At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients' success. We share the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.

Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and we believe that a diversity of voices and cultures is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.

As the world’s largest design firm, Gensler has a unique obligation and opportunity to focus on sustainability in the built environment. We deepened our commitment to combat the impact on climate change in the built environment when we launched Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) in 2019. This is our pledge to meet an ambitious goal: the elimination of all greenhouse gases from our work by 2030. 

Placed at the heart of Gensler’s People + Process + Technology the Firmwide Design Technology Studio drives the firm’s digital transformation of our creative and project delivery practices throughout the globe. Our ultimate outcome is to co-create a design technology ecosystem that enables our practitioners to leverage the most advanced methodologies and technological solutions to reach a new level of creativity and deliver impactful designs to our clients. So, if you are a disruptive technologist that’s ready to change the world with big ideas, we want you to join our growing and innovative team!

­­­Your Role

We are seeking experienced design professionals with a passion for experimentation, innovation, and problem-solving to join our Design Technology community. As a Project Design Technology Lead, you will use your soft skills, relationship building and technical expertise to drive with confidence digital modeling adoption, implementation, and BIM management at a project level. The Project Design Technology Lead will partner with the Regional Design Technology Leaders to establish goals and strategic plans in support of project objectives. Candidates should have proven experience in leading design teams and external consultants, as well as managing the long-term commitment of executing large scale project delivery. We believe that this role is key to delivering the highest value and best outcome for our clients.

What You Will Do 

  • Lead the implementation, management, and execution of BIM/digital modeling pipeline on projects throughout all phases of the design process.
  • Partner with Regional Design Technology Leaders to monitor and report on model metrics and incorporate workflows, best practices and content shared across the project and firm.
  • Identify and resolve opportunities around model-management to optimize performance and user experience.
  • Articulate and report on key performance indicators of design technology practices across the duration of projects.
  • Develop project-specific BIM Execution Plans (BEPs) derived from the Gensler standards framework set by the Regional Design Technology leadership.
  • Lead collaboration efforts with contractor and owner BIM groups on large projects setting.
  • Co-ordinate regularly with all project stakeholders including Client, Program Management team, Executive Architect Team and Consultant BIM Managers.
  • Author/Develop design solutions to address project needs using various tools, scripting, and workflows.
  • Recognize the degree and complexity of a project and co-author the right design technology strategy to optimize project performance as well as support an integrated and lean project delivery framework.
  • Establish, communicate, and interpret changes in best practices, protocols, and other related matters.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with office and studio leaders by improving communication, transparency, and involvement throughout the duration of a project.
  • Mentoring and train project team on best practices in BIM and elevate the baseline aptitude of project teams using BIM.
  • Execution of digital fluency between design applications to eliminate waste.

Your Qualifications 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or Architecture and prior work experience in the construction industry.
  • 5+ years of experience in a project-specific BIM/digital design role of all phases of design and delivery.
  • Expert knowledge of and proven practical background in Autodesk Revit Architecture and other related Building Information Modeling software, including BIM360 collaboration, Navisworks for co-ordination & clash detection.
  • Experience with Design Visualization tools and applications such as 3D Studio Max, Enscape, Vray, etc. 
  • Familiarity and preferably some experience with Computational Design applications such as Dynamo, Rhino/Grasshopper, etc. 
  • Familiarity with Performance Design applications such as Climate Studio, EC3, Fenestra Pro, Ladybug Tools etc.
  • Knowledge of implementing International BIM Standards like ISO 19650 throughout the duration of the project. 
  • Experience working in Architecture or Interior Design practices, with detailed knowledge of project processes, milestones and deliverables.
  • Good knowledge of architecture and interior design processes and workflows.
  • An articulate communicator who can convey Design Technology-related concepts to all levels of design and delivery professionals.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit that embraces change and constantly seeks out new opportunities.
  • Reliable, responsive and a positive attitude with the highest degree of integrity.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion and to set priorities and manage competing demands.
  • Punctual, able to adhere to deadlines, and have a strong work ethic.

Applications we work with 

  • Design Authoring – Revit, Rhino, Autocad, Navisworks
  • Collaboration – BIM360
  • Computational Design – Grasshopper, Dynamo
  • Building Performance Simulation – Climate Studio, Ladybug tools, EC3, Sefaira
  • Visualization – Vray, Enscape, Twinmotion, 3DSMax
  • Graphics & Productivity - Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experiential – Unreal Engine, Unity
  • Development – C#, Python

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Wellbeing Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a profit-sharing plan and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 


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