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Design Technology Specialist

Department: Information Technology
Location: Washington, DC

The Design Technology Specialist will report to the IT Applications & Services Manager. The Design Technology Specialist role is to advance the efficacy of the firmís 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 Toís, 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:

  • 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.


  • Bachelorís degree in Architecture, Interior Design or equivalent, with 5+ years of experience in 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.
  • Experience managing† and mentoring staff across multiple office locations.†
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff across multiple office locations.Minimum of 3 to 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.

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