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VDC/BIM Manager (MEP)

, Full-Time Gilbert, AZ

VDC/BIM Manager (MEP)

Crawford Mechanical Services is an Arizona based (est. 2002) large-scale commercial and industrial Mechanical & Plumbing contractor looking for a VDC/BIM Manager (MEP). Must understand the practice of architecture, engineering, and construction, with a very deep understanding of the mechanical, piping, HVAC, and plumbing trades.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement matching, paid time off, paid holidays, sabbatical, performance-based raises, and project profitability bonuses.

We are a tobacco-free workplace that provides a healthy and positive work environment with fitness incentives. We are big on encouragement, personal growth, and promote from within whenever possible. This position has potential for high level growth.


The VDC/BIM Manager will work under minimal supervision; has considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Performs complex, significant project-related tasks by providing various CAD/BIM drafting functions for Engineering, Design, and Construction staff. They will work closely with groups made up of Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) engineers, designers, and Architects. This position works with the staff of all disciplines on incorporating subcontractor drawings into the design drawings. This is an office-based position that will be responsible for establishing, monitoring, and enforcing VDC standards. The VDC/BIM Manager will provide teaching, coaching, and guidance to the BIM/VDC team by providing outstanding leadership ensuring successful outcomes for all BIM related projects.


· The VDC/BIM Manager is responsible for researching and standardizing VDC/BIM workflows across our design, construction, and Asset Management practice as well as organizing and communicating BIM technical information for a global approach across all business units.

· The leader must understand the practice of architecture, engineering, and construction, with a very deep understanding of the mechanical, piping, HVAC, and plumbing trades in order to support those professionals with the ability to standardize, support and present technology solutions. This includes sales/client-facing presentations and meetings.

· Maintain and develop standardized processes, document best practices, and provide for VDC knowledge sharing within the VDC department and throughout CMS.

· Establish Standards of Practice and Integrated workflows with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and Integrated Project Delivery.

· Coordinate schedules between clients, vendors, and our teams to ensure deliverables meet their time deadlines. RFI’s are to be processed in a timely manner and incorporated into all necessary drawings.

· Manage, lead, and develop CMS VDC staff including: VDC Modelers and VDC Coordinators/Detailers across the program. Includes performance reviews, management of Individual Development Plan, department meetings, and all the other critical elements that build a team. Identify appropriate resource needs, assign individual responsibilities, and develop department schedules to ensure successful implementation of VDC on projects.

· Work with Project Managers and Design Leaders to establish the VDC process for inclusion in the Project Execution Plan.

· Develop collaborative project workflows and processes with project trade partners and VDC staff.

· Provide VDC implementation oversight on projects; develop BIM Execution Plans; and calculate technology ROI and other metrics to IPS Business/ Ops Leadership.

· Update, develop, and implement VDC training programs for Designers, Engineers, Project Mangers, Cost Engineering, Schedulers and Field staff.

· Challenging current BIM/VDC practices, always looking to better the group by software upgrades, best practices, and leading forward-thinking initiatives.

· Liaison with IT and project staff to ensure functional and efficient hardware and software setups for team and on jobsites.

· Utilize Virtual Reality technology, Drones, and any new technology that will help or be required on a project.

· Use CAD/BIM software to aid in VDC tasks such as: AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, BIM360, BIM Collaborate Pro, MSuite, FAB360, along with other relevant 2D and 3D software and devices.

· Collaborate between subcontractors, contractors, clients, and designers by coordinating regular meetings to discuss changes and various design aspects of the job.

· Work with Construction Group for Logistics plans for site and team coordination.

Qualifications & Requirements:

· 5-10 years of experience in computer assisted drafting, design, and VDC/BIM required.

· Strong working knowledge of MEP systems and installations.

· Experience with, and passionate about, design technology and skilled in its application and practices to increase user effectiveness.

· Extensive capabilities with MSOffice, including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint Must have extensive knowledge of the nuances, features, functions, and limitations of Autodesk 3D/BIM Platforms, including experience with complex workflows involving these platforms.

· Knowledge of Design-Bid-Build, Design/Build, integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and other modern contractual delivery methods

· Proven successful implementations of BIM platform technologies.

· Understands the Construction industry and maintains knowledge of future trends.

· Understands project workflows from design, estimation, construction administration and coordination, and fabrication.

· Ability to work with lite supervision.

· Must have field experience in design and construction.

· Must have great organizations skill (juggling multiple jobs and files from multiple vendors) to be able to meet project deadlines.

· Customer service experience exhibiting strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well with individuals (co-workers, clients, vendors) at all levels.

· Able to deal with and resolve conflicts between contractors, clients, and the design team.


  • Full-time, year-round position
  • Merit-based opportunities
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Project bonuses
  • Bi-annual employee evaluations
  • Retirement plan with matching contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Personal paid time off
  • Sabbatical after 7 years of employment
  • Educational and mentoring opportunities
  • Gym membership contributions

Note: Do you live outside of Arizona and want to relocate to our beautiful state? We can help with that!


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