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Virtual Design and Construction Manager (VDC) - Columbus, OH

Location: Columbus, OH, United States
Company: Messer Construction Co.
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Messer Construction Co. is an award-winning construction manager and general contractor that provides leadership for complex commercial building projects. An employee-owned company, Messer now stands as one of the nation’s leading healthcare and higher education builders. Messer’s footprint has grown to eleven regional offices located across the Midwest and Southeast: Greenville, South Carolina; Charlotte & Raleigh, North Carolina; Columbus, Cincinnati, & Dayton, Ohio; Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Knoxville & Nashville, Tennessee. Messer employees live where they work, resulting in the company’s sustained commitment to building better communities.  

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager to join the team in our Columbus region. The VDC Manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other virtual design tools throughout the project lifecycle. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in construction, as well as excellent communication and leadership skills.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop, integrate, coordinate, and manage digital models for design, construction, and field use during construction.
  • Produce and maintain 3D models throughout the life of a project.
  • Coordinate with project team members to assist in the management of shop drawing/model production.
  • Map 3D models to the building schedule for simulation.
  • Review 3D models produced by architects and/or engineers and evaluate conformance to schematic design, design development or construction document requirements.
  • Coordinate and prepare models with Estimating for quantity extraction to enable Model Based Cost Planning
  • Help refine and manage our BIM application capabilities, training programs, and provide training support to our operations staff leveraging Virtual Design and Construction applications.
  • Coordinate and prepare models with field engineers to export layout points for use with field survey equipment.
  • Coordinate and prepare point cloud/UAV data to work with design and construction model progression.
  • Prepare models for AR/VR to be used in the field.
  • Create models, model animations, video etc to support project requirements and pursuits.
  • Prepare models to be used for safety planning.
  • Research, develop and implement a documented best practice process for the use of supporting new Virtual Construction technologies as part of the delivery of construction services.
  • Act as a resource to prime subcontractors utilizing Virtual Design and Construction to coordinate MEP and structural trades, including technical information and process support.

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction majors.
  • 5+ years of experience in VDC, preferably in the Construction industry
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Must have strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter and have the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to work overtime and travel to Messer regions as needed.
  • Experienced in the production of design documents and design detail drawing.
  • Experience in producing 3D models and 2D construction documentation.

We build where we live, and it shows.  When you take charge of your career through professional growth and collaboration, you can’t help but feel your impact on the community and the industry. And it’s what you can expect at Messer each day. In business since 1932 and employee-owned since 1990, Messer is the commercial construction company committed to building better. Join Messer, where building with purpose is the foundation of everything we do.

All Messer employees are required to comply with our Substance Abuse Prevention Policy as a condition of employment. Messer may condition offers of employment upon taking and passing of a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen.

Messer is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Messer is committed to a diverse workforce.