BIM Technician - Electrical

The Edmonton office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced BIM Technician.  You are qualified in the project engineering of building services and possess excellent AutoCAD drafting skills. You are a team player who is highly motivated with good communication skills. You will work under the direct supervision of a project engineer or designer and will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of commercial projects including healthcare, condo-residential, education and many others.

Does this sound like you? If so, here are some of the more detailed responsibilities you can expect in this position:

  • Prepare drawings from sketches, mark-ups and/or design for mechanical and/or electrical building systems.
  • Adhere to office BIM standards. 
  • Verify CAD drawings against 2D drawings to ensure accuracy of work.
  • Check layouts of mechanical services for interferences with other components of the building such as structure, ceilings, lighting, etc. for continuity.
  • Familiar with architectural, structural and electrical models to appreciate space limitations and interferences when requested to develop pip or duct layouts.
  • Perform load calculations.
  • Other duties assigned by Project Managers as required.

A few more qualifications which will help you with these responsibilities:

  • College diploma from an architectural or mechanical/electrical building services program; or a related field with relevant work experience.
  • One to five years of direct industry experience.
  • Completed AutoCAD training from a recognized college and preferably exposure to mechanical layouts and systems. Knowledge of AutoCAD MEP 2012 is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk REVIT MEP software.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office suites, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Highly innovative and motivated with an attention to detail. 
  • Flexible, adaptable, and have a positive attitude.
  • Ability to accept direction.
  • Able to work independently, as well as contribute to the team.
  • Previous experience in  building services is an asset.

For more information about Smith + Andersen, please visit our website at To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Please place the job title and office location in the subject line of the email.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided to candidates upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process. Successful applicants will be advised of Smith + Andersen’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Smith + Andersen is a trusted Canadian consulting engineering firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Founded in 1965, Smith + Andersen has organically grown from an established reputation as trusted mechanical and electrical consultants, reaching new levels of engineering and design excellence in the communications, security and audiovisual fields, and providing enhanced services such as lighting, building automation systems, and intelligent integrated systems design. Thanks to their client-focussed approach, Smith + Andersen is able to apply efficient, sustainable, and reliable design and engineering solutions on the most exciting projects across Canada. From fully-integrated hospitals and welcoming schools, to healthy workplaces and secure transit stations, their team has established lasting relationships with public and private sector clients across the country.

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