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BIM Designer

Cedar Rapids, IA or Des Moines, IA or Blaine, MN

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We are seeking a talented and experienced BIM (Building Information Modeling) Designer to join our team as a crucial member of our Virtual Design & Construction Team. As a BIM Designer, you will be responsible for creating detailed and accurate 3D models and drawings for mechanical systems in construction projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the plumbing and piping trade or a related field, proficiency in BIM software, and excellent attention to detail.

The BIM Designer upholds the company’s core values of integrity, service, leadership, empowerment, and innovation while demonstrating a dedicated and results-driven work ethic.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Piping and Plumbing trade experience is preferred

  • 5 or more years of experience designing plumbing and piping systems

  • Associates Degree in Drafting Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology or equivalent is a plus

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of BIM Designer

  • Develop detailed 3D models of mechanical systems including plumbing, piping, and other related components using BIM software (e.g., Revit, AutoCAD MEP).

  • Coordinate and collaborate with architects, engineers, project managers and other stakeholders to ensure accurate representation of mechanical systems within the overall building design.

  • Produce high-quality construction drawings, shop drawings, and fabrication drawings based on BIM models.

  • Perform clash detection analysis to identify and resolve conflicts between mechanical systems and other building elements.

  • Generate quantity take-offs and material schedules from BIM models to support project estimation and procurement processes.

  • Stay updated on industry standards, best practices, and technological advancements in BIM software and related tools.

  • Interpret and understand architectural and engineering drawings

  • Produce the following types of drawings: Coordinated Installation Drawings, Spool & Fabrication Drawings, Total Station Point Exports, Hanger Drawings, Wall & Sleeve Penetration Drawings, Bill of Materials

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of mechanical systems and components used in building construction

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and resolve issues in BIM models.

  • Familiarity with construction industry standards and codes.

  • Working knowledge of Basic AutoCAD

  • Autodesk Fabrication CADMep, Navisworks Manage, and Revit are a plus

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to meet project deadlines

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Work Environment Considerations

  • Must be able to work in high pressure situations facing strict deadlines

  • Most time will be in the office, but some trips to job sites and customer locations are required

AAP/EEO Statement

At Modern, we understand that every employee is different in their own way. We support and thrive off those differences. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, military status, or other non-merit factors. Modern is a proud equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.n employer.

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