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Virtual Design & Construction Engineer
Woodland Hills, CA

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$65,000 - $110,000 / yr

Virtual Design & Construction Engineer
(Resumes with similar experience and skills will also be considered for more senior positions available)

Position Reports To: Virtual Design & Construction Coordinator

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.

Grad Description: VDC Engineer-003

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-user of all of the company’s VDC software programs. The position requires a self-motivated, open-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. The position reports to Virtual Design & Construction Coordinator. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and coordinate 3D object-oriented models
  2. Create 5D visual simulations incorporating BIM+TIME+COST using Navisworks or Synchro
  3. Perform clash detections
  4. Perform 3D scanning using Trimble 3D scanner and Layout of work using Trimble Robotic Total Station
  5. Process actual job cost, model based quantity report, model based quantity take-off and actual schedule information back into the model for as-built project control, risk analysis and historical reference
  6. Create Formwork and concrete lift and placement drawings for horizontal and vertical control and general assembly drawings
  7. Support Preconstruction and Business Development efforts as requested by creating photorealistic Imagery using Artlantis and other rendering engines
  8. Perform project document management (RFIs, submittals and PCOs, NOC, etc.)
  9. Process raw 3D point cloud scan files in software suites such as Trimble REALWORKS, Scene, Rythm or similar software and produce registered files
  10. Produce as-built models based on the scan files using Trimble REALWORKS or similar software and/or TEKLA Structures
  11. Convert and correct building model files or 3D scanned point clouds as needed to create rapid prototype 3D printable objects using Materials, Magics and SpaceClaim
  12. Perform completeness and constructability reviews under supervision and issue and manage RFIs


  1. Minimum Bachelors degree in architecture, engineering or construction related field or equivalent work experience
  2. 2+ years in building or design industry preferred, but not required.
  3. Understanding concepts of VDC or BIM
  4. 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
  5. Excellent computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and BlueBeam
  6. Strong personal management skills, dedication, organization and open-mindedness required
  7. Creative thinker with ability to work in a close knit environment
  8. Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors

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