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Ghafari VDC Specialist (Virtual Design & Construction) ll / BIM Manager in Dearborn, Michigan


General Summary: With supervision from the Director of VDC + Quality, works with the assigned VDC Specialist II or Lead VDC Specialist to implement the required tasks on a project.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist Quality group in ensuring that quality control procedures are initiated and enforced

  • Assist in maintaining the required sections of the Project Execution Plan

  • Assist in coordinating with the Project Architect and Project Engineers to formulate the project work plan based on an approved scope of work for BIM and CAD

  • Assist in defining and documentation project deliverables for technology related issues

  • Assist in developing and communicating the project work plan for technology related issues

  • Assist the Project Manager in tracking the actual project completeness against the project schedule and budget by utilizing reports from the technology being utilized

  • Assist in managing the Client and the Ghafari production team to assure that service, scope, quality and schedule expectation are aligned through the implementation of technology

  • Assist in the tracking, recording and reporting project progress, issues and decisions using the prescribed tools and documentation defined in our Operations Manual related to technology implementation

  • Assist in the identification of changes to the scope of work and the related repercussions on the project from technological issues

  • Continuously evaluate emerging Virtual Design and Construction technologies, identify opportunities to match those technologies with project needs to improve workflow and increase efficiencies

  • Participate in post project meetings to identify lessons learned for ongoing continuous improvement practices

  • Assist in the preparation of proposals as they pertain to the use of technologies and workflows on a project

  • Training/support/troubleshooting for project team as required

  • Coordinates with Document control on project deliverables

  • Assist in running clash and coordination reports, and project meetings with the Project Manager or Lead Architect/Engineer

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Employment Qualifications:

Education: Associates degree in an A/E discipline, or a related Construction field required

Experience: 2-5 years of experience in the utilization of Virtual Design and Construction processes on A/E projects


  • Fundamental understanding of computers and design technologies. Should be knowledgeable of:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Applications

  • Microsoft Teams

  • Autodesk Revit

  • Autodesk Navisworks

  • Autodesk AutoCAD

  • Autodesk 360 Applications

  • Autodesk Recap

  • Autodesk Dynamo knowledge a bonus

  • Bentley ProjectWise

  • BIM 360

  • Bluebeam

  • High Definition Laser scanning software and equipment (Leica, Faro, and UAVs)

  • Cobie, Omniclass, and Uniformat Codes

  • BIM Execution Plans

  • AIA Level of Development and Level of Detail requirements

  • AIA BIM Forms

  • IPD Deliverable Workflows

  • Individual should be able to take direction and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of construction processes and the development of construction drawings is preferred

  • Individual should possess strong organizational skills and be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Working Options

Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2264

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Architecture