IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations US-MA-Chelmsford
    Design - CAD/BIM
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented CAD/VDC Manager to join our growing region based out of our Chelmsford, MA office location. 


    The VDC manager with work under minimal supervision; has considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Performs complex, significant project-related tasks by providing various CAD/BIM drafting functions for Engineering, Design, and Construction staff. They will work closely with groups made up of Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) engineers, designers, and Architects. This position works with the staff of all disciplines on incorporating subcontractor drawings into the design drawings. This is an office and travel based position that will be responsible for establishing, monitoring and enforcing VDC standards.



    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • The VDC Manager of Technology is responsible for researching and standardizing VDC/BIM workflows across our design, construction and Asset Management practice as well as organizing and communicating BIM technical information for a global A/E, EPCM, and CM Practice.
    • The leader must understand the practice of architecture, engineering and construction in order to support those professionals with the ability to standardize, support and present technology solutions. This includes sales/client-facing presentations and meetings.
    • Maintain and develop standardized processes, document best practices, and provide for VDC knowledge sharing within the VDC department and throughout IPS.
    • Establish Standards of Practice and Integrated workflows with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and Integrated Project Delivery.
    • Coordinate schedules between clients, vendors, and our teams to ensure deliverables meet their time deadlines. RFI’s are to be processed with a timely manner and incorporated into all necessary drawings.
    • Manage, lead, and develop IPS VDC staff including: VDC Modelers and VDC Coordinators across the program. Includes performance reviews, management of Individual Development Plan, department meetings, and all the other critical elements that build a team. Identify appropriate resource needs, assign individual responsibilities, and develop department schedules to ensure successful implementation of VDC on projects.
    • Work with Project Managers and Design Leaders to establish the VDC process for inclusion in the Project Execution Plan.
    • Develop collaborative project workflows and processes with project partners and VDC staff.
    • Update, develop, and implement VDC training programs for Designers, Engineers, Project Mangers, Cost Engineering, Schedulers and Field staff.
    • Challenging current BIM/VDC practices, guiding the resulting technology transformation.
    • Liaison with IT and project staff to ensure functional and efficient hardware and software setups for staff, at colocation facilities, and on jobsites
    • Evangelizing design technology applications, promoting solutions, and analyzing application usage metrics.
    • Provide VDC implementation oversight on projects; develop BIM Execution Plans; and calculate technology ROI and other metrics to IPS Business/ Ops Leadership.
    • Collaborate with project teams to develop a specific project technology approach.
    • Utilize Virtual Reality technology, Drones, and any new technology that will help or be required on a project.
    • Use CAD/BIM software to aid in VDC tasks such as; AutoCAD, Revit, Plant 3D/P&ID, and any other required 2D and 3D software.
    • Collaborate between subcontractors, contractors, clients, and designers by coordinating regular meetings to discuss changes and various design aspects of the job.
    • Work on PM tools for estimating.
    • Work with MS Project for Timeline sequencing.
    • Work with Construction Group for Logistics plans for site and team coordination.
    • Willingness to travel 30-50% of the time to various job locations.



    Qualifications & Requirements

    • BS required in Engineering, Architecture, or related field.
    • 5-10 years of experience in computer assisted drafting, design, and VDC/BIM required.
    • Strong working knowledge of Navisworks Manage is required. Working knowledge of Revit and AutoCAD.
    • Working knowledge of BIM 360, Glue, Field and other Autodesk products a plus.
    • Willingness to learn new software and develop standards
    • Strong working knowledge of MEP systems and installations.
    • Experience with, and passionate about, design technology and skilled in its application and practices to increase user effectiveness
    • Extensive capabilities with MSOffice, including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint  Must have extensive knowledge of the nuances, features, functions, and limitations of Autodesk and Bentley 3D/BIM Platforms, including experience with complex workflows involving these platforms 
    • Knowledge of Design-Bid-Build, Design/Build, integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and other modern contractual delivery methods 
    • Proven successful implementations of BIM platform technologies 
    • Understands the Construction industry and maintains knowledge of future trends 
    • Understands project workflows from design, estimation, construction administration and coordination, and fabrication 
    • Ability to work with lite supervision.
    • Must have field experience in design and construction.
    • Must have great organizations skill (juggling multiple jobs and files from multiple vendors) to be able to meet project deadlines.
    • Customer service experience exhibiting strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well with individuals (co-workers, clients, vendors) at all levels.
    • Able to deal with and resolve conflicts between contractors, clients, and the design team.

    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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