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BIM Coordinator / Journeyman Plumber/Pipefitter Detailer

Full Time
Location: U.S. Based Applicants
Work Type: Madison, Wisconsin

Position: BIM Coordinator / Journeyman Plumber/Pipefitter Detailer
Reports to: Operations Manager
Dept: Project Management


BIM Designs, Inc. is seeking a BIM Coordinator / Journeyman Plumber/Pipefitter Detailer to organize and run coordination meeting for large scale building projects and lead BIM design and efforts with respect to various Plumbing/Pipefitting projects.  

General Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing share site that all trades can share files and project information.
  • Building a BIM coordination schedule
  • Building combined Navis 3D models of all trades
  • Running clash reports for all trades and assist in clash resolution by assigning viewpoints for detailers to reference while clearing clashes.
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Enforcing operating procedures for all trades
  • Record keeping
  • RFI creation, review, and tracking
  • Managing software licenses
  • Attending and preparing for weekly/bi-weekly coordination meetings
  • Interpreting contract documents
  • Managing project schedules and deliverable dates
  • Model review (AutoCAD, Revit, Navis)
  • Preparing and maintaining submittal logs.
  • Act as “Lead Detailer and Coordinator” for assigned projects
  • Complete other responsibilities, as assigned
  • Perform all essential Senior-Level responsibilities

Create & Maintain models to fulfill Project-Specific Requirements:

  • Compile contract VC close out documentation
  • Coordinate with BIM service providers and Subcontractors
  • Create models including structure, interior and exterior architectural elements and MEP systems (as applicable)
  • Create a “lean” model using the least amount of pipe and fittings to reduce cost.
  • Create a constructible model. Spool lengths comply with client or site restrictions.  Routings are in accessible areas.  Model is fully installable.
  • Develop models to illustrate contractor questions and solutions
  • Distribute new and revised models showing changes and RFI answers
  • Track all projects activities/actions through daily logs
  • Update as‐built and revised Building Information Model, keep revision log

Quantity Take Off

  • Assist to verify original estimate quantities for cost reports
  • Quantity survey, quantity review and system input for labor costing

4D Schedules

  • Assist to develop the modeling schedule
  • Assist in preparation of 4D simulations
  • Assist to develop coordination schedules

Trade Coordination

  • Assist to process shop / fabrication level models for approval
  • Assist to set-up and maintain all control logs (RFIs, shop drawings, as-builts, etc.)
  • Assist with coordinating models with internal and subcontractor detailers and modelers
  • Assist with updating, maintaining and distributing documents to field and subcontractors
  • Attend and /or assist in model coordination meetings and document project preconstruction /
  • Attend Daily stand up meeting with supervisor
  • Coordination sign-offs
  • Prepare and maintain submittal logs and expediting log for VC models
  • Site inspection and liaising with trade contractors

Field Coordination

  • Assist project team with construction coordination and scheduling
  • Calculate quantities for material orders and crew work planning
  • Coordinate field inspections and assist with formwork design and lift drawings
  • Model constructability issues and solutions for self‐performed work
  • Participate in job layout driven by Level 400 per AIA E202 or otherwise specified 3D model data
  • Perform site visits to review and evaluate progress of job scope with the assistance of the project management team,
    as needed.
  • Prepare “shop drawing” level 3D models for self‐performed work
  • Produce dimensioned drawings from the model for field use

Objectives or Goals to Measure Performance

  • Develop and Maintain positive customer/client satisfaction
  • Demonstrate positive team attitude and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Improve personal professional growth and education
  • Keep current and standardized job‐site files
  • Produce sample shops/spools for client to approve format prior to making large amount of drawings to minimize rework.
  • Timely and accurate preparation of VDC models, shop drawings, etc. – Ontime and right the 1st

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

  • City/State Licensed Journeyman Plumber/Pipefitter

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or trade school certificate related to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction or equivalent technical training or prior work experience in the building industry.
  • Proficiency with Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, and Bluebeam
  • 2+ Years of Coordinating BIM Projects either as a General Contractor or Subcontractor
  • 1+ Years of Project Field Experience as a Project Engineer, Superintendent, Installer, etc.
  • Navis, Autocad, Revit, Bim 360
  • Minimum three years related Journeyman Plumber/Pipefitter experience required.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before guests and associates of the organization.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Physical Demands:

  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to sit for extended periods.
  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk or hear
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job to include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision

BIM Designs, Inc. knows that our employees and our customers are our largest asset. We see you as a lifelong employee and will work with you in every way possible to grow your talents. BIM Designs, Inc. will encourage and pay for any professional development and training desired or needed, as approved and budgeted by your direct manager. 


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