BIM Manager / Architecture Firm

San Francisco, CA 94163

Posted: 02/29/2024 Industry: Architectural Job Number: 3578 Pay Range: 100-140k

Job Description

We are looking for a detail-oriented and competent BIM Manager to join our San Francisco team. 100% of our projects use Revit for design development, construction documentation and construction administration. The position of BIM Manager contributes to our success by managing and coordinating BIM standards development, implementation, and enforcement on all related BIM projects, models, families, and project support. This will include the development of a work plan/roadmap for the development, implementation, and quality assurance checks needed for full BIM integration. While BIM Management is the primary focus of this role, additional architectural and/or drafting support may be needed and called upon. This position may require travel.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing BIM workflow and driving standard usage of BIM and Revit within the firm and coordination with teams outside the firm.
  • Oversee the use of BIM/Revit software firm-wide, including installing, configuring, maintaining, and supporting all BIM installations as well as analyzing and solving BIM user issues
  • Provide internal team training, support and leadership
  • Support each project team by (1) managing and creating Revit content library files and templates, (2) creating and enforcing standards, and (3) evaluating project models
  • Support project start-up coordination, helping teams develop strategies for effective delivery of quality documents, and set-up each project, thereby ensuring that each one is set up correctly.
  • Direct and mentor all staff who use Revit.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Software
    • Guide firm on the selection of BIM software products, including but not limited to licensing compliance, incorporating new version releases, maintaining legacy software and customizing software for specific firm needs.
    • Coordinate with IT vender to manage, install and maintain operations of BIM software products
    • Advise and support hardwear purchases firm wide
    • Manage the implementation of supporting software and plug-ins for BIM
    • Evaluate new BIM related software and technologies
    • Stay informed on best practices for use of Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM
    • Stay informed on other BIM related software products and their interaction with Revit, such as Enscape or other rendering tools
    • Ability to use Dynamo and other Revit add-on software for automation
  • Standards
    • Responsible for BIM standards development, implementation, and enforcement
    • Creation and maintenance of the template files to assure standards
    • 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 shop drawings produced
    • Assist in developing and enforcing BIM documentation and workflow process standards
    • Train and oversee the day-to-day activities of BIM users to ensure BIM standards are maintained in the creation of BIM models
  • Leadership
    • Report on the company’s current and projected state in regard to BIM implementation
    • Create and lead deployment strategies for the BIM implementation effort
    • Provide mentorship in professional development to team members
    • Assess: Evaluate the firm’s current workflow, strategies, budgets, projects, staffing, etc.
    • Plan: Create a plan for implementation (identify team members, what is the project, what are the goals, etc.)
    • Solve: Execute the plan, install the software, get templates created, get training, etc.
  • Support
    • Provide hardware and network support as it relates to BIM production
    • Support the BIM technology needs of a multi-office firm
    • Troubleshoot problems
    • Liaison with vendors, software developer support staff and other support channels
  • Training
    • Provide fundamental and intermediate training to staff on all BIM software, through a training program incorporating group, project team and individualized training methods
    • Conduct continuing education on BIM processes and its new technologies
    • Provide technical orientation/onboarding to new hires regarding BIM tools
    • Attend seminars, and workshops for BIM, bringing back best practices and disseminating the information to appropriate teams
  • Project Interface
    • Assist project teams in BIM project setup, project work modeling and detailing
    • Assist/create Revit families in response to project need
    • Create project schedules with content
    • Help resolve BIM design issues
    • Manage and distribute coordinated digital documents to the project team
    • Coordinate needed hardware upgrades with IT vender
    • Communicate with consultants to receive, coordinate and update all electronic models
    • Link BIM to the project construction phase for submittals, construction models, shop drawings and schedules

Who We Are

Our client is an award-winning mid-sized architecture firm specializing in commercial projects. Our people are the key to our success. We are an open office environment that understands some of the best design solutions come from diversity and a collaboration of different viewpoints and expertise. 

Join Our Team

This position is full time, with fully covered Healthcare, Vision & Dental Coverage, 401(k), Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Benefits, Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days in the office with 2 optional WFH), generous PTO including paid holidays. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Matt Fox

Matt has been recruiting for the A/E/C industry for over 20 years. Prior to his recruiting career he worked as an architect, which he applies to understanding his candidates' and clients' goals. He thrives on finding great career opportunities for talented architects and engineers. When he's not recruiting, Matt enjoys mountain biking, travel, and getting outdoors with his family.

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