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Design Technology Specialist

HOK is a collective of future-forward thinkers and designers who are driven to face the critical challenges of our time. We are dedicated to improving people's lives, serving our clients and healing the planet. Together, we cultivate a culture of design excellence at the confluence of art and science, blending the power of creative expression with a clear sense of purpose.

We are currently seeking a Design Technology Specialist to join our team. A Design Technology Specialist Provides project-specific application of expert design technology techniques and in-directly reports to the firm-wide Advanced Technologies Group. 



§  Provides expertise and/or advisement to project teams for implementation of advanced design technology techniques.

§  Provides feedback on project-based activities to the firmwide Advanced Technologies Group team.

§  Can be a resource and team member in all phases of the project.

§  Maintains current knowledge of design software, industry developments in integrated practice, and other applicable techniques.

§  Devotes time to research new and upcoming technologies.

§  May contribute to the production of project deliverables.

§  Acts as mentor by coaching and motivating project team members in the use of advanced technologies.

§  Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.


For Architecture Discipline:

§  Utilizes specialist knowledge to conduct complex modeling, data management, analysis and/or optimization for architectural designs such as building massing or exterior enclosures.

§  Provides specialized design analyses such as pedestrian/egress simulation, sustainable design analysis, or code compliance analysis.

§  Leverages specialized knowledge to develop and produce rich interactive visual experiences via a number of mediums – traditional (interactive and 2D video) and XR (AR, MR, VR) technologies.

§  Develops interactive visualization content leveraging the latest game engine technology.

§  Leverages BI tools to analyze and perform exhaustive analysis of project related data.

Required Skills

  • Advanced knowledge in building information modeling programs and applicable techniques.

  • Expertise in Revit required.

  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling and analysis software including the ability to configure the applications.

  • Knowledge about sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines.

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and manage own time.

  • Ability to communicate and present effectively.


  • Travel may be required.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.



§  Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, information technology or a related discipline required.

§  5 years’ progressive experience in BIM/3D Modeling.

§  LEED accreditation or Green Associate preferred.



205 Catherine St, Suite 101, Ottawa, Ontario

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