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Information Manager

  • Job reference: TR-002568
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Bristol, Birmingham
Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others will follow and to deliver the future of mobility today.

Our Transportation Division is currently seeking Information Manager in our offices in Bristol / Birminmgham to support the delivery of a wide variety of multi-disciplinary highway projects across the UK.

To set the direction of the project with respect to digital information (BIM) requirements. Identifying stakeholder information needs and how those needs can be met through the project outputs, and then communicating those information requirements to the engineering and stakeholder teams. Facilitating the management of the federated model and the production of project outputs to meet those requirements.

Working with Subject Matter Experts and Technical Specialists to Identify and promote workflows and tool uses that deliver the stakeholder information needs, and setting guidance to support engineering teams to assist them in adopting those workflows and tools.

The role of the Information Manager helps to set standards & processes to allow information to be delivered in a useable format for the Client. To this end they will:-
• Define employer information requirements to our best ability
• Set out the process to ensure the delivery of a structured PIM that constitute spatially coordinated volumes, progressively maturing into detailed design elements.
• Encourage the utilisation of 3D content to review, influence and improve design
• Championing BIM on the project and promote, articulate and lead BIM behaviours
• Lead, develop and coach individuals to build high performing teams and leave a legacy of talent in BIM, i.e. teams become self-reliant and do not need to rely on dedicated staff with BIM Credentials.
• Collate and report project improvements resulting from BIM use against objectives and targets, using HE BIM maturity assessment tool.

Coordinate the engagement with other projects and teams, academia, institutions and other industries in the pursuit of business excellence within the project
• Support the GIS team
• Support stakeholders & legacy; commercial & procurement and benefits.
• Support the programme of zero harm
• Support the delivery of the sustainability target


Key duties and responsibilities
• Overall technical responsibility for identifying “information liaisons” within the key asset owning organisations. Working with those liaisons to identify the information requirements of the key asset owning and maintaining organisations, and ensuring that these are articulated through the BEP and then delivered through the Project Outputs.
• Establish and work with a network of Lead Designers, Interface Managers and task information managers to ensure adherence to the BIM requirements of the project in accordance with the BEP.
• Find, engage and work with the Information Manager and security manager in Highways England for this project to ensure the right information is handed over in a useable format for the Client and is compliant with BS1192-5.
• Interface with contractors in terms of information handover, ensuring the chosen IDT IT tools can interface with ProjectWise.
• Engaging with asset owning organisations to identify their Built Asset Security Information Requirements (BASIR), and ensure that those requirements are reflected in the BEP and the manner in which the project outputs are delivered.
• Work with Subject Matter Experts and Discipline leads to identify and promote cost-effective, practical approaches to integrating BIM into day to day delivery of the project.
• Support the Project Delivery Manager in the selection of supply chain partners by assisting with their assessment and development.
• Work with the relevant individuals to establish and support the Common Data Environment.
• Work with the Lead Designers, Interface managers and task information managers to manage the receipt of information into the CDE, and the integration and co-ordination of information within the PIM
• Notwithstanding the above, taking the role and responsibilities of the Project Information Manager as identified in PAS 1192-2:2013 up to design fix 5 in the Highways England PCF Major Projects handbook
• Notwithstanding the above, taking the role and responsibilities of the Information Manager as identified in CIC BIM Protocol 2013 up to design fix 5 in the Highways England PCF Major Projects handbook

Qualifications and experience

• Specific workstream requirements:
• Degree level education
• Member of a professional institution
• CSCS Supervisors Card or higher
• Current driving licence
• Has delivered BIM improvement actions within a major projects environment.
• Proven ability to act in the best interests of a project, staying clear of local and internal commercial interests.
• Stays calm and focus when under pressure in a large group.
• Ability to engage with staff at all levels, to provide learning on BIM and drive adoption of BIM process, to ensure sustainable transformation.
• Has previous experience of implementing BIM to drive project performance.
• Has an ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and retain perspective and focus on the big picture
• Pays attention to detail and sees things through to completion.
• Can deliver reports orally and written in an objective and persuasive manner.
• Has good interpersonal and communication skills and acts in an independent and professional manner with the ability to influence others including senior management.
• Is a self-starter who manages their own time and seeks to add value to their function.
• Is able to work within a multi-discipline team.
• Able to command respect across the business and within the team.
• Is good at building relationships and can influence effectively.
• Can demonstrate initiative and resilience.

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.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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