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Senior Design Associate

Company: Volumetric Building Companies
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

The Volumetric Building Companies (VBC) are redefining the future of housing. VBC is a vertically integrated design, manufacturing, and construction company that builds volumetric modular multi-family buildings. Our company is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with offices located in Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Hamlet, NC; and Tracy, CA.

VBC manufactures building products and modular building assemblies. Over the past 10 years VBC has built over 1 million square feet of multifamily real estate across the US. VBC recently announced the acquisition of Katerra Inc.'s state of the art office and manufacturing facility in Tracy, CA in 2021. More information can be found at

Job Description

The responsibilities of the title as noted above are as shown below. These are general descriptions that may or may not apply to specific team members who possess these titles. These are made generally available to the VBC - Studio organization as a whole in order to clearly delineate areas of growth or improvement for those aiming to gain additional experience and increased responsibility.
Design and manage design direction for drawings and sketches as assigned senior project lead
Manage Revit project documentation and generation as assigned senior project lead
Review Revit and BIM360 file management to confirm conformity with office standards
Develop and maintain project data and make reports to management and the design team to inform future projects
Manage 2-3 projects concurrently by delegating drafting, production, and visualization generation to assigned team members
Manage, coordinate, and review design deliverables generated by project members from the design, production, and rendering teams to confirm conformity with office standards
Manage document dissemination, generation, and schedule maintenance for sub-consultants to ensure timely deliverable submission to internal and external Customers and permitting entities
Manage, coordinate, and record responses to internal and external Customer comments and requests in a professional, timely, and courteous manner
Manage dissemination and review team meeting agendas and meeting minutes prior to submission to internal and external Customers
Propose revisions and improvements to BIM manuals, procedures, and Revit template updates if required to Design Technology Manager for incorporation into office and documentation standards
Interface with construction and manufacturing teams to ensure faithful and profitable execution of VBC projects
Propose revisions and improvements to architectural standard details to Director of Design Operations and VP of Design where needed
Conduct periodic project site and - or factory visits and document construction and - or manufacturing progress to ensure compliance with project documentation
Support and enforce strategies that will help meet the needs of and improve the level of service to internal and external Customers
Support and assist Director of Design Operations in management of internal and external Customer relationships
Motivate, lead, and mentor direct reporting members of design and architectural team and assist Director of Design Operations with tracking and assessing performance

Minimum Bachelor's degree in Design, Construction, or professional degree in Architecture required; Master's degree preferred
Engineering, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Construction experience required
6-10 Years of experience required
DfMA familiarity preferred
AutoCAD, Revit proficiency required
Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required
Bluebeam Revu proficiency preferred
Must have a positive attitude and be able to lead a team
Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills
Must be detail-oriented and highly organized
Must have the ability to manage and communicate with remote teams
Must have the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Must be an independent problem-solver and appreciate and thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Additional Information
Reports to Director of Design Operations
Works closely with VBC - Studio Team Members, Project Architects, and Lead Drafters
Works closely with VBC - Construction Senior Team Members and Project Managers
Works closely with VBC - Manufacturing Senior Team Members and Project Managers
Works closely with Design Technology Manager to ensure documentation compliance with office standards
Position located at VBC - Studio Main Office
Travel expected 6-10 times a year

We believe the future of housing is inclusive. As such, VBC is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factory protected by applicable federal, state, and or local laws.

VBC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need special accommodation at any point during the interview process.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Volumetric Building Companies, Somerville , Senior Design Associate, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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