VDC Specialist

Clayco   •  

Chicago, IL

5 - 7 years

Posted 243 days ago

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Clayco Inc. is looking for a highly motivated individuals to join our VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) team as VDC Specialist. Join us to work at a state of the art facility and with the state of the art technology for the most creative builder in America. You will become a strategic asset within a growing business unit and the key member of our project teams.  As part of VDC team you will be involved in a range of activities throughout the design build cycle that are essential for a successful project delivery. These activities include support and implementation of Clayco’s Digital Practice Technology in a variety of tasks as they relate to design analysis, design process, pre-construction, construction and the facility handover.   #LI-LY1   This is a critical support role with opportunity to become one of our VDC industry experts.    Scope of Work   Work with the team of VDC experts to execute and manage a range duties related to Virtual Design and Construction on assigned projects and serve as the resource for the entire project team. Support VDC workflow from design and preconstruction through project completion while developing working relationships with owners, project teams, and subcontractors.   Responsibilities:  

  • Oversee multiple projects and direct VDC Engineers to successfully execute job specific tasks. 
  • Provide comprehensive assistance during all project phases phase which includes the following:
    • Development of visualization standards and capability.
    • Works closely with project teams in solving problems through the use of digital production tools.
    • Act as a champion for innovative and integrated approach to the use of technology. 
    • Understands the paradigm of standardized and modular approach to design & construction problems.
    • Supports our project teams in creation of standardized content.
    • Seeks the perfection when it comes to bridging the gap between models and construction documents.
  • Provide assistance to project teams during both design and construction coordination activities. 
  • Provide technical support for a range of application used in-house. (Revit, VICO, Win Estimator, P6, AutoCAD, Naisworks, BIM 360, Infraworks, Dynamo, FormIt, 3DS Max)  
  • Assist during the Pre-Construction effort with estimating and scheduling process and developing a Project Chart of Accounts.
  • Assists and coaches the project teams in the use of companywide VDC best practices. 
  • Assume ownership over the digital coordination process and federated model analysis and reporting. 
  • Supervise or perform 4D virtual building analysis on model working closely with scheduling, project managers, and superintendents. 
  • Supervise or manage model changes through design updates and as built conditions. 
  • Serves as the information manager and content gatekeeper for the duration of project.
  • Assist project management team with the management of subcontractors and development of both work and logistic plans.
  • Maintain understanding of the Clayco/Owner contract
  • Oversee change order and pay request process utilizing Clayco’s Project Management platform.
  • Assist in generation of project costs and Job Cost Report
  • Utilizes Clayco’s best practices for the following activities by using BIM 360 platform:
    • Monitor project labor
    • Report and track equipment needs
    • Implement applicable safety programs
    • Submittal, Issues and QA/QC process management


  • 3+ years’ experience in AEC industry, in particular MEP coordination.
  • A Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture.
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience with VDC/BIM related processes.
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required.
  • Some experience with reality capture
  • Strong understanding of project workflow.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals
  • Experienced dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work is a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with Autodesk Building Design Suite (Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, 3DS Max and Inventor), VICO Office, and BIM 360 could based technology.
  • Previous exposure to and working experience with Project management software, Synchro, Assemble systems and a range of Analysis packages is desirable. 
  • Experience with mid to large scale projects. 
  • Ability to quickly analyze, interpret and compare detailed information. 
  • Able to make reliable and accurate conclusions based on information gathered. 
  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills. 
  • Assertive and self-confident. 
  • Comfortable writing and presenting verbally in a manner that is relevant to the audience. 
  • Able to manage team’s expectations pro-actively. 
  • Ability to educate project team on software, and workflows utilized throughout the construction process. 
  • Able to read and understand contract documents and drawings.
  • Previous experience in estimating and scheduling is highly desirable.
  • Equal appreciation for design and constructionprocesses
  • Ability to plan and accomplish goals. 
  • Strong willingness to learn and be a contributing team member. 
  • Ability to walk the job site, climb ladders, and multi floor scaffolding
  • Ability to lift objects at least 50lbs
  • Willingness to travel occasionally or relocate with a project.  
  • Collaborative