Paul Sheehan

Paul Sheehan

Newport News, VA, US



A motivated Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager, who can discern and advise on how to increase productivity and provide quick ROI. 

Your bottom line is my focus.

I am currently blending two successful careers into one wonderful life!

In addition to being an exceptional BIM Manager with a tremendous variety of experience and expertise, I am also one of America's Premiere Santa Clauses and with my fantastic wife we make many wonderful memories for young and old every year!


Consultant, Newport News, VA, US, Instructor/Tutor/BIM Manager

• Instructed/tutored students (up to ten at a time), in different locations, on Autodesk software: Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD etc. bringing them to full proficiency.
• Guest lecturer at Old Dominion University, ITT Technical Institute, Inlet Technology, and private lessons.

Oct 2008 - current

USACE - Norfolk District, Norfolk, VA, US, CAD/BIM Manager and Systems Administrator

Contractor Position through ETI Professionals, Inc.

• Assisted staff in the use of highly specialized Autodesk and Bentley CAD/BIM software and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) used in the design of multiple type of facilities, by all disciplines, and established policy.
• Advised Chief of Engineering Branch, and above, on technological advances; including training requirements for technicians, engineers, and architects and the implementation of guidance from higher authority.
• Planned, coordinated, provided authoritative advice on all CAD/BIM related efforts and Electronic Bid Set contracting. Successfully negotiated optimal pricing for software purchases and training – 90% savings.

Oct 2007 - Oct 2009

CMSS Architects, PC, Virginia Beach, VA, US, CAD Systems Manager

Promoted from Architectural Technician – 05/2003

• Oversaw the training and proficiency of 70+ CAD Users of varying levels of expertise in three offices across Virginia, and interfaced with clients; reported to a Principal of the firm.
• Recommended, implemented, and customized digital design software: Architectural Desktop, and Revit.
• Routine duties included: reviewing and enforcing the firm's standard; evaluating CAD Users for employment and annual review; interfacing with various department heads, vendors, and service technicians; coordinate with Systems Administrator on daily basis.

May 2001 - Sep 2007

CRRM Architects, Norfolk, VA, US, Architectural Technician

• Drafting and design of new construction and renovation documents for commercial projects.
• Active member of the design team; interfaced with consultants, and integrated with the IT specialist.
• Initiated and developed CADD Education Reference Library to simplify document construction.

Dec 1998 - Jan 2001


ITT Technical Institute, Online Campus, Bachelors, Project Management

Project Management program which will roll right into an MBA in 2015.

Mar 2011 - current

Saint Michael's College, Winooski, VT, US, Bachelors, Theater

Had to leave college due to family dynamics, but completed all 'major' courses before leaving. I only needed to fulfill the electives.

Sep 1978 - current

ITT Technical Institute, Norfolk, Virginia, US, CAD Drafting

Associate of Applied Sciences degree in computer-aided and manual drafting.

Jun 1997 - Dec 1998

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