ARCHITECTURAL CAD MANAGER (Architecture)
Erlanger, KY, United States of America

Overview

Fischer Homes is one of the largest and most reputable home builders in the Greater Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Louisville areas. Founded in 1980, the company has grown to building over 24,000 homes and employs over 500 Associates. Fischer Homes' solid reputation has been built largely by the talent of our Associates as we have been recognized as the 30th largest builder in the United States. Fischer Homes holds the highest ethical standards of business. We are honest and straightforward and will stand by our word. Our actions demonstrate respect, courtesy and above all, fairness. Within the Fischer Homes organization, we value diversity and see each Associate as a team member and valuable asset. We select highly competent individuals to join our team, provide them with all of the resources, training, and development possible for them to make significant contributions, drive their own success while determining their career paths. The rewards for their efforts are advanced career opportunities with commensurate compensation packages and ultimately, the continued growth and stability of both Associates and Fischer Homes.

Job Skills / Requirements

Establishes and maintains corporate drafting and production standards and processes in accordance with the company’s strategic objectives, vision and mission.
Ensures systems, processes, and tools related to construction documents and estimate production are efficient and operational.
Manages corporate CAD templates and content.
Analyzes requirements, procedures, and opportunities for improvement to automate or improve existing systems, processes, and tools with regards to overall quality and cycle time reduction. .
Establishes, maintains, and provides oversight (audit) of corporate drafting and production quality assurance processes.
Maintains and communicates schedule of project opportunity efforts. Identifies and coordinates availability of internal and external resources for project opportunities to accomplish within project timelines.
Reviews and analyzes business practices, processes, and tools as they apply to and support the department’s continuous improvement goals and strategies (i.e., CAD, database applications, 3D modeling applications, BIM, etc.).
Configures and develops tools (commercial software applications) to optimize operational efficiency, quality, and consistency.
Manages the enhancement and development of internal tool pallets, if applicable.
Develops team coordinated implementation and migration plans for new and upgraded software, both internal and external resources.
Trains internal Associates and third party resources on all CAD, drafting and design standards and processes.
Assist other operational teams in the analysis and development of best practices in construction and computer technologies related to product integration.
Provides product integration support to Estimating Associates as required.
Researches, analyzes, tests, budgets, specifies and maintains corporate standards for department computer workstation configurations, CAD systems and software requirements, plotters, 3D printers, virtual reality solutions, and other technologies within the process steps of producing masters and job specific plans.
Insures proper computer asset management in collaboration with the Information Systems department.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Construction Management or equivalent in related field.
5-years’ minimum experience in AutoCAD/ Architectural Desktop (including current releases), with 1-2 years’ experience managing working drawings production for residential single and multi-family projects.
1-year minimum Architectural CAD system administration experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS
AutoCAD Architecture knowledge with in-depth understanding of set-up and use of project navigator.
Knowledge in drafting production standards development and understanding of BIM concepts.
CD development and construction expertise.
Working knowledge of LAN, WAN, and WEB concepts and capabilities as they pertain to architectural services.
Project management and outsource management expertise.
Broad knowledge of construction/ architectural practices, of multiple construction types, for both single family and multi-family production.
Technical currency with AutoCAD, AutoLISP or Visual LISP, Visual Basic for Applications, AutoCAD scripting, and menu customization.
Strong management development skills along with good written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to be a leader in change management.
Ability to demonstrate personal credibility and trustworthiness.
Software Skills – Word, Excel, and ACAD at a minimum. BIM software is a plus.

Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Special Incentive Plans


This is a Full-Time position