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Senior Civil BIM Designer

Americas Region
TOR0000SG Requisition #

Join us in ARUP, as we transform the built environment with digital production and services.

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. At Arup, we are dedicated to shaping a better world. For more than 75 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe. We believe that sustainable development is fundamental in creating a balance between the needs of a growing world population and the finite capacity and health of our planet.


Arup is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment treating everyone fairly and with dignity and respect, embracing the different skills and experience in society to bring great ideas and innovation to our work, and to the services we offer our clients, being a working environment where everyone is valued and is encouraged to make a contribution.

The Building Information Modelling skills network is a global group of specialists, modelers, coordinators, developers, designers, and BIM project managers and consultants within Arup. We use our collective talents to deliver technology-led solutions to clients, and in doing so help transform the way that cities, buildings and physical networks are planned and delivered.


Our team serves as a catalyst for automation across Arup. Every day we use cloud-based web applications, novel automation workflows, geospatial tools, data analytics, and more to advance the design and delivery of airports, rail networks, urban infrastructure, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers and other key components of the built environment. Our team members are involved in the full life cycle of digitally modelled solutions, from ideation to requirements gathering, design, development, delivery as constructed and digital twins.

We are looking for a Senior BIM Designer to join our multi-disciplinary team in Toronto. BIM Designers play a critical role in delivering high quality data enriched models and the resulting drawings to our clients. Within the Arup team, this involves overall project planning, detailed design development and coordination between all disciplines, managing and adhering to office/client BIM standards. BIM Designers are at the forefront of digital production innovations (automation and data accessibility) and must be able to implement new tools on the fly and train others to do the same.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the BIM project deliverable and contractual requirements, collaborate with the project management team to develop and mitigate risk in the production or review of project BIM execution plans. Ensure any changes in procedure and standards are effectively communicated to project teams.
  • Manage and Coordinate BIM project data sets/workflows and project set up. Develop workflows to review BIM models to ensure model data is consistent and compliant with project contractual requirements and model health checks.
  • Direct Collaboration with the engineering design teams to develop multi-discipline BIM models. Develop logically organized, easy to read accurate construction drawings from the discipline models.
  • Providing insight from data, developing and implementing workflows that highlight change management, code compliance and interference checking issues in the project models. Hosting VDR and CDR project meetings to resolve issues. Proactively communicating design coordination issues to the design team and implementing their resolution.
  • Providing technical support and mentoring as required for the project team. Developing digital inception plans with project managers, hosting training, onboarding and BIM Kick off sessions and preparing support training documentation.
  • Managing all incoming and outgoing project model and drawing information. Reviewing project discipline models and drawings to ensure the overall design fits together and satisfies each discipline’s delivery stage requirements and maintain an accurate copy of all issued content. Including coordinating sensitive and confidential information in line with authority SSI guidelines.
  • Champion, promote and lead best practices in BIM project delivery. At the project and regional BIM team level, actively practice and support ongoing improvements to our automation tools, software and best practice workflows.
  • Digital Engineering Communication, represent Arup’s interests in external meetings, through written, and oral/presentations. Documenting lessons learned and presenting methods and outcomes to the regional BIM team.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Engineering, Architectural Technology, or Computer Science
  • 8+ years of experience working in the civil design/construction industry
  • Interest and passion for all aspects of the built environment and how ideas become reality
  • Proficiency in a recognized BIM authoring platform – Civil 3D, OpenRoads/Rail or similar.
  • Proficiency in a recognized CAD authoring platform – AutoCAD, Microstation or similar.
  • Proficiency in a recognized Coordination authoring platform or application – Navisworks, Solibri, Revizto or similar.
  • Appreciation or Proficiency of programming or visual scripting such as Python, Grasshopper, Dynamo.
  • Strong leadership skills, the ability to organize and prioritize effectively, balance and delegate work for BIM teams on large projects, develop and oversee the implementation of BIM project plans
  • Presentation skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills and team collaboration skills essential for managing a team and building internal and external client relations.


Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families. These are 100% paid for by Arup expect for optional life insurance. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our GRRSP 5% company match to help you save for your future. 


Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available. 


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement - Arup requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The successful applicant will, therefore, be required, as a condition of employment, to provide Arup with satisfactory proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to legally-required accommodation required under applicable human rights legislation.  Arup is an equal opportunity employer and consistent with federal, state, provincial and local requirements, will consider requests for accommodation based on disability or creed/religion (e.g., sincerely held religious beliefs) where it is able to do so without undue hardship to Arup.

Arup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com.




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