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Virtual Design \u0026 Construction Co-op in Cincinnati, OH at Messer Construction Co.

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor that provides leadership for complex commercial building projects. An employee-owned company, Messer builds better lives for its customers, communities and employees, and delivers value through quality construction and client experiences. Founded in 1932, Messer’s footprint has grown to ten regional offices located across the Midwest and Southeast: Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton Ohio; Louisville and Lexington Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Knoxville & Nashville, Tennessee.

The company is consistently ranked among the country’s 100 largest contractors by Engineering News-Record as well as ranking in the top 25 BIM Construction Firms by Building Design + Construction. Messer now stands as one of the nation’s leading health care and higher education builders, and also boasts extensive, award-winning work in the life sciences, public and industrial market segments. Messer employees live where they work, resulting in the company’s sustained commitment to building better communities. That commitment has remained paramount throughout Messer’s growth, and it is achieved annually through the company’s own foundation and through the time, service and dollars invested by its employee-owners in community organizations and causes.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking passionate and qualified VDC Co-ops to join the Messer family. This position supports Messer project teams both internal and external throughout the life cycle of a project from business development tasks through construction and into turnover. Primary day-to-day responsibilities include assisting the VDC Managers and Engineers throughout all phases of a project.

Responsibilities are as follows:

These responsibilities will vary from project to project but generally would include some or all of the following:

  • Experience working in some or all of the following platforms:
    • SketchUp
    • Revit
    • Lumion
    • Tekla
    • Navisworks
    • Recap
    • Synchro Pro
    • ArchiCAD
    • Microstation
    • Rhino
    • 3DS Max
    • Adobe CS
    • AutoCAD
    • Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Working with project teams, business development, estimating, safety, and building systems group departments to develop:
    • Site and building layouts
    • 3D site logistics plans
    • Building models and 3D mock-ups
    • 3D prints
    • Safe plans of work
    • 4D schedules
    • Laser scan / point cloud integration
    • Augmented / Virtual Reality models and visualizations
  • Document control
  • Quality control
  • Research and Development

Minimum Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Architectural related program with a focus on construction processes/industry/delivery methods/building information modeling/virtual design and construction
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees
  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Must have experience with 3d modeling software


  • Possess all auditory, speaking and communicating capabilities
  • Physical requirements: sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, climbing, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 25lbs., seeing and reading

Reports to:

Senior VDC Manager

☐ Exempt             ☒ Non-Exempt

All Messer employees are required to comply with our Substance Abuse Prevention Policy as a condition of employment. Messer may condition offers of employment upon taking and passing of a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen.

We provide an excellent and comprehensive compensation package with unlimited opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you would like to join our team of employee-owners and are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, please visit our website at

Messer is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Messer is committed to a diverse workforce.