Director of Virtual Design Construction - Minneapolis, MN

MinneapolisMN | Virtual Design Construction


Company Overview:


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.


Our foundation and culture are based upon our values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


It all starts with our extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times since 2002…


…What are you waiting for?


The Big Picture:


As an industry pioneer in the use of BIM/VDC, Mortenson is seeking a Director of Virtual Design and Construction to define and lead companywide strategic objectives. In coordination and collaboration with company and functional leadership the Director of VDC will oversee the implementation of core processes and technologies, establish new capabilities, develop leaders and continue to solidify our position as an industry leader in redefining what’s possible.



Mortenson by the numbers


2019 revenue


employees across
11 offices + field


year founded


What will you be doing?

  • Define and lead overall VDC strategy for the commercial and energy & infrastructure businesses
  • Partner with other business leaders and act as a change-agent in the advancement of DfMA and other Industrialization techniques
  • Integrate our VDC vision and core objectives with other functional and support services in the company; in particular those functions that fall with the Integrated Services Group (i.e. Design Phase, MEP, Planning & Scheduling and Building Performance)
  • Improve existing methodologies to measure VDC key performance indicators that assess the value and impact of core objectives
  • Partner with business and operational leaders to understand current state challenges and opportunities to improve both at a company and operating group level; collaborate on implementing solutions
  • Partner with business and operational leaders to make VDC an integral seamless approach to how we execute projects with an emphasis on improving workflows during the design phase
  • Evaluate and elevate usage of core processes, tools and technology
  • Establish and/or maintain core company standards and best practices for VDC including but not limited to BIM execution plans, contract language, buyout support, design phase and preconstruction planning efforts, scheduling support and document quality reviews
  • Engage company VDC practitioners to enable the capture, documentation, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices to energize, drive consistency and continuous improvement of VDC practices
  • Establishes and maintain strategic relationships with external customers and partners
  • Collaborate with Information Technology & Systems (ITS) to administer BIM / VDC technology, and align enterprise vendor engagement, hardware and software with work processes and team member roles
  • Investigate, test, pilot new or alternate BIM/VDC solutions through partnership with ITS and key team members
  • Provide mentorship, development and training to team members, specifically those in VDC manager roles in various operating groups
  • Leadership and management of the Integrated Delivery Advancement Team (IDAT) community of practice
  • Maintain and advance VDC learning development program
  • Partner with other business leaders in advocating for company culture, mission and values specifically as it relates to collaborative, integrated and progressive approaches (i.e. IPD and TVD)
  • Maintain and continually improve Mortenson’s VDC learning, development and training program to meet the needs of the growing business
  • Responsible for annual VDC budget
  • Quarterly reporting of VDC and IDAT status to business and operations leaders
  • Guidance and governance of company VDC policies and procedures to support flawless project delivery
  • Provide VDC strategy and planning support on select large-scale, complex projects


Our approach to leadership and culture

Our founder Mort Mortenson believed that we were all born to be leaders; that leadership wasn't something that just happened to us but was something within us.

Explore the culture he built

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How will you succeed?

  • Strong leadership, communication, problem solving, initiative, and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influencing and effective socialization of core initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to translate ideas to action and lead others in progressing core initiatives
  • Positive and professional attitude and strong customer service skills
  • Proven track record of collaboration leadership of a diverse team with conflicting needs
  • Proactive, self-motivated, independent learner and takes initiatives
  • Creative team player and able to inspire other to act in support of the common good
  • Innovator - passionate about new technologies, processes and methodologies
  • Working knowledge of construction contracts and generally accepted business practices


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related AEC industry degree

Minimum 10 years related AEC industry or construction experience

Minimum 6 years’ experience implementing and managing BIM / VDC workflows

Expertise in developing, implementing and managing VDC processes and BIM solutions to improve project outcomes.

Practical work experience implementing and supporting BIM/VDC solutions such as

  • Autodesk products:  Revit, BIM360, Docs, Navisworks, etc.
  • Model element quantification to support estimating workflows:  VICO, Assemble, etc.
  • Field measurement and modeling technologies:  laser scanning, total station, etc.
  • CPM scheduling tools:  Primavera, PowerProject, Synchro
  • Tools that support the visualization of site logistics and planning
  • esri products such as ArcGIS 

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

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