Design Automation Product Manager @ Barton Malow

Design Automation Product Manager @ Barton Malow

  • Full Time
  • Varies

Website bartonmalow Barton Mallow

Building with the American Spirit

Company: Barton Malow Holdings

Job Location: Varies

Position: Design Automation Product Manager

REQ ID: 10585

This is not your typical Product Management position – Barton Malow and LIFTbuild are seeking a team member with a passion for and experience in computational and/or generative design, software application development, and BIM management with a background in architecture or engineering design disciplines to join our team of innovative professionals.

As a Design Automation Product Manager, you will be responsible for operationalizing the strategic vision for configurable building products oriented to LIFTbuild and other entities within the Barton Malow Family of Companies. You will help set direction and facilitate adoption of design & engineering automation tools, BIM content & standards, prefabrication modeling strategies, as well as evaluate and develop use cases for new technologies.

Does this sound like you?

You have been looking for an opportunity to disrupt the status quo of design and construction and address head-on the many challenges our industry faces.
You show passion for developing solutions beyond conventional and traditional design processes in the built environment.
You’re self-motivated and comfortable with frequent pivots and goal reprioritizations.  You enjoy working through the “grey” while a project vision becomes clearer.
You are highly curious and are passionate about learning new things.  You learn quickly and like to “tinker”.
You are known for candor, authenticity, transparency, and being non-political.  You treat people with respect regardless of their status or disagreement with you.
You welcome feedback from others and enjoy engaging in healthy conflict to get to a great solution.
You admit mistakes freely and openly.
You love working with a team and you are a sought-after team member.
If that all sounds like you, read on…

You enjoy managing teams, working directly with customers, and developing processes.
You develop innovative, integrated, and effective project solutions (says you and others).
You embrace prefabrication and modular design opportunities.
You seek to understand customers (internal & external), and how to “delight them”.
You enjoy and are highly competent at management of design & trade partners and resources.
You are well suited for guiding discussions about highly technical processes & functionalities with individuals with less in-depth knowledge about the subject matter.
You contribute to fostering an integrated team experience through communication and collaboration.
You are comfortable navigating and manipulating the BIM environment, and you have a strong understanding of BIM progression, Levels of Development (LOD), and related technologies.
You have excellent organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and consistently set reasonable deadlines and meet them.
Principal Responsibilities

Enthusiastically lead the development of configurable building product(s) that leverage design automation techniques to maximize efficiency and constructability while delivering a customer experience that is simpler, faster, and more certain than traditional design delivery.  Critical product management responsibilities will include the following:Clearly define all work to be done and document so that it can easily be referenced by all product stakeholders.
Develop a turnover plan (training & support, maintenance, etc.).
Develop a product schedule with completion date and clear milestones for completion.  Manage the schedule closely and work with the team to course correct as necessary.
Develop the detailed Testing Plan for the product and ensure the detailed execution of the Testing Plan at the appropriate stage(s) of product development.
Coordinate all work between consultants and internal team members including App Dev, subject matter experts (SMEs), etc.
Schedule and lead regular check-in meetings to ensure alignment, roadblocks are cleared, and clarity of work scope expectations with a constant focus on completion date.
Develop innovative, integrated, and practical product roadmaps and design logic strategies that align with business-oriented goals.
Work with the Business Transformation Team and the Systems Team to ensure the product development environment conforms to internal standards.  Additionally, continuously identify areas of improvement for our internal development environment.
Discover valuable problems to solve and validate potential design automation solutions with customers and the market. Identify, deploy, and scale these opportunities to the Barton Malow Family of Companies.
Maximize opportunities for prefabrication and modular design integration as part of forward-thinking design and construction practices.
Software & Process Knowledge

Expert level understanding in the following:  Autodesk Revit
Intermediate understanding of the following:  Autodesk Dynamo and computational & generative design workflows, Visual Studio, agile framework, and prototyping/wireframing tools such as Figma or Adobe XD.
Basic understanding of Navisworks and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA)
The preferred candidate has…

An undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture or engineering.
10+ years’ experience managing internal and external BIM partners and resources.
Demonstrated design and modeling ability and understanding of model progression and technologies.
Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback.
Experienced in facilitating meetings and training events.
Knowledge of building codes and products, both residential and commercial.
Experience designing for and modeling prefabricated or modular building elements.
The ideal candidate will embrace and reflect the Barton Malow Family of Companies’ leadership model, under which leaders are expected to build relationships, set direction, align resources, and motivate and inspire team members across the enterprise at all levels.  The ideal candidate will also exhibit strong emotional intelligence, be adaptable and flexible in thinking and role, have a positive executive presence, demonstrate a collaborative orientation, actively engage in Radical Candor, and demonstrate the qualities of The Ideal Team Player.

Things you need to know about the role…

Depending on your location, you may need to work remotely and should have a suitable work environment.
This position may require travel up to 30%.  This may increase/decrease depending on your location of residence.
About LIFTbuild

LIFTbuild technology revolutionizes the design and construction process through a vertical manufacturing approach to assemble traditional building elements in a different sequence. This assembly process enables reduced structural complexity, increased assembly efficiency, standardization of components and work activities. It also provides a much safer work platform.

For nearly a century, Barton Malow has been committed to Building with the American Spirit: People, Projects, and Communities. The Barton Malow Family of Companies is comprised of four entities and five partner firms across North America. With more than 2,000 team members and 15 offices, the employee-owned enterprise is on a mission to transform the construction industry through innovation and increased efficiencies in the building process.

Barton Malow’s long-term goal is to build innovative and trust-based solutions. To achieve this, Barton Malow has invested in developing transformative technologies, including LIFTbuild. As a member of the Barton Malow Family of Companies, LIFTbuild has the strength, resources, and operating structure for continued development and success.

Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight or marital status.

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