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Journeyman Fire Protection Detailer

Full Time
Location: U.S. Based Applicants
Remote Working Eligibility: Yes

Position: Fire Protection Detailer
Reports to: Fire Protection Coordinator
Dept: CAD Detailing Team

Summary: BIM Designs, Inc is seeking a Fire Protection Modeler/Detailer to lead BIM design and efforts with respect to various Fire Protection projects. As a member of the BIM Designs Fire Protection Department, you will create constructible designs that will protect lives, investment, and future growth.

General Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform all essential Senior-Level responsibilities
  • Act as “Lead Detailer and Coordinator” for assigned projects
  • Complete other responsibilities, as directed
  • Compile and prepare shop drawings and material submittals for review by architects, engineers, clients, and jurisdictional authorities
  • Coordinate sprinkler design with new/existing structures, and other MEP subcontractors
  • Optimize design efficiency for system fabrication and installation
  • Perform hydraulic calculations for fire sprinkler systems
  • Detail the design for fabrication, prepare installation drawings, and prepare “as built” drawings for client files and in-house archives
  • Prepare stock lists/BOMs
  • Ability to work productively, independently, and as a team member
  • Knowledge/Ability to learn NFPA standards and IFC requirements
  • Develop and manage constructible BIM Models

Create & Maintain models to fulfill Project-Specific Requirements:

  • Create models that are constructible and meet all code requirements for national and local jurisdictions including addenda
  • Coordinate with BIM service providers and subcontractors
  • Develop models to illustrate contractor questions and solutions
  • Update as-built and revised Building Information Model, maintain revision log
  • Distribute new and revised models depicting approved change orders and RFI responses
  • Compile contract close out documentation
  • Create new library database as needed
  • Track all projects using ProCore/client specific project management software

Quantity Take Off

  • Aid in project estimation and cost reports analysis
  • Quantity survey, 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 with updating, maintaining and distributing documents to field and subcontractors
  • Maintain all control logs (RFIs, shop drawings, as-builts, etc.)
  • Site inspection and liaising with trade contractors,  when applicable
  • Prepare and maintain submittal logs and expediting log for BIM models
  • Attend model coordination meetings and document project preconstruction
  • Join meetings as needed by direction of Fire Protection Coordinator
  • Support coordinating models with internal and subcontractor detailers and modelers
  • Coordination sign offs
  • Process shop/fabrication level models for approval

Field Coordination

  • Assist project team with construction coordination and scheduling
  • Coordinate project deadlines with onsite trades
  • Prepare 3D models for self‐performed work
  • Ensure self QA/QC prior to submission to Project Coordinator for review
  • Create stock listing and BOMs for field verification
  • Produce dimensioned drawings from the model for field use
  • Perform virtual site visits to review and evaluate progress of job scope with the assistance of the project management team, as needed.

Objectives or Goals to Measure Performance

  • Keep current and standardized job‐site files
  • Timely and accurate preparation of VDC models, shop drawings, etc.
  • Develop and maintain positive customer/client relations
  • Continuously seek out opportunities to increase knowledge base of field data
  • Demonstrate positive team attitude and interpersonal effectiveness

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

  • NICET Level I required
  • NICET Level II & III preferred
  • Additional associations or field related certifications a plus

Education and/or Experience:

  • 3+ years of recent AutoCAD/HydraCAD/Revit/Navis/Bluebeam experience a plus
  • 5+ years of field experience required
  • College level CAD classes/CCL/Associates Degree with a pass of B or higher highly desired
  • Willing to participate in company sponsored educational courses
  • Willing to gain knowledge of industry codes, standards, and jurisdictional application
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Outlook
  • Project management a plus
  • Knowledge of NFPA 13 highly desired

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, interpret, and retain document information such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, blueprints, and jurisdictional code
  • Ability to create appropriate routine reports, correspondence, and internal/external messaging
  • Ability to speak effectively before guests, clients, and associates of the organization
  • Ability to communicate within the team through various mediums of communication

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods
  • May be required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects
  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job; 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. This will include our ongoing in-house training as well as outside training and continued education such as AutoCAD, Revit, code classes, Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing extension classes.

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