• Manager of Design Technology Integration

    Location US-NY-Albany | US-IN-Indianapolis | US-MA-Norwell | US-NY-Syracuse
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    # Positions
    Technology - Information Technology
  • Overview

    CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm working to responsibly improve the world we live in. With decades of experience, CHA brings together the talent, technology, and partnerships to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Located throughout the United States and Canada, we provide a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients.


    CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking a Manager of Design Technology Integration for the following offices:


    • Albany, NY
    • Indianapolis, IN
    • Norwell, MA
    • Syracuse, NY


    This Manager of Design Technology Integration will catapult, align, standardize, reinvent the Design System team to address the challenges faced in CAD/BIM environments. This position will be expected to significantly increase software adoption and improve project workflows and management throughout the entire organization.  Serve as a leader in researching, assessing, and implementing the most effective technological solutions for CHA’s project delivery.  This individual will be supporting multi-discipline projects that include but are not limited to Architectural, Aviation Design & Planning, Civil Engineering, Electrical, Geotechnical, Land Development, Mechanical, Sports, Structural, Transportation, and Water & Wastewater design and construction.


    • Lead a thorough assessment of the current state of our BIM-enabled workflows.
    • Build collaborative partnerships with CHA Groups Executives, Market Leaders, and Technical staff to foster relationships between CHA’s key businesses and Information Technology.
    • Develop the vision and strategy to enhance BIM processes and deliverables across all of CHA Companies’.
    • Present findings and initiatives to CHA’s Executive Team for feedback, and execute the strategic vision for advancing technology design integration throughout CHA.
    • Identify and develop strategies for knowledge transfer to efficiently adopt emerging technologies into routine design practices.
    • Develop and maintain a BIM implementation strategy and ensure it is in line with the national BIM standards.
    • Expansive experience in the field of implementation, training, and support services in an engineering/manufacturing environment.
    • Coach, mentor, and develop CHA staff on both your immediate team but also throughout the technical design teams at CHA, including providing career development planning and opportunities.
    • Lead research and development initiatives to elevate CHA’s position as an innovative leader in planning and design technology.
    • Propose pilot initiatives with Key performance indicators for technical, financial performance, and accountability.
    • Build a BIM marketing strategy for website and cut-sheets, and present capabilities to C-Suite Level of CHA Companies’ Clients and Client Advocacy Leaders (CLAD’s).
    • Consult with internal practice leaders to create successful BIM Execution Plans on strategic projects.
    • Develop, grow and lead a team of BIM Managers and Modelers for complex project delivery.
    • Provide leadership in related industry organizations by publishing technical papers, presenting at industry conferences and events to elevate CHA’s visibility as a BIM leader in architecture, engineering and construction management.
    • Ongoing management of BIM software vendor relationships and licensing models.
    • Planning, assigning, installing, configuring and evaluating AEC related software and hardware.
    • Oversee and support AEC software/hardware troubleshooting to resolution.
    • Consulting with IT Service Desk, Operations, and Infrastructure teams for resolving support issues.
    • Participate in annual budgeting and forecasting.
    • Strive for Autodesk's AEC Excellence Awards and Year in Infrastructure.
    • Potential for up to 20% travel.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned.


    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Architecture or related technical field required; MBA preferred.
    • A minimum of 15 years of design and project management experience on large infrastructure and building projects.
    • A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in supervisory position.
    • Experience in workflow integration between ESRI/ArcGIS, Autodesk, and Bentley platforms.
    • ProjectWise, SharePoint, Primavera & Contract Manager, and mobile application.
    • Third tier support, troubleshooting, installation, configuring & evaluation of BIM/CAD and related Engineering applications.
    • Extensive experience using 3D modeling and BIM software, tools and workflows across multiple applications, including, but not limited to Autodesk, ESRI, Bentley, CADWorxx.
    • BIM management and collaboration experience with multiple disciplines on multiple platforms.
    • Experience evaluating the current State of Design in a multi discipline engineering firm and establishing recommendations for industry best practices, standards, and automations.
    • Extensive experience managing and guiding highly skilled CAD/BIM Technicians.
    • Proven ability to understand and address the needs of internal business partners and provide design solutions in a dynamic and changing environment.
    • Experience building relationships with software vendors and managing and negotiating multiyear software contracts.
    • Experience with online collaboration sites including but not limited to BIM360.
    • Effective communication regarding technology for a large (500+ person) multi-tiered, multi-disciplinary organization.
    • Strong business acumen with proven track record of achieving productivity and financial project success.

    CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees’ professional growth and development.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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