BIM Specialist

Grimshaw Grimshaw Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 7 '18Posted on:


The main role of the BIM Specialist is to support Grimshaw architectural project teams in the use of BIM tools and workflows, specifically Autodesk Revit. The BIM Specialist provides technical support directly to project team members and reports to the Project BIM Manager, providing feedback on the team’s requirements for training, workflows or content.

Role Opportunities

At Grimshaw we want our staff to be fulfilled by their time here, as we know the key to our continuing success is working with and engaging the most talented people we can find. Grimshaw are committed to helping our people reach their full potential, so there are a variety of opportunities to progress within the organization or the global Design Technology team. 

Required skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to work in a versatile, organized and methodical way to prioritize and balance workloads
  • Advanced knowledge of and proven practical background in Autodesk Revit and related BIM authoring software
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of legacy BIM / CAD applications and practices, particularly Microstation
  • Experienced with model federation and coordination workflows using Navisworks Manage and based around IFC format
  • Experienced in delivering projects to BIM standards with validation and QA processes
  • Familiarity with design applications such as McNeel Rhinoceros. Experience with interoperability with Revit is highly beneficial


Desired skills

  • Additional knowledge of Dynamo/Grasshopper is highly beneficial
  • Additional knowledge of C# or Python programming languages and Revit API programming is beneficial


  • Degree in Architecture or Architectural Technology 


  • Must possess at least 3+ years of relevant experience with Revit and BIM projects.
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience working in practice
  • Experience of delivering projects to prescribed standards
  • Experience with large-scale projects and teams 

Department responsibilities

  • Support DT team in promoting DT initiatives across the office
  • Contribute to the global DT platform

Project responsibilities

  • Assist BIM Manager in ensuring that project work complies with the global BIM standards and the project-specific standards
  • Assist BIM Manager in ensuring any changes in procedures and standards are effectively communicated to the project team and implemented
  • Identify and report to the BIM Manager any opportunities for improvements to our workflows, tools and the capabilities of teams
  • Set up new project files including linked model hierarchies, survey files, building models, CAD imports, shared coordinates and starter content
  • Document solutions and workflows to be shared with other teams
  • Provide advice, training, guidance and at-desk support for Revit and other authoring platforms
  • Create project-specific and office-wide Revit content
  • Prepare BIM models for issue

 Project coordination

  • Coordinate team activity and workflows on project Common Data Environment (CDE)
  • Prepare models and perform clash detection, according to defined standards
  • Liaise with external design teams to resolve clashes, coordination issues, any BIM model or CDE issues
  • Conduct regular reviews to ensure compliance of BIM models and workflows to defined standards
  • Produce federated models and COBie datasets where necessary
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