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BIM Manager - Civil Engineering

  • Job reference: IF-001398
  • Sector: Buildings, Infrastructure
  • Location: London

Our Civil Engineering & Advanced Technology Practice is inspired by Atkins vision to be the world's best infrastructure consultancy. Our people are focused on our routes to market and driven to deliver for our clients, improve efficiencies, develop and exploit cutting edge technology, deliver safe and sustainable solutions, and develop our leaders of tomorrow. Working collaboratively across the group we pride ourselves on the safe delivery of technically excellent engineering solutions in the built environment, with the end users in mind, to both external and internal clients. Our knowledge of contractor's construction techniques allows our teams to produce efficient designs that can be built. Our expertise covers the full array of activities through the life cycle associated with smart infrastructure, ranging from feasibility, planning, investigation, design and supervision of new assets through to assessment, measurement, repair and rehabilitation of existing assets.
The assets range from simple structures to complex, safety-critical structures subject to extreme dynamic loading. Owing to the diverse nature of our expertise, we have developed specialist skills related to deep basements, seismic and blast assessment, pavement and drainage design, utility networks supporting infrastructure, airport planning and airfield engineering, physical security, water engineering, and logistics and enabling works. We also provide specialist resources through secondments into Client organisations to deliver technical support.
We have successfully provided these services for a wide variety of clients and prestigious projects in the Aviation, Commercial & Residential, Education, Mass Transit, Transport, Defence, Energy and Water markets in the UK and internationally.
We are looking to appoint a Civil Engineering BIM Manager to provide technical lead, capability and BIM support for civil engineering designs across our major projects.

This key post will be based out of our London Euston Tower office and will offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply knowledge, experience and problem solving skills whilst providing good opportunities for career development. If you have a passion for engineering and want to understand where a career with Atkins might lead then we would like to hear from you.

As part of Atkins commitment to delivering Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions to clients we are recruiting for an experienced Civil Engineering BIM Manager to join our forward thinking Civil Engineering and Advanced Technology division. You will be a part of our South-East team based mainly in London, working within a busy design office. You may also be required to work in our other Atkins offices.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced BIM Manager to work within an internationally renowned consultancy, providing the opportunity to work on large scale multidisciplinary projects. You should have the ability to make decisions, act on your own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.


  • Managing and preparation of Civil 3D models and subsequent drawing output production, 
  • Model management & collaboration, clash detection
  • Ensuring CAD/BIM Standards are adhered to across the team
  • Lead a team of BIM technicians/modellers to ensure they acquire and maintain the skills necessary to deliver projects efficiently in the evolving CAD/BIM environment required by our clients.
  • Identify opportunities for business advantage through the innovative use BIM Modelling technology 
  • Developing and retaining good quality staff, facilitating training, completing appraisals, interim reviews implementing HR policies
  • Engaged in recruitment as appropriate
  • Produce and maintain a high level and consistent accuracy & quality of models and drawings with self-check & review work
  • Lead the delivery of BIM modelling output on projects
  • Lead a team of BIM Technicians on delivering projects to control design programme and cost budgets
  • Work efficiently with design team to support project delivery
  • Implement and maintain the use company, project and client CAD/BIM Modelling Standards and protocols throughout the team
  • Ensure all project data is correctly established and maintained in accordance with company standards and project requirements
  • Actively conduct project audits to ensure compliance and continued improvement 
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff members in training and development
  • Introduce learning and continuous improvement to the group in development of BIM modelling techniques and processes. Liaison with the wider business community
  • Monitor resource utilisation and seek opportunities to share staff across the sector and wider business. Maintain an overview of the productivity of CAD/BIM Staff

  • Extensive Autodesk: Civil 3D, 2D AutoCAD and Navisworks experience
  • Have knowledge of Autodesk: Revit, Plant 3D, Bentley MicroStation and Tekla Products to assist the wider BIM team
  • Experience developing horizontal and vertical alignments, generating profiles, cross sections, digital terrain (surface) modelling, plans with cut & fill volumes, modelling utilities and drainage 
  • Experience in production of Civil engineering detailed to construction drawings: general arrangements, section & details, for multi-disciplinary projects
  • Maintain an overview of developments in IT based CAD/BIM modelling systems and standard Codes of Practice. Understand BIM direction within the industry and be familiar with and able to implement BS1192:2007 and the latest AEC (UK) BIM/CAD Protocols
  • Proven track record of Team leader responsibilities
  • Good organisational and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure

  • Educated to a minimum of HNC qualification in civil engineering
  • Eng Tech professional membership 
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.

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Rewards and Benefits
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This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

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