Structural BIM Specialist
Walnut Creek, CA  / Folsom, CA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a Structural BIM Specialist to join our Building Engineering Services Business Group in Walnut Creek or Folsom, CA. This individual excels in a drawing production engineering technician capacity and under supervision, uses technical knowledge and electronic applications, standards, and document control processes for the purpose of creating and modifying BIM models and deliverable drawings of concrete, steel, wood and masonry structures. This individual evaluates methods used to accomplish the drafting and design activities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drafting and designing HDR Building Engineering Services and Municipal Water projects, including buildings, industrial and commercial structures, water treatment structures, pump stations, and foundations.
  • Develop models and drawings based on rough sketches, marked-up copies and/or detailed verbal instructions.
  • Develop drawings with necessary views, sections and details using Company and/or Client standards and procedures with supervision.
  • Learn and understand project and Company standards and procedures.
  • Performs computations such as material quantity estimate, dimensional checks, etc, as assigned.
  • May learn new programs or processes required for assignments.
  • Ensures that the deliverables are compliant with Company and/or Client Standards, sketches, marked copies and written or verbal instructions
  • Effectively communicates with team members
  • Performs other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Associate or technical school degree, or combination of education and relevant experience
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in structural drafting or related projects
  • Should have a good working knowledge of BIM
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Technical Competencies:

  • Intermediate knowledge of Computer Automated Drafting Design (CADD) or other applications or design or modeling skills.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering standards, systems, document control, departmental guides.
  • Basic industry knowledge and technology trends
  • Basic ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.

Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Learning on the Fly
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Result Driven
  • Self Development
  • Customer Focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

e provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $83,913.00 - $119,875.00 annually/hourly depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-California-Walnut Creek
Other Locations: United States-California-Folsom
Industry: Building Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Building Structural
Job Posting: Nov 28, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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