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Job Description
The VDC Manager serves as the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Champion for their local office. As such they are expected to take a leadership role in local VDC implementation efforts. This includes directly supporting pursuits and projects, assisting in the development and implementation of VDC guidelines and standards, as well as initiating and supporting VDC initiatives. At Skanska we refer to VDC as the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes to enhance construction.
VDC Managers work under the guidance and with the support of their local VDC Regional Director. (VDC Regional Directors are responsible for promoting, facilitating, coordinating and overseeing the use of VDC within a specific geographic region.)


What you’ll do:

  • Provide assistance with Marketing and Business Development efforts.
  • Serve as a leader and mentor for personnel based in their area who make use of VDC, as well as oversee and coordinate their VDC efforts. A VDC Manager may have local VDC Specialists as direct reports.
  • Continually develop their VDC skills. In order to remain abreast of rapidly evolving VDC industry trends, VDC Managers are expected to spend up to 10 days each year in VDC-related development activities. Examples of these activities include taking part in Skanska VDC All-Hands conferences; attending industry events such as Autodesk University; or attending VDC software or hardware-related training courses.
  • Work with the VDC Director of Staff Development on developing training class content and materials in the VDC Manager’s area of expertise. This responsibility may include providing example datasets, assisting in the creation of class handouts, ‘lessons learned’, best practice documents and related.
  • Track local project metrics for VDC use, document and identify the value of VDC in their assigned area, assist in the development of case studies, and related tasks that support the ongoing implementation of VDC and VDC-related marketing efforts.
  • Develop and/or assist in the development of VDC plans for all relevant projects. 
  • Configure projects to allow for the use of VDC, such as organizing model data; configuring data transfer systems; developing and documenting related project-specific procedures, and related.
  • Schedule and facilitate BIM-related project meetings, such as for BIM-enabled trade coordination.
  • Administer BIM/VDC Quality Control procedures, which includes ensuring project teams and VDC Specialists, adhere to specified VDC plans, as well as update those plans as required during the lifecycle of the project.
  • Maintain regular updates to VDC-related project schedules, assess potential BIM-related schedule issues, review subcontractor BIM coordination schedules for compliance with the overall project schedule.
  • Generate regular BIM project status updates, which usually include relevant metrics and updates such as percentage the project is coordinated per level, volume of trade conflicts identified and resolved over time, subcontractor shop drawing status, etc.
  • Adapt design models for construction management purposes as necessary.
  • Review subcontractors’ fabrication and shop drawings, models and related information, providing them direction as needed to incorporate their work into the shared project model.
 
What we’re looking for:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a related field
  • Have 4+ years of experience with VDC in construction
  • Personnel management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage VDC aspects of one or more projects
  • Proficient in BIM authoring with Autodesk Revit Architecture, Structure and MEP. Experience with other authoring platforms such as ArchiCAD, Tekla, AutoCAD, Microstation, Autodesk Fabrication, Autodesk Inventor, CAD-Duct and related tools is desirable.
  • Highly proficiency in Autodesk Navisworks for construction analyses such as coordination and clash prevention, quantity takeoff and 4D simulation is required. Experience with other BIM analysis and construction management tools such as Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Field, Synchro, Solibri, Tekla CM, etc., is also desirable.
  • Able to read drawings, specifications, building codes, and other technical product and material specifications, as well as interpret and manage VDC contractual obligations and responsibilities.
  • A thorough understanding of common building systems as well as related means and methods.
  • Expertise with construction coordination processes is strongly preferred
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.