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    I was hired to integrate multiple projects - What Title would best describe what i do

    Hey all,

    I was hired to integrate multiple Revit projects to create as-built conditions on a single building. The company had no templates or company standards (for Revit) to begin with. I created their templates and trained some employees how to use it. What is an appropriate job title for what I do?

    #2
    Originally posted by wwdreamb View Post
    Hey all,

    I was hired to integrate multiple Revit projects to create as-built conditions on a single building. The company had no templates or company standards (for Revit) to begin with. I created their templates and trained some employees how to use it. What is an appropriate job title for what I do?
    to me it doesn't matter. How much money are they paying you? If it's enough, then use whatever title you like. If they aren't, it doesn't matter...
    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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      #3
      Because "CAD Drafter" doesn't accurately describe what I do. It does matter when I am trying to update my resume and companies filter out certain job titles online.

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        #4
        Originally posted by wwdreamb View Post
        Because "CAD Drafter" doesn't accurately describe what I do. It does matter when I am trying to update my resume and companies filter out certain job titles online.
        sorry, just my Friday afternoon humor attempt. I've seriously never been concerned about titles but then I've been self employed for almost 30 years. Who determines what your title will be? If it's you then I'd come up with a seriously important sounding title that would be impressive. If you've been tasked by your boss to come up with your title then maybe you'll need to be a bit more discreet. Good Luck Mr. Senior BIM Manager !!
        I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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          #5
          I haven't been concerned in the past but I'm starting to care more. Congrats on the self employment. I have been struggling with that on and of for the last 4 years. I did however quit a job in January and stayed self employed for 6 months. Unfortunately after 6 months my income started to drop and during the busy months I only made enough to replace my last job. It was (is) great being the president of my own company. I have been looking around for the last week or so for job titles and descriptions. Id like to say I am the BIM Specialist for document management since I have set up all of the companies standards for it BUT Im not sure if other BIM managers/ coordinators and specialists would agree or disagree. Thoughts everyone..anyone? :-)

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            #6
            I do remember what it felt like to be underappreciated by my own business card. Then I realized I never use businesscards.

            I did change my title on the website when I started doing external coordination projects, where the team was basically me. I felt I needed our client to feel good about the rates they were paying.

            So I suggest you make something up that you feel is appropriate. If your boss asks, tell him its so he can brag about hiring you.
            There must be a better way...

            Ekko Nap
            Professional nitpicker, architect, revit consultant, etc.

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              #7
              "President of the United States" is up for grabs and the front runners are not worthy of the title.

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                #8
                Originally posted by wwdreamb View Post
                I have been struggling with that on and of for the last 4 years. I did however quit a job in January and stayed self employed for 6 months. Unfortunately after 6 months my income started to drop and during the busy months I only made enough to replace my last job. It was (is) great being the president of my own company.
                I'm self-employed. I made WAY more money being employed. And a whole lot less stress too. The only thing I have going good for me now (in terms of money) is the potential to make more eventually, because the sky is the limit. I can take on jobs, hire employees, grow, expand, etc. When an employee, you're always capped by the limitations of salary. But it's not always what its cracked up to be. It's a headache at times.

                Originally posted by wwdreamb View Post
                I have been looking around for the last week or so for job titles and descriptions. Id like to say I am the BIM Specialist for document management since I have set up all of the companies standards for it BUT Im not sure if other BIM managers/ coordinators and specialists would agree or disagree. Thoughts everyone..anyone? :-)
                The position I held at my last company was titled as "BIM Specialist". Basically meant I was experienced in an array of BIM "things", such as Navisworks, etc. That would be a good word to use IMHO if you feel it fits your skill set.

                -TZ
                Tannar Z. Frampton ™
                Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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                  #9
                  BIM Technical Coordinator / Revit Technical Coordinator ?

                  That's what that role is called round here.

                  If you are managing others too then it could be BIM Manager, but for a title like that you'd need approval from your company I guess.
                  Last edited by kamranmirza; October 3, 2016, 07:25 AM.
                  Kamran Mirza
                  Chartered Architect RIBA, ARB, PCATP

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                    #10
                    Where I am, I am just classified as a "Technician" which is paid better than a drafter because they do more than just draft, but it depends on your region etc.

                    One thing I have found very difficult is to be able to request better pay because people that are not technically involved with revit have absolutely no fricken idea just quite how much broad knowledge you need to be able to troubleshoot projects and manage solutions that also affect the productivity of the entire team. Essentially you are a "manager" because decisions and actions you make will affect teams of anywhere from 2 to 20 people. The more people you "oversee" the productivity of the more you can push toward Revit Manager or CAD Manager (for Revit). I would steer away from BIM Manager, unless you are all over the standards and coBie and also capable of pushing the revit model to say an analytic program, or utilizing the model for 4D/5D or onselling it to Facility Management companies. If you have no idea what any of those things I just said are, then don't use the title BIM Manager. Just ask to call yourself at minimum a technician, and probably at best Revit Coordinator / Manager, depending on what else you do for revit in the company.

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