CAD-BIM Support Specialist – Orange, CA, US | Works


At AO, WE are better together.

In addition to competitive pay and benefits, flexible work hours, and work-from-home options, AO offers a one-of-a-kind culture with collaborative workspaces and motivated colleagues. AO welcomes creativity, learning and lasting relationships. Everything we do is driven by what it takes to be effective and successful for our customers. We value service, our people, a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and continuous improvement. If you are young in your career, grow with us. If experienced, improve with us. There’s no one like you, and there’s no place like AO.


We offer all the advantages of a large firm, with all the human relations of a small one. You will never be a number at AO. Join our community.

Partial list of benefits:

  • Full suite of medical, dental, life and supplemental insurance
  • Continuing education and reimbursement of exams
  • Most fully paid medical plans for employee-only coverage
  • Company-paid basic life and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement plan, health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Overtime pay for hourly employees
  • Paid holidays, public holidays and sick leave
  • Flexible hours
  • Train station one block from campus
  • Free parking


**This is a non-architectural production

CAD drawing or BIM modeling) or design station**

The BIM/CAD Support Coordinator is responsible for “in the first line” technical and user support with the BIM/CAD system. This person should be a fully competent professional who works under minimal supervision to perform various tasks associated with BIM/CAD technical support.

Main responsibilities include:

Installs and maintains BIM/CAD programs and other production software, resolves end-user issues, works with Director of Design Technology to develop and update company BIM/CAD standards, supports productivity tools (shortcut functions, custom toolbars, etc.) and supports design/production staff in using third-party vendor applications with BIM/CAD programs. Assist with tutorials on using our templates and tools, Assist with software, plugins, and new testing and workflow implementation. Participate in design technology training efforts such as onboarding new hires regarding studio-specific production/design standards. Assists IT with hardware/software deployments and other tasks as needed.

Must have working knowledge of the following applications:

Knowledge of the following is ideal but not required:

  • BIM Collaborate Pro (formerly BIM360)
  • Navisworks
  • Bluebeam Reviewed
  • Light
  • Encapsulate 3D
  • V-radius
  • Autodesk Vehicle Tracking
  • To sum up
  • New shape
  • Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat

Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibilities are associated with the position. No non-supervisory employees report directly to this position.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Training and/or experience

Bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field, and 3 to 5 years of experience in BIM/CAD support in an architectural practice context.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of creating custom Revit families and AutoCAD blocks
  • Ability to break down technical concepts and communicate fundamentals to staff
  • Ability to manage priorities with minimal guidance

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Certifications for Revit 2021 – 2023 and AutoCAD 2021 – 2023 are preferred.

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions. Standing: up to 1/3 of the time; On: Up to 1/3 of the time; Sitting: Up to 2/3 of the time; Must be able to use hands to finger, manipulate or feel objects up to 2/3 of the time; Must be able to reach with hands and arms up to 1/3 of the time. Speaking and hearing are necessary. Must be able to lift or exercise up to 10 lbs. Requires good depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.

Working environment

There are no unusual characteristics of the work environment required in terms of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of the job, including heat or cold, workplaces, products chemicals or toxic substances. Only moderate noise from business office. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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