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Current Opportunities

Job Captain/BIM Designer


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Architecture

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the Architecture industry with strong technical abilities and working knowledge of building construction techniques and materials

  • Licensed individuals (or those on licensure track) preferred



  • Understand and follow VES production standards for the preparation and filing of documents and drawings

  • Need to be self-disciplined and effectively manage time to complete work to meet client deadlines and project budget

  • Perform site surveys, accurately draft findings for base sheet preparation

  • Provide design support for building and site design including floor planning, exterior elevations, and perspectives

  • Perform code study (ICC or local code) relative to life safety requirements, building type, construction type, occupant loads, exiting, and rated wall applications. Interpret land-use regulations and perform basic zoning research such as overlay districts, bulk and density standards, and parking requirements

  • Accurately prepare construction documents, including sheet layouts, drawings, and schedules

  • Develop design or technical solutions under supervision of a Project Architect

  • Review shop drawings and project submittals under the direction of a Project Architect; process and maintain records of RFIs and submittals

  • Organize and update BIM libraries

  • Ability to travel as required to project sites within the Chicagoland area for site surveys or meetings


Software Skills (Preferred)

  • Expertise with Revit (modeling, creating families, preparing CD’s)

  • Proficiency with relevant computer programs including: AutoCAD, SketchUp or other 3D Modeling programs, Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam Revu

  • Ability to create renderings using 3D Studio Max and similar software a plus

  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of current model building codes including but not limited to IBC, IECC, and Accessibility 


Please email resumes in

.pdf or .doc format

Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer


  • Associates degree in Mechanical or Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineering minimum, bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 3-5 years of plumbing and fire protection engineering/design experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of NFPA, IPC, Illinois Plumbing, and Chicago Building Codes

  • CPD Certification a plus

  • Self-starter with the ability to interact with a variety of clients



  • Work with MEP in house engineers and architects

  • Work with outside firms as part of sub-consultant team

  • Work under supervision of Senior Plumbing/FP Engineer to design plumbing/FP systems from schematic design through project completion

  • Produce detailed design documents and specifications under guidance of Senior Engineer

  • Perform site surveys, existing condition assessments and assist in writing reports 

  • Check shop drawings and assist during construction

  • Work with Microsoft Teams program for meetings and collaboration


Software Skills (Preferred)

  • Revit experience a must. Autodesk Certified Professional preferred

  • AutoCAD experience a plus


Please email resumes in

.pdf or .doc format

BIM Designer


  • Degree from an accredited university in Architecture or Engineering preferred

  • Will consider applicants with documented work experience in the A/E industry

  • 3-5 years of experience in mechanical / electrical design or production coordinator role



  • Assist in modeling and model management of project with direction from our partners

  • Adhere to project BXP and BIM standards

  • Resolve clash detection of models as required

  • Attend project meetings, document VES action items

  • Prepare project deliverables and issuances

  • Assist in other VES projects / initiatives as Primary project schedule allows


Software Skills (Preferred)

  • Revit experience a must. Autodesk Certified Professional preferred

  • BIM 360 experience a plus

  • Revit family editing a plus

  • AutoCAD experience a plus


Please email resumes in

.pdf or .doc format

Senior Mechanical Engineer


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

  • FE or PE strongly preferred (but not required)

  • 7 or more years as a mechanical design engineer for an MEP or A/E firm

  • Experience with healthcare, higher education, laboratories, commercial and other substantial projects

  • Self-directed individual who can work independently

  • Project management and team coordination skills are strongly desired

  • Positive, can-do attitude

  • Outstanding problem solver


  • Coordinate all aspects of the mechanical engineering design from concept to construction administration

  • Work with other project mechanical engineers to complete jobs on time and on budget

  • Coordinate the mechanical systems with electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers on team

  • Coordinate with in-house or consultant architects as required for the project

  • Ability to travel as required to project sites within Chicago area

Software Skills (Preferred)

  • AutoCAD

  • Revit MEP

  • Familiar with MS Office 365 Suite

  • Trane Trace or similar HVAC load calculation program

  • Various equipment selection software programs such as ESP, Greenheck CAPS, etc.

  • Energy modeling software experience is a plus, not required

Please email resumes in

.pdf or .doc format

VES is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.


EEOE M / F / D / VVirtual Energy Solutions is a progressive, technology-leveraged, full-service consulting engineering and architectural firm headquartered in Chicago, IL.


We provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services, as well as lighting design, BIM consulting, and architectural services.


Why work for VES?

Respect for our employees is one of our primary guiding principles. Ever worked for a company that put profit ahead of your happiness and career advancement? We have. We understand that our employees are the sole reason for current and future success. Our mission is for each employee to feel like they are part of the same team and working towards the same goals.


We offer:

  • Work-from-home with flexible work schedule

  • A competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Health insurance, dental & vision coverage

  • A retirement plan with matching contribution

  • Profit Sharing


But just like service to our clients, we like to offer a little bit more. We truly believe in the team concept and offer profit sharing based on team project performance. Live to work, or work to live? We realize work-life balance is important to our potential employees. It is important to us too! Our business model promotes flexibility of schedule and a results-based work environment. We are not looking for clock-punchers and seat-fillers. We are looking for motivated individuals who thrive in an environment of maximizing efficiency and self-improvement. We realize that everyone works differently and have set up our infrastructure to take advantage of a goals and results-based schedule. Potential for career growth into leadership-level position in the engineering group.


What makes VES unique?

We rely on technology as a force multiplier. We run a virtualized environment with no permanent brick and mortar office. We run Office 365 for communication and scheduling, virtual meetings and whiteboard sessions, and all files are stored via cloud servers. We are truly able to work wherever we happen to be at the moment.We consider ourselves to be among the industry leaders in Chicago and beyond with respect to our implementation of Autodesk/Revit and other software tools to maximize efficiency and improve the quality of our designs.We are very focused on the utilization and advancement of BIM technologies. Revit MEP is our preferred medium to deliver projects, and we are always seeking new technology to enhance our design and provide even more value to our clients.We provide the very best service to our clients on every project. We pride ourselves on bringing our breadth of project technical expertise with a focused effort on being responsive to client needs. The client truly comes first.

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