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Brown and Caldwell is the largest engineering firm of its kind—solely focused on the U.S. environmental sector. With offices throughout the country, we have opportunities nationwide to work on some of our most exciting environmental projects.

BIM Lead (Principal Designer)

Work Location: Denver, Colorado, Irvine, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, California, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington, Walnut Creek, California
ID: 2377
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 25%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


If you have four (4) or more years working in a BIM lead role and are looking for a long term career move, this really is the opportunity you have been waiting for! We have an immediate need for a BIM Lead. When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. You will find that we offer a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. You will be trusted to do the right thing by our clients and given the flexibility to manage your own schedule to achieve this. The work we do is interesting, challenging and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base.

Job Expectations:

In this role you will be working with the Design Technology Program Lead, and will be responsible for developing BIM Execution Plans, setting up projects to the company BIM standards, and coordinating project models and deliverables. You will facilitate decisions on how to assemble models and distribute them based on design and construction team needs, geographical location, and collaboration requirements. In addition, you will help establish and document processes, procedures, and workflows for projects. As a BIM Lead you need to possess technical, analytical, and organizational skills.  

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Expert level knowledge of BIM process and technologies, especially Revit MEP.
  • Create initial REVIT Project setup with workflow documents.
  • Initiate Model for each project and prepare for production team.
  • Provide BIM & REVIT project kick-off information.
  • Work as part of a BIM/CAD support team to achieve consistent results.
  • Advanced knowledge working with federated models
  • Ability to coordinate and execute Navisworks model walkthroughs during design workshops
  • Daily model management administration and maintenance.
  • Provide REVIT Structure and MEP desktop support.
  • Provide shadow training to staff.
  • Content creation: Families such as parametric, formula, nested and type catalogs, following the company standards
  • Integration of REVIT products with other applications (Autodesk, construction phasing, cost estimation).
  • Knowledge of industry standards such as NBIMS, NCS, AEC, a plus.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Engineering Degree, 4+ years of experience in professional environment.
  • 4 years’ experience will be substituted for a degree.
  • A minimum of 4 years of professional Autodesk products use and support.
  • Eager to support staff with positive attitude, passion, and patience.
  • Ability to uphold the use of standards and escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Utilize skills to fit company IS infrastructure and standards as directed.
  • Proficiency in REVIT MEP, REVIT Structure, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD P&ID, Navisworks Manage
  • Working knowledge of design industry workflows, production cycle, and priorities.
  • Experience with multiple BIM/CAD roles: training and support mentor, project team member, or strategic leader.


Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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