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Structural BIM Designer

Americas Region
TOR0000QS 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. Sustainable development is central to all our work. It is fundamentally about 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. Our 15,000-person global team regularly come together to devise solutions that benefit not just our clients, but also shape a better world. We believe in continuous learning; providing a culture that is naturally curious and always stimulating. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe, from the Sydney Opera House to the 2nd Avenue Subway.


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 Structural BIM Designer to join our multi-disciplinary team in Toronto Canada. 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 eager to champion change with their colleagues.

Key Responsibilities

Understanding project deliverable and contractual requirements, helping to develop/review project BIM execution plans. Ensure any changes in procedure and standards are effectively incorporated on projects.

Ability to work autonomously and be responsible for the modelling of small – medium sized structural design projects. Managing the BIM project data sets, regularly reviewing BIM models to ensure compliance with project standards and requirements. Performing daily model management administration and maintenance.

Direct Collaboration with the engineering design teams to ensure design intent in the development of structural BIM models. Develop logically organized, easy to read accurate construction drawings from the structures BIM models.

Setting up and running change management, code compliance and interference checking procedures. Proactively communicating design coordination issues to the design team and helping to implement their resolution.

Providing technical support and mentoring as required to the project team. Developing support material for use in training and onboarding sessions.

Active involvement in the project delivery review process, reviewing drawings and generating reports to help review project discipline deliverables to ensure the overall design fits together and satisfies each discipline’s delivery stage requirements.

Managing all incoming and outgoing project model and drawing information and maintaining an accurate copy of all deliverable content.   

Champion best practices in BIM project design and delivery processes. 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, documenting lessons learned and presenting methods and outcomes to the regional BIM team.


Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Engineering, Architectural Technology, or Computer Science
  • 3+ years of experience working in the building design/construction industry
  • Proficiency in a recognized BIM authoring platform – Revit Structures, Tekla or similar production tools.
  • Proficiency in a recognized CAD authoring platform – AutoCAD, Microstation or similar.
  • Proficiency in a recognized Modelling authoring platform – Rhino, Solidworks or similar.
  • Familiarity with programming or visual scripting such as Python, Grasshopper, Dynamo.


Personal Attributes

  • Interest and passion for all aspects of the built environment and how ideas become reality.
  • Willingness to work as part of a global team with a focus at the local level.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize effectively, balance assigned work for our constantly evolving environment
  • Presentation skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic, willing to contribute to a highly motivated team.


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Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless.


Benefits that Work 

At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. 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 include alternative schedules, part-time or reduced hours schedule, and/or the option to work remotely for a portion of your workweek. 


Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow.  Individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation. Should you require accommodation in the job application or interview process, please let us know by sending an email to americas@arup.com. 



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