Manager, BIM/GIS

Metropolitan Airports Commission

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Position Summary

Establish and maintain BIM standards for MAC, consultant, and tenant use. Lead and oversee the AutoCAD to Revit transition, coordinating with staff and consultants. Review the data, update the models and maintain the asset database in accordance with the established MAC standards. Create, maintain, and administer BIM central models and their use in alignment with MAC’s Consultant Master Agreements terms regarding use of data. Establish protocols for sharing BIM and GIS data and oversee regularly scheduled updates. Maintain as-built library, with staff support. Coordinate with eGIS staff, Asset Management, and other departments’ GIS staff to develop level of detail captured in BIM models to support work orders, maintenance CIP projects, etc.

To apply: Click the "Apply" link located above the position description, log-in and follow the instructions provided. 
Questions regarding this position can be directed to Nicole Kiefer @nicole.kiefer@mspmac.org or 612.726.8166.
Applications will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2024. 
MAC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If an accommodation is required for you to participate in the application process because of a disability, please contact Tekia Jefferson at 612-726-8196 or Tekia.Jefferson@mspmac.org
MAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, nationality, or disability.  

Position Description


  • Develop, document, and maintain standards, processes, procedures, and workflows for BIM.
  • Maintain processes, procedures, and workflows for BIM integration into e-GIS models, in collaboration with e-GIS staff.
  • Develop BIM vision with input from internal stakeholders to ensure the vision is as inclusive as possible to the full range of departmental and external consultant needs.
  • Act as the subject matter expert responsible for incorporating BIM into MAC projects.
  • Manage consultant and stakeholder effort including creating and reviewing models and integrating final phased deliverables into overall MAC BIM model(s).
  • Establish new processes and BIM and GIS implementation for project teams.
  • Collaborate with the IT division and other departments’ staff to manage companywide and departmental BIM and GIS platforms.
  • Collaborate with IT division to develop relevant technology plans to support BIM and GIS workflows for our team members.
  • Monitor and reconcile project teams’ submittal data related to BIM and GIS and asset tracking, with staff support.
  • Oversee collection and QA/QC of data for facilities and infrastructure. This may include, but is not limited to, the following activities:
  • Review and integrate spatial data (building spaces, hardscape/softscape, landscape, infrastructure and security features) to BIM and GIS platforms.
  • Review and integrate equipment data from completed As-Builts to BIM and GIS platforms.
  • Manage and maintain as-built information related to projects. 
  • Review consultant submitted data to ensure compliance with MAC standards.
  • Work with internal client teams to develop BIM and GIS scope of services as requested.
  • Coordinate hardware requirements and procurement for BIM and GIS workstations with IT.
  • Proof documents for thoroughness and accuracy. 


  • Provide technical expertise and staff assistance as requested. 
  • Provide effective credible representation of the department’s activities to the general public, airport users, airport tenants, consultants, contractors, and when necessary, the committee structure of the Commission. 
  • Participate in Airport Development continuing consultant annual performance reviews.

People Leadership

  • Provide work direction to subordinates and assist in the resolution of complex assignments.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled communication sessions with staff to discuss work activities, goals and gather employee feedback.
  • Exercise supervisory authority in accordance with MAC Human Resource Policy and the MAC Administration Manual.
  • Communicate clear performance expectations and standards to direct report employees, provide regular feedback, conduct performance reviews and recognize employee achievement.
  • Utilize excellent communication, motivation, team building, employee involvement, diplomacy, and delegation skills.
  • Assist the Director with the hiring, promotion, transfer and discharge of department employees and employee achievement recognition.
  • Assist the Director with change management efforts related to changes in department organization, procedures, and processes.
  • Facilitate effective working relationships among department employees, and between Airport Development and other MAC departments, consultants and other agencies.
  • Hear and address employee issues/concerns; administer disciplinary action, as appropriate.
  • Provide opportunity and support for growth and development toward the accomplishment of the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources to ensure current and future effective staff utilization.

First Level Leader/Supervisor (FLL) Competencies

  • Customer Focus – Building Strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Directs Work – Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.
  • Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Manages Conflict – Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Values Differences – Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  • Builds Effective Teams – Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Drives Engagement – Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Courage – Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.
  • Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Education Requirements (must have one of the following)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science or a related field and 10 years CAD/GIS/BIM work experience related to designing and constructing projects.
  • Associate's degree in building information modeling or a related program and 12 years of CAD/GIS/BIM work experience related to designing and constructing projects.
  • 14 years of CAD/GIS/BIM work experience related to designing and constructing projects with an increasing level of responsibility.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience modeling in Revit and AutoCAD for medium to large scale complex campus type projects.
  • Experience translating 2D information or existing site conditions into 3D BIM model.
  • Experience translating coordinate systems and datums.
  • Experience managing a modeling or similar team.
  • Knowledge of Autodesk products including Navisworks, Civil 3D, Bluebeam, Adobe, ESRI suite including ArcGIS Server, Portal, and ArcGIS Online.
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with design and construction teams.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills that include the ability to integrate required data parameters into BIM model to support asset management goals and to extract and present data from BIM model in clear and understandable way to stakeholders.
  • Ability to proactively identify conflicts, incomplete or ambiguous design information as well as identify, rank, and resolve risk through mitigation strategies such as decision analysis.
  • Ability to strategically plan, organize, and coordinate programs.

Desirable Requirements

  • Commercial airport project experience 
  • Knowledge of FAA Imaginary Surfaces, airspace restrictions, clearance, and requirements, FAA’s Airport Layout Plan and the FAA Electronic ALP (eALP) program.
  • Knowledge of asset management principles, public conformance to federal requirements, and asset management software systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable FAA advisory circulars and regulations.
  • Knowledge of airport security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations, particularly related to data security. 

Other Information
This position provides an opportunity for on-site and remote work. MAC's remote work policy requires employees to be on-site three days of the week. Among the three on-site days, one of them must be either a Monday or a Friday.  


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