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VDC Design Director

Company: Okland Construction
Location: Tempe
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

1700 N McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ, 85281, USA Employee Type: Full-Time Exempt Job Category: 10 Years Required Degree: 4 Year Degree Manage Others: Yes Description Okland is looking for a Virtual Design Construction Director to work directly with our preconstruction and business development executives in collaboration with our architects and clients to bring their visions to constructability. The right candidate has a strong background in architecture and design, has experience collaborating with a general commercial contractor and has demonstrated ability driving solutions for design concept challenges. Their strong modeling skills and understanding of the design, pre-construction, and construction processes infuse life in the project and create shared success for everyone involved. They will also be expected to manage others and interface with other departments in an effort to provide value to the entire construction team. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the development of an integrated VDC process that optimizes the design team and Okland's ability to deliver value to project from conception to close-out of project
  • Responsible to review and provide solutions for constructability issues during conceptual through contract documents
  • Work collaboratively with team members and stakeholders to ensure accurate understanding of early design work intent
  • Understand stakeholder vision and work with design teams to tailor Okland' VDC efforts accomplish that vision without hindering or burdening design team's efforts
  • Enthusiasm to teach and train on emerging concepts in BIM and relevant modeling programs
  • Oversee the development of 3D construction models for use in design phase building coordination, site/underground coordination, MEP coordination, and self-perform concrete drawings
  • Oversee the development of the 3D model to support 4D scheduling process during project pursuits and on project pre-construction planning
  • Work with the project team to oversee the development of 3D site specific logistics plans
  • Lead project teams to develop 3D models integrating subcontractor coordination
  • Work with design team members to optimize estimating and constructability feedback through use of 3d models at all phases of design
  • Lead teams during preconstruction to identify strategic value propositions and solutions with designers using various technology tools
  • Incorporate LEAN practices into all preconstruction and VDC efforts
  • Collaborate in BD project positioning meetings/events
  • Proficient in leading and managing VCD team throughout construction process. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • Four-year degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or related field
    • 8+ years' experience in construction, architecture or related field KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
      • Experience working with building information models on design and/or construction projects
      • Advanced proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD a must
      • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Autodesk BIM 360
      • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in SketchUp, Assemble, Rhino, and/or Tekla are a plus
      • Ability to effectively synthesize feedback and quickly turnaround deliverables
      • Ability to foresee potential constructability issues and proactively address them
      • Strong attention to small detail
      • Manage multiple large project and the teams associated with those projects.
      • Ability to lead meetings, assign workloads, and support collaboration across teams and departments. Well-developed leadership skills are a must to help you coordinate tasks and direct all parties to ensure work is completed according to plan and finished on time.
      • Experience with Target Value Design and bringing cost effective solutions to designers and clients is a plus
      • Generate stakeholder buy-in through dynamic communication across multiple internal departments, owners, architects, and subcontractors
      • Creatively provide feedback to architects and other parties to improve the project and strengthen relationships
      • Advanced proficiency in collaboration, communication, and leading teams -- PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision and color vision.The employee is also required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud. OKLANDIS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON ANY PROTECTED CLASS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO RACE, GENDER, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, VETERAN STATUS, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER IDENTITY.

Keywords: Okland Construction, Tempe , VDC Design Director, Executive , Tempe, Arizona

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