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CAD/BIM Support Specialist

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Employer:
London, GBLocation:
Wed, Feb 15 '17Posted on:

Job Title: CAD/BIM Support Specialist

Salary: £25-28K (negotiable)

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract with 3 month probation period

Reporting to: KPF Firm wide Technology Direct (overall); KPF London CAD/BIM Manager (daily)

Overall Purpose of Job:

The KPF London CAD/BIM Support Specialist will be responsible for assisting with the maintenance and support of CAD and BIM aspects of projects in the KPF London office as a member of the firmwide CAD/BIM team. They will assist the KPF London CAD/BIM Manager in ensuring the effective operation of all projects. Aspects of the position include project setup and configuration, daily staff support, helpdesk response, CAD/BIM standards enforcement, basic software maintenance and installation in support of the KPF firmwide BIM implementation strategy.

In addition to supporting AutoCAD and Revit activities, an ability to help guide teams on wider BIM/collaborative workflows would be a benefit.

Main Activites/Tasks (Within designated area of responsibility):

  • Maintain and support users of Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit within the London and Abu Dhabi offices
  • Respond to CAD/BIM software-related Helpdesk requests

  • Perform project setup of new projects – directories, standards, customization as needed, sourcing of initial information i.e. OS Data or 3D location models in appropriate formats

  • Assist with the monitoring and enforcement of KPF CAD and BIM standards and project directory structures

  • Perform project audits to ensure good health of live information

  • Assist with software installation for CAD/BIM applications within KPF London

  • Assist teams with Newforma project integration

  • Interface with software support providers to quickly resolve more complex problems

  • Perform Level One support for all 3D modeling design applications

  • Assist with set up of new Revit files – setting up of coordinate systems, linked model structures, etc.

  • Help teams to prepare information for sharing and collaboration activities

  • Assist with basic AutoCAD support for KPF offices in Asia when required

  • Assist with exploration and testing of cloud-based collaborative technologies as well as other emerging trends

  • Help to ensure that projects meet clients’ BIM requirements for key projects

Note: supplemental training will be provided as necessary

Special Requirements:

The successful candidate must be highly motivated, eager to learn new skill sets, at ease interacting with architectural staff, and ideally knowledgeable of the latest CAD/BIM technologies. Must be highly organised and rigorous with file organisation and implementing standards.

This position will ultimately take direction from the firmwide BIM/CAD leaders and a collaborative and cooperative mindset is essential as well as a willingness to put forward suggestions to help find new solutions.

Previous experience in an equivalent role is desirable

Other Features of the Job:

  • Hours 9am – 6pm with a one-hour lunch break (40 hour working week)

  • 20 days holiday per annum (pro-rata)

  • Private medical health insurance with Vitality Health

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Option to join subsidised dental plan with Bupa

Job Location:

Covent Garden

Knowledge and Skills:

A good working knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD 2016-7 and Autodesk Revit 2016-7 is highly desirable.

Must thrive in a highly energetic, creative, and intense environment. A proactive, problem-solving working methodology is desired.

Knowledge of the UK Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry would be a major benefit.

Education and Qualifications Necessary:

Educated to degree level or equivalent. Either:

  • BArch / MArch to Part 1 equivalent with excellent software skills

  • Software / computing degree with an interest in an architectural environment

Experience:

  • An ability to rapidly pick up new software skills is essential;

  • A sensible and methodical approach to problem-solving is required;

  • Autodesk AutoCAD or Revit experience is desirable;

    Rhino, Grasshopper, Navisworks, Dynamo, 3DSMax experience would be useful;

  • Knowledge of the UK BIM Mandate, including the BS/PAS 1192 Suite of Document & preparing COBie outputs is favourable

Person Specification:

The successful candidate must be highly motivated and proactive - someone who is bright and can work in a hectic and busy environment. The person should also have the ability to think for themselves without constant supervision, and plan and organise their time effectively especially for ad hoc last minute quiries that can become quite urgent. The perfect candidate will be excited about new technology and be keen to part of KPF

To apply, please email your CV with cover letter directly to: careers-ld@kpf.com

Please note: We do not accept any unsolicited emails from recruiters, agencies or third parties. Any correspondance of this kind will be deleted immediately.

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