Senior VD & C Engineer

Swinerton Builders     Construction     General Contracting     OR-Portland     June 19, 2020

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Swinerton Builders is a commercial construction company that provides services in the Western United States for commercial office, retail, multi-family residential, hospitality, healthcare, education, and the entertainment sectors.

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We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Primary Location:

Portland OR

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Job Description Summary:

Work with VD&C Manager & Assigned Project teams to create fabrication level mass timber modeling and shop drawing content for CNC and install.

Job Description:

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Analyze and interpret architectural and structural contract drawings – assess constructability specific to budget, procurement, detailing, fabrication, install, architectural look and long-term structural performance and behavior of wood material.
  • Use parametric modeling techniques (Autodesk Revit) to create effectiveness in fabrication-level modeling – with respect to cost/schedule and mitigation of detailing/fabrication errors on current/future projects.
  • Refine/enhance current Swinerton parametric Revit families via feedback from CNC operators, installers, estimators.
  • Utilize Revit as a tool to create clear and organized progression drawing sets – for RFI, internal team review, AE review, and field review.
  • Heavy interaction with SMT team, A/E Team, suppliers, non-SMT trades. Ability to take charge and lead critical design meetings and drive towards answers that best fit the project (design goals, ownership goals, SMT goals).
  • Develop CNC coding and translation skillset – movement of fab-level 3d content to the CNC/Fabrication realm.
  • On-the-fly analysis of CNC realities for wood members and connections. Ability to respond quickly to fabrication issues.
  • Take the lead on RFI generation for mass timber constructability and interaction with other structural/non-structural elements.
  • Work with VDC Manager to interpret/analyze detailing and fabrication schedule for specific assigned project(s) and potential schedule risks based on current detailing (state of contract documents, RFI impacts, etc.).
  • High level of initiative in developing and refining SMT design/detailing standards. Trend-setter.
  • Thirst for knowledge and understanding of mass timber systems, design, and project approach.


MINIMUM SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive knowledge of Autodesk Revit – project setup, model interaction, and shop drawing creation through multiple phases of a project.
  • Structural detailing and/or mass timber-specific detailing background is a major plus.
  • Foundational knowledge of parametric family modeling a plus.
  • Fundamental understanding of contract plans through all disciplines.
  • Ability to read and interpret structural details, steel vendor shop drawings, non-structural shop drawings, etc.
  • CNC fabrication experience (detailing, operation, etc.) a plus.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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