BIM Specialist

KieranTimberlake KieranTimberlake Employer:
Philadelphia, PA, USLocation:
Mon, Sep 24 '18Posted on:

BIM Specialist
KieranTimberlake is seeking a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Specialist to join our office. Comprised of over 100 professionals with diverse backgrounds and abilities, our practice is recognized worldwide. With equal emphasis on research, communications, and the built environment, our projects include the programming, planning, and design of new structures as well as the conservation, renovation, and transformation of existing buildings. We also develop application-specific environmental analysis and prediction tools, conduct building and environmental monitoring, and design novel building and envelope assemblies. We have special expertise in education, government, arts and culture, civic, and residential projects, but common to all our work is the principle that each project begins with a question and continues its development within a culture of research. By ensuring that design results from deep investigation, our transdisciplinary process inspires creativity and fosters a culture of sharing ideas, knowledge, and techniques.
Our design process uses BIM as information-rich models for design optioning, visualization, analysis, construction, and post-occupancy evaluation. In this context, the BIM Specialist will focus on three primary areas of responsibility: ensuring the quality of BIM assets and deliverables, developing BIM applications, and facilitating the use of BIM tools.
BIM models are initiated in early design phases and their content and fidelity increase during the project delivery process. The BIM Specialist will help organize and author model geometry and information, assist in model coordination, management, and quality assurance and quality control efforts, and will also identify processes for improvement and innovation. The BIM Specialist will also work with architectural teams at key project delivery milestones to ensure effective BIM utilization and overall model integrity.
The BIM Specialist will assist in developing BIM applications that automate a standard workflow or support a bespoke query. This development process includes identifying problems, creating tools and scripts, and testing and implementing new applications. The applications themselves may apply to topics such as model integrity, parametric modeling, immersive environments, digital fabrication, construction documentation, construction administration, or sensor data collection.
Firm-wide, the use of BIM tools is supported through evolving best practices, BIM execution plans, BIM standards, and software training. Therefore, the BIM Specialist will facilitate teams’ BIM use by creating BIM execution plans, organizing training sessions, and creating, organizing, and maintaining model content libraries. The BIM Specialist will also contribute to strategic planning and the evolution and maintenance of office processes and standards.   
The BIM Specialist is expected to be curious, ask questions, think strategically, and gracefully take and give direction. Because he or she will help shape office-wide BIM discourse and practices, the BIM Specialist must also be able to work with others to prioritize current challenges and develop paths for implementation for both established and emerging BIM practices. Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Advancing office-wide BIM use and elevating BIM literacy
  • Conducting BIM training for designers at all levels
  • Stewarding BIM standards, tools, practices, and digital content libraries
  • Developing BIM-oriented digital tools and computational solutions for building projects
  • Identifying, tracking, assessing, and implementing emerging BIM modeling, simulation, and visualization tools and workflows
  • Collaborating with project teams on BIM practices across all project phases

The BIM Specialist will be a member of the KieranTimberlake Research Group, a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary team that requires its members to work well within a social environment. In addition to having excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills, Research Group members must effectively articulate questions, discuss their ideas publicly, and be active participants in brainstorming sessions. The successful candidate will have superb organizational skills as well as the demonstrated capacity to be a collaborative, detail-oriented problem solver with the intellectual nimbleness to work with information on which they are not an expert. Additionally, he or she will demonstrate the ability, confidence, and desire to inquire about the limits of what’s possible while seeking novel solutions to architectural problems. Other qualifications include:

  • A degree in architecture or other design-related field
  • At least 2-3 years of experience using BIM for design or construction
  • Expertise in Revit, Rhino, and visual scripting software such as Dynamo and/or Grasshopper
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, rigorous, collaborative environment
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines when working independently or as part of a larger team
  • Comfort with multivariant design concepts
  • Capacity to ask smart questions, draw out insight, and synthesize ideas
  • Ability to navigate new and challenging situations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire to empower others through process development and automation

Though not required, additional consideration will be given to individuals with experience using Revit API, .NET programming languages such as IronPython or C#, web applications, digital fabrication, database management, cross-platform data exchange, and web-based Revit collaboration platforms.


Submission Requirements Interested applicants must submit the following via our Careers Page:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the position
  • A current resume including references
  • A project portfolio

Salary is commensurate with education level, professional experience, and demonstrated knowledge, but a full benefits package including medical, prescription, dental, vision, and life will be offered. Due to the volume of interested applicants, we are not able to respond to telephone inquiries.  

KieranTimberlake is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 

Back to Job List...

  • ×Search in: