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Design + Technology Specialist

Department: SHA - Studio
Location: Shanghai, SH

Perkins Eastman is currently seeking a talented and experienced individual to be Design + Technology Specialist in our Shanghai – China office to advance the efficacy of the firm’s design initiatives in the execution of its projects. The Design+Technology Specialist will leverage strong knowledge of AEC industry standards, tools and practices to support and improve workflow collaboration and efficiencies throughout project delivery.

Perkins Eastman Shanghai Office provides clients full design services from strategy, to programming and planning, to high-performance buildings with design excellence across a variety of practice areas in the local and regional market. This position will be a key leader in the office, working with the current leadership and talent to help continue to grow our presence and capabilities in Shanghai and the region.

What You Will Do:

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  • Self-manage and deliver on selected and assigned tasks, projects and group initiatives.
  • Provide second tier customer support to design/production staff across multiple offices.
  • When and where applicable, coordinate support between external vendors and internal staff.
  • Train and educate staff in the use of design tools, company standards and best practices.
  • Coordinate efforts in development, testing and implementation of design tools and services.
  • Develop and ratify interoperability workflows between various design applications/platforms.
  • Support render farm job management and use of cross platform render plug-ins & workflows.
  • Develop recommendations and best practices in the use of 3D Printing and Laser Cutting tools.
  • Create and review Design+Technology learning materials (How To’s, User Guides, etc.)
  • Maintain high awareness of related design software, (incl. add-ons, plug-ins, apps, etc.)
  • Liaise with firm-wide BIM Leads, Digital Practice Group, Sustainability and Specifications groups.
  • May involve some travel between regional offices and or project sites for training and support.

BIM Responsibilities:

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  • Provide BIM support across multiple projects, office locations and project sites.
  • Perform post-training, project shadowing to foster improved staff knowledge and adoption.
  • Create and vet staff submitted BIM content and templates for firm-wide libraries/resources.
  • As needed, participate in Project BIM meetings to provide guidance to BIM Leads.
  • Assist in early decision making on project setup based on contractual or collaboration needs.
  • Regularly review models to ensure adherence with company and project standards.
  • Support Project BIM Leads and Teams in troubleshooting problematic files/workflows.

Collaboration:

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  • Maintain close working relationships with the following:
  • Other firm-wide Design+Technology Specialists & Managers
  • Digital Practice Group, BIM Leadership and Sustainability Committees
  • BIM Project Leads and Project Information Coordinators
  • Applications Team, General IT Team and Department Leadership

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master of Architecture
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  • 5+ years design/production/support experience with: AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, 3ds Max Design,
  • SketchUp, Rhino and supporting tools incl. Newforma, Bluebeam, V-Ray, Podium, Sefaira, etc.
  • Proficiency in use and support of MS PowerPoint as a presentation tool and Adobe Creative Cloud/Suite of applications, incl. Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.
  • Familiarity with Autodesk Revit API & Dynamo, as well as Grasshopper for Rhino, are pluses.
  • Familiarity with use of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality tools and platforms, a plus.
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  • 3 of 5+ years of experience as a Project BIM Lead providing direct CAD/BIM support to project teams, involving team/project guidance and solutions development and/or as a fulltime BIM/Revit Support Specialist at an office, region or firm wide level.

About Perkins Eastman:

Perkins Eastman is recognized as “a Global Design Giant” with 17 interdisciplinary design studios around the world and a dedicated staff of over 1000 people from 70 different countries. We focus on all aspects of design and planning in the built environment, and are driven by our core belief that great design has a positive impact on people’s lives. We design for people and capture this in our ethos “Human by Design”.

We are an integrated firm with our professional roster consisting of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, construction specification writers, construction economists, environmental analysts, resiliency experts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines.

 

 

 

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