Design Technology Specialist

KieranTimberlake KieranTimberlake Employer:
Philadelphia, PA, USLocation:
Tue, May 14 '19Posted on:

Design Technology Specialist

KieranTimberlake is seeking a Design Technology 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 a information-rich model for design optioning, visualization, analysis, construction, and post-occupancy evaluation. In this context, the Design Technology 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. 
The Design Technology Specialist is should be curious, ask questions, think strategically, and be able to gracefully take and give direction. Because the Design Technology Specialist helps shape office-wide BIM discourse and practices, candidates 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 digital tools and computational solutions for building projects
  • Identifying, assessing, and implementing emerging modeling, simulation, and visualization workflows
  • Collaborating with project teams on modeling practices across all project phases

The Design Technology 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 and construction
  • Expertise in Revit, Rhino, and visual scripting software such as Dynamo and/or Grasshopper
  • Proficiency in or desire to learn languages (such as C#, Python, and JavaScript) and interfaces (such as Revit API and RhinoCommon) 

Submission Requirements
Interested applicants must submit the following:  

  • 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.


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