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HNTB Virtual Design and Construction Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

What We're Looking For

The candidate will be working within HNTB’s Digital Solutions Practice that focus heavily on the advancement of VDC and BIM for design, construction, and operations/maintenance for both Vertical and Horizontal project types. As part of this team, the VDC Specialist’s primary duty is to advance the use of VDC and BIM for HNTB’s Civil Engineering services and deliverables. This position requires the ability to work with other Technologists within the team to develop, implement, train and support VDC and BIM for Civil and Architectural, while leading VDC and BIM for Civil and Architectural efforts as needed to support projects of medium to large scope.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions will include:

  • Facilitates field data collection activities using various tools and methods to collect and record data

  • Serves as the technical lead in the development and implementation of VDC and BIM for horizontal and vertical technologies for all phases of a project (design, construction and operations/maintenance).

  • Has proven experience producing, leading and managing VDC and BIM for horizontal and vertical services on complex civil infrastructure including roads, bridges, rail, transit and aviation projects.

  • Assist project teams, as needed to ensure successful planning and execution of VDC and BIM for horizontal and vertical on their projects. This includes BIM Execution Plan Development, BIM Management, BIM Production, Training and Support throughout all phases for projects of both medium and large scope.

  • Assist HNTB clients in determining VDC and BIM for horizontal and vertical technology solutions that best meet their immediate and long-term needs. Meets with client and technology staff, as needed to define and document system requirements. Develops system configuration specifications, conceptual and logical workflow and business process diagrams for system development or customization.

  • Recommends enhancements or changes to HNTB technology, methodology and process standards. Interactively and incrementally improves HNTB deliverables and processes.

  • Is knowledgeable of and follows industry trends to ensure VDC and BIM for horizontal and vertical technology efforts align with current and future needs of our clients, as well as within our HNTB project teams.

  • Assists in the development of VDC and BIM for horizontal and vertical project scopes, fees and proposals.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develops or customizes system configurations of moderately complex geospatial applications based on geospatial knowledge, the project requirements and an understanding of client needs.

  • Assists the client in determining survey and mapping needs and the most effective collection methods and technologies to meet those needs. Meets with client and technology staff to define and document system requirements. Develops system configuration specifications, conceptual and logical workflow and business process diagrams for system development or customization.

  • Creates and executes moderately complex system implementations according to established timeline, budget and quality expectations.

  • May lead small projects of limited scope and complexity.

  • Serves as a technical resource in the application of one or more geospatial platform technologies, such as Esri, Bentley, Autodesk, and Certainty 3D. Provides user support and solves moderately complex technical problems with geospatial systems.

  • Codes, tests, debugs and configures solutions at a moderate difficulty level. May perform peer reviews on work performed by junior staff. Thoroughly documents and tests all work produced.

  • Continually evaluates work processes and contributes to technology, methodology and process standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Geography or other related degree

  • 2 years related experience

  • In lieu of education, 6 years related experience

What We Prefer :

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management, Construction Management or similar

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Knowledge of primary building systems – foundations, primary building structure and walls, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, fire protection, specialty systems, conveying systems and interior finishes and the sequence of assembly of each

  • A knack for managing multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills

  • Capability to read and interpret construction documents (drawings, specifications, schedules etc.)

  • Availability to work hybrid out of one of our offices

  • Proficiency in combining and coordinating project updates, identifying and resolving conflicts and communicating results to internal and external stakeholders in coordination meetings or similar

  • Ability to create and manage design projects within Revit, Navisworks, BIM360, AutoCAD, and other supporting programs

  • Familiarity with managing filed data collection, BIM and VDC across the project lifecycle including operations and facilities management

  • A track record of effectively working with and/or managing teams remotely

  • Aptitude for working effectively in an extremely fast-paced, ambiguous environment

  • Proactive and flexible attitude, willingness to take an “all hands on deck” approach

Additional Information

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Technical Group

ReqID: R-14554