digital Design Material

  • BIM Content Management, Creation, Approval and Procedures

  • Establish documented processes, procedures and workflows

  • Interoperability Management of BIM and other Digital Design Tools

  • Proactive approach and learning of new Digital Design Tools

Additional responsibilities are as follows:

  • Ensures development and compliance with the approved BIM Execution and BIM Scope Plans

  • Assumes responsibility for the proper classification of all spaces, data and equipment in the model to ensure direction comparison with downstream use for facility management

  • Coordinates software training and team file management

  • Assembles composite design model for coordination meetings

  • Assures that the design deliverables specified in the contract are provided in accordance with the formats specified

  • Coordinates BIM file exchange and archiving of milestone submittals

  • Assures information is provided at milestone submittals

  • Assures proper BIM derived 2D information for paper printing as required and conforms to the Project/Client CAD standards

  • Coordinates with the builder to assure the creation of proper BIM final deliverables

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, publication, and verification that all necessary configurations required for seamless integration of design and construction model information have been implemented

  • Coordinates the set-up of shared file server with IT staff. This shall include interfacing with IT staff to set up web portal, permissions, etc.

  • Facilitates use of composite design models in design coordination/clash detection meetings and provides detection reports by the identification and resolution of all hard and soft collisions

  • Ensures that the four areas of Digital Design are used appropriately to test design requirements/criteria for functionality

  • Interfaces with Design Team and IT to ensure software is installed and operating properly

  • Determines the project BIM geo-reference point(s), and assures ALL technical discipline models are properly referenced

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design or equivalent, with 10-15 years of experience in design or construction practice

  • Expert knowledge of and proven practical background in Autodesk Revit Architecture and related  Building Information Modeling  software

  • Experience with Autodesk Green Building Studios

  • Experience with the Tally Life Cycle Analysis Plug-In to Revit

  • Experience with Architecture Level 3 modeling

  • Experience in large scale project setup and management in Revit (e.g.; airports, convention centers, stadiums)

  • Experience in creating custom project and family templates (templates will have to match BEP requirements)

  • Experience in providing model and meta-data information for direct integration into facilities management and cost estimation processes

  • Experience in high Level of Development modeling

  • Expertise in modeling and sharing multiple alternatives/iterations, including facades and interior layouts;

  • Expertise in Revit model design to produce good quality quantity takeoffs/Bill of Materials;

  • Significant experience in coordinating Revit model sharing with consulting partners (for Energy Modeling) and manufacturers (for curtain wall, rooftop PV…);

  • Experience with IES-VE and bioclimatic design studies (and Revit integration);

  • Familiarity with legacy CAD applications and practices, particularly AutoCAD

  • Familiarity with Design Visualization applications such as Autodesk 360 (Cloud Rendering), 3D Studio Max (and Mental Ray and/or VRay), Rhino (and Vray), Sketch up, Navisworks, FormIt, etc.

  • Familiarity with Computational Designapplications such as Dynamo and Grasshopper, etc.

  • Familiarity with  applications such as Vasari, Autodesk 360 Analysis Tools (ex. Daylighting, Wind, Energy, etc.), Sefaira, IES, and Ecotect

  • Articulate communicator able to convey Digital Design concepts to all levels of design and delivery professionals

  • An entrepreneurial spirit who embraces change and constantly seeks out new opportunities for creativity and innovation

  • Demonstrate a reliable, responsive and positive work ethic with the highest degree of integrity

  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion and to set priorities and manage competing demands

  • Demonstrated ability to develop learning material, deliver effective training and provide ongoing education and support to Revit project teams

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

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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