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Senior VDC Specialist - Tekla Structures


Denver, CO, US, 80222

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Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Senior Virtual Design Construction Specialist will provide routine Business Information Modeling (BIM) administration and coordination to assigned projects. Primary focus will be on Tekla Structures and Self-Perform modeling workflows. This position will be responsible for supporting the development of Tekla company standards, training, and technical support to ensure a consistent and repeatable process is established. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Provides Tekla models (concrete, steel, rebar, tilt-up and formwork) and documents necessary steps to complete scope as determined with VDC/BIM leadership and project teams.
  • Assembles 3D content modeled by others and models any content not provided.
  • Learns and maintains a productive and efficient BIM process.
  • Supports operation with self-perform model management and layout.
  • Maintains working relationships with subcontractors and project teams.
  • Assumes responsibility for learning the VDC processes and standards; applies them to assigned projects.
  • Reads and comprehends construction documents and applies them to VDC processes.
  • Provides models and documents necessary to complete scope determined by VDC leadership and project teams/internal clients. Those tasks are:
    • Base model (structural, architectural).
    • Tekla Concrete Model.
    • Steel Model.
    • Rebar Model.
    • Tilt-Up Model.
    • Formwork Model.
  • Incorporates design updates into project models.
  • Develops composite model by assembling 3D content provided by designers and trade contractors; creates models for any content not provided.
  • Analyzes models, looking for errors and omissions, and makes corrections as necessary.
  • Maintains working relationships with subcontractors and project teams.
  • Develops custom reports to support Self-Perform estimating workflows. 

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides BIM technical support to design team/project team to facilitate the use of BIM in Self-Perform. 
  • Independently conducts and maintains a productive and efficient VDC process.
  • Supports the development of Tekla Company standards (templates, standard drawing sheets, graphical standards, dimensional standards, etc.)
  • Supports the customization of Tekla parts, components, reports and attributes to support JE Dunn's vision. 
  • Provides training to project teams and VDC experts on the utilization of Tekla Structures. 
  • Provides training to project teams on utilization of BIM tools.
  • Gains exposure to the field layout processes.
  • Gains exposure to self-perform VDC processes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations.
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources.
  • Ability to quickly and effectively solve complex problems.
  • Ability to lead project teams through the VDC processes.
  • Ability to read and understand plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of BIM technologies and apply to overall VDC processes and application in the AEC industry.
  • Apply JE Dunn VDC/BIM processes and standards.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of BIM technology solutions including:
    • Tekla Structures (Expert).
    • Trimble Connect (Expert).
    • Trimble Field Link (Intermediate).
    • Trimble Field Link Office (Intermediate).
    • Trimble Field Point (Intermediate).
    • Autodesk Revit (Architecture, Structure) (Intermediate).
    • Autodesk Navisworks Manage (Basic).
    • Adobe and/or Bluebeam (Intermediate).
    • Laser scanning data collection process.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a construction-related field of study (Required).
  • In lieu of the above requirements, relevant experience will be considered.


  • 2+ years construction or related experience (Required).
  • 2+ years BIM experience (Required).
  • 2+ years Tekla related experience (Required).

Working Environment


    JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


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    About JE Dunn

      Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

      • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
      • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
      • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
      • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
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