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Senior Design Technology Specialist

HOK Architects

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Job Description

To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Takes ownership, is very proactive in approach, and becomes a subject matter expert where it makes sense or is required.
  • Provides expertise and/or advisement to project teams for implementation of advanced design technology techniques.
  • Dynamically problem solves complex procedural issues and develop workflows that leverage existing solutions or generates bespoke methods in concert with Directors/Other Senior Technology Specialists/Team leads.
  • Provides expertise and/or advisement to the firmwide Advanced Technology Group (ATG) team for implementation or research of advanced design technology techniques.
  • Provides feedback on project-based activities to the firmwide Design Technology team.
  • Can be a resource and team member in all phases of the project.
  • Utilizes specialist knowledge to conduct complex modeling, data management, analysis and/or optimization for architectural designs (for example, building massing or exterior enclosures).
  • Provides specialized design analyses such as pedestrian/egress simulation, sustainable design analysis, or code compliance analysis.
  • Maintains current knowledge of design software, industry developments in integrated practice, and other applicable techniques.
  • Supervises BIM Coordinators and/or Design Technology Specialists, and provides direct support to project teams to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Devotes time to research new and unreleased technologies.
  • May contribute to the production of project deliverables.
  • Acts as mentor by coaching and motivating project team members in the use of advanced technologies.
  • Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, project performance and productivity.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.

Required Skills


  • Advanced knowledge in building information modeling programs and applicable techniques.
  • Software development experience an asset and preferred (Python, C#, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to research and understand the complexities of technology implementation at a large firm with multiple locations and disciplines.
  • Expertise in Revit and Rhinoceros required.
  • Expertise in Dynamo and Grasshopper preferred.
  • Expertise with dRofus, database technologies, and schemas preferred.
  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling and analysis software including the ability to configure the applications.
  • Knowledge about sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and manage own time as well as the time of others.
  • Ability to communicate and present

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, information technology (with specialization or related AEC experience) or a related discipline required; Masters of Architecture preferred.
  • 10+ years’ progressive experience in BIM/3D Modeling.
  • LEED accreditation or Green Associate preferred.


  • Travel may be required.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • A minimum of Reliability Security Clearance, or the ability to obtain one, is a requirement for this position.
  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.
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Posted on
Apr 23, 2021
Application due is
May 31, 2021