Building Information Modeler (BIM) 7 – BIM Modeler and Coordinator

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Job Description

CDM Smith is one of the world’s top design, program management, and construction management firms, providing innovative and creative solutions for our clients and assisting them in achieving successful outcomes on their water, infrastructure, environmental, and transportation programs.

We are seeking a leader who will help project teams develop 3D intelligent models and coordinate project execution using BIM (Building Information Modeling) software and tools. You will organize BIM workflows and digital design methods and apply our firm-wide BIM strategy and standards to design and construction projects. If you’re passionate about the built environment and helping others apply the potential of this rapidly advancing technology, our position is a great opportunity to help ensure the success of our virtual design and construction (VDC) program.

Full remote opportunities may be considered on an individual basis.

As a BIM Modeler and Coordinator you will:

  • Prepare basic to highly complex intelligent models, details and/or general arrangement drawings through proper translation of level of design (LOD), drawings and sketches of unusual, complex, or original designs requiring the application of predominantly practical engineering knowledge. Review manufacturers or fabricators prints for aid in design documents. Provide lower‐level modeling personnel with design sketches for preparation of finished design drawings, general layouts, and guidance in refining technical requirements.
  • Assist with establishment of design criteria for assigned phases of a project requiring the application of basic architectural or engineering principles, material properties, and a familiarity with construction, installation, and maintenance procedures.
  • Perform technical support tasks such as verifying intelligent model integrity. Act as BIM Coordinator for basic to moderately complex projects during the project lifecycle to ensure coordination across the design team. Perform crosscheck of drawings to ensure consistency and adherence to firm’s QA/QC standards. Provide general conceptual input to projects during the planning stages and support or leads field assignments as required.
  • Provides planning, leadership and technical oversight of discipline Building Information Models and collaboration point person for federated models. Provides effective enforcement (governance) of VDC guidelines, standards and content.
  • Perform related fundamental support tasks such as plotting drawings, preparing transmittals, preparing overnight packages, file management and/or, filing prints, and distributing drawings.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent with vocational technical training in basic CADD drafting technology and intelligent modeling.
  • 15 years of related experience.
  • Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Revit, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Navisworks, AutoCAD and Bluebeam.
  • Understanding of a variety of authoring software including Plant 3D, Civil 3D, and Microstation. Must be able to understand software capabilities, limitations, and interoperability.
  • Familiarity with Dynamo, Forge, Python, or other BIM applications.
  • Familiarity with ProjectWise, SharePoint, PowerApps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Amount of Travel Required


Skills and Abilities

  • Experience providing effective governance of VDC/BIM guidelines, standards, and content.
  • Experience leading interdisciplinary BIM coordination meetings and managing clash resolution process and documentation, troubleshooting, and managing coordination issues and conflicts between disciplines.
  • Experience managing and overseeing model maintenance, BIM/model QAQC processes, file structure and archiving.
  • Excellent communication skills with strict attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates ability to be a flexible team player and have the ability to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office for design related tasks and discipline specific design/analysis software primarily within the BIM/CADD environment.
  • Advanced working knowledge of the BIM/CADD drafting commands.
  • Solid working knowledge of intelligent modeling technologies.

EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Additional Compensation

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

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Visa Sponsorship Available

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position