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Senior VDC Coordinator

EllisDon Corporation

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 2, 2022.

EllisDon is committed to being the safest general contractor. As part of our vaccine directive, we require employees to be fully vaccinated, or in the process of receiving the vaccine against COVID-19. Should you have any additional questions related to our vaccine directive as you move forward in the hiring process, please discuss this with our People & Culture team.

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Thinking about a change? 

We recognize that the construction industry is changing at a rapid pace and we continually strive to be at the forefront. Our core values empower people to deliver great careers to one another and develop creative solutions for complex problems on some of the most exciting  projects. It doesn’t matter what your expertise and craft is – there are no boundaries. We are a group of  professionals with a variety of expertise within pre-construction, construction, and post-construction. To learn more, check out our Cradle to Grave services and hear from our team directly about what a career at EllisDon could look like for you. As you can see, we are a diverse bunch. 

Above all, we are a group of individuals with unique experiences and at EllisDon, we choose to celebrate the strength in our differences, every day. EllisDon’s commitment to Inclusive Diversity is to work together to create an environment where every employee feels safe to be their true and authentic self. Ultimately, EllisDon’s purpose is to provide people with similar values the opportunity to achieve to their full potential; to deliver that opportunity for great careers to one another; and to contribute meaningfully to the community we share with others. 

In case you’re curious, here’s what the industry thinks of us and some of the impacts we’ve made to the communities we work in. 

DPD Mission Statement, Intro to VDC EllisDon

At EllisDon you will lead digital transformation under Virtual Design & Construction, the most integral part of our Digital Project Delivery strategy. We enable our VDC Coordinators to leverage the latest VDC technology tools in the market to optimize construction project management. Supported by our collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, we allow for our VDC Coordinators to innovate and lead their projects to success. Most importantly, we empower our Coordinators to be the bridge between technology and traditional construction, which is most needed for effective digital transformation and innovation. The Construction industry is slowly embracing change and EllisDon intends to stay at the forefront of this movement by having innovative, engaging, organized, creative and problem solving champions such as yourselves. 

You as a Senior VDC Coordinator will: 

  • Be a part of a project team working in a fast paced environment with project managers, superintendents, and engineers on-site. 
  • Collaborate with VDC Leadership team to build a BIM Execution Plan and VDC implementation strategy 
  • Understand the owner BIM / Employers Information Requirements (EIR) and use a custom suite of software tools to prepare model-based deliverables 
  • Have the freedom and creativity to develop project specific workflows that utilize BIM data for estimating, logistics, planning, scheduling (4D), coordination, field layout, and facilitates management.
  • Develop solutions with the project stakeholders by performing model based design and constructability review, clash detection and visualization
  • Manage and maintain BIM data generated from various sources throughout design and construction
  • Take ownership over coordination meetings with designers, trades, and suppliers 
  • Generate drawings and construction documents from the BIM using standardized details and workflows
  • Work closely with the field team using the intelligent building models to track the progress on site and contribute on the overall project schedules and plans  
  • Use your 3D Modeling skills to model Architectural, Structural, MEP and Construction Logistic elements as needed for representation, visualization, and coordination.
  • Proactively identifying potential coordination issues and act as a subject matter expert for design software products & BIM related issues while maintaining best practices
  • Facilitate reality capture, utilizing LiDAR, Drones and 360 Photography for model integration, QA/QC, analysis, and visualization
  • Help your project team navigate the expanding world of construction technology by teaching and mentoring them as they learn new software and workflows
  • Participate in software testing, R&D initiatives and continue personal and professional growth
  • Be a part of the VDC community to build on EllisDon’s rich history of innovation as leaders in the construction industry


What you will bring to the Team: 

  • University degree/Technology Diploma in Engineering, Architecture, M&E or related field.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience with focus on BIM Management, Modeling and related technology
  • Relevant experience in engineering and/or construction fields, including document production and M&E coordination works.
  • Advanced experience in Revit, AutoCAD and Navisworks is required.
  • Autodesk BIM360, Revizto, Synchro Pro are considered an asset.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and/or Bluebeam.
  • High level of knowledge interpreting design and construction drawings.
  • Passionate about the construction industry and innovation.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent organization, time management skills and attention to detail
  • BIM-related training or certifications considered an asset (Building Transformations, BuildingSMART)
  • RPAS (Drone) Operator Certification (Or the ability to achieve)
  • Self motivated, passionate, innovative, and creative
  • Ability to interact with external entities (clients, owners, agencies) to interpret and understand desired BIM or CAD delivery requirements.

EllisDon is proud to provide this unique career opportunity that provides continuous learning,  opportunity for growth, and  a competitive compensation package within an environment that is committed to inclusion and respects diversity.          

Go ahead and be yourself. We’ll pay you for it! 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of any age, culture, subculture, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, race, size, mental or physical status, veteran status, religion, language, political opinion, working-style preference, family status, education, and socio-economic status. The EllisDon core values of Integrity and Mutual Respect welcomes everyone, at work and in the community, and our value of Mutual Accountability, means that we all have a role to play. As an EllisDon employee, this will ultimately be your commitment to Inclusive Diversity. 

Accommodation for Applicants with disabilities will be made during the recruitment process when requested. 

We are committed to providing a positive candidate experience and ensuring timely updates are provided to all candidates. If you haven’t already, be sure to create a profile on our Careers page here to remain up to date on the status of your application and learn about new career opportunities as they arise.