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Structural BIM Technician

Structural Engineering

We have an opportunity for a Structural Technician to join our creative and friendly North-West and Yorkshire Building Engineering Group in our Liverpool Office. Our team have worked on an array of amazing projects including various Arenas and Stadia, Education Facilities, Labs, Residential and Retail projects.  

A small selection of our live projects are: 

- The Paterson Redevelopment Project – A research facility on-site for The Christie, Cancer Research and The University of Manchester.  

- The Heart of the City II, Sheffield – A broad range of mixed-use buildings re-shaping the centre of Sheffield 

- The University of Salford – New Science and Engineering Building.  

- Leonardo Hotel - Manchester 

- Weir Mill – A new build and refurbishment residential project in Stockport. 

- and various exciting projects on the horizon…. 

About the North West and Yorkshire… 

With teams in Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool our NW&Y Building Engineering group has a strong portfolio of projects, working across a broad range of sectors including residential, science and industry, higher education, commercial, sport and the arts, locally, nationally and internationally. We deliver cutting edge projects with a strong focus on sustainability which helps facilitate the transition to net zero carbon. 

The NW&Y has a wealth of unique strengths and offers multiple opportunities rarely found elsewhere in the UK making it a fantastic place to live and work. We are fortunate to have some of the best countryside in the UK on our doorstep, with the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Lake District, North Wales and North York Moors all in easy reach of our offices. Whether you are a rock climber, cyclist, hiker or just enjoy a nice afternoon tea or pub lunch you will find plenty to do. Our vibrant cities are the commercial, financial and cultural heart of the region and are home to music venues, fantastic theatres, amazing restaurants, world class galleries and some of the UK’s most famous football clubs. 

We have seen strong economic growth in the North of England and are looking for someone to join our flourishing team, with the opportunity to excel both professionally and personally. 

The Role 

Based in Liverpool, but working closely with all the Structural BIM Team across the NW&Y you will:  

  • Get to work on prestigious and challenging projects in various sectors. 
  • Become a valued member of a highly experienced team. 
  • Take day-to-day responsibility for BIM delivery for the Liverpool structures team’s projects 
  • Support the team in producing high quality 3D models and drawings. 
  • Manage BIM and Drawing packages on projects through to completion.  
  • Mentor junior BIM staff and engineers working in the BIM environment 
  • Coordinate and liaise with the other disciplines internally and externally to the firm. 
  • Have an opportunity to train and further develop your BIM and Digital capability. 

Skills / Experience Required for the Role 

  • Experience in the industry, ideally some of this within a design consultancy. 
  • Proven experience in drawing production to a high standard. 
  • Proven understanding of structural design principles. 
  • Proven experience of working on buildings projects of various scales and complexity. 
  • An understanding of reinforcement detailing principles. 
  • An understanding of steel fabrication principles. 
  • Experience in delivering projects to defined BIM Standards. 
  • Have achieved EngTech with ICE or IStructE, or be committed to working toward this immediately upon successful appointment.  

Software Expertise 

Must be a highly proficient user of Revit. Those with experience using other BIM tools will be considered for this role but should be willing to learn how to use Revit.  

An ability to use Navisworks, Solibri or other BIM coordination/collaboration software 

An ability to use other CAD/BIM software, i.e. AutoCAD, Civil3D, Microstation, Rhino. 

Key Behavioural Competencies 

Able to adapt to work with defined company standards.  

A proactive collaborator and effective communicator – Is able to identify and resolve coordination matters with project teams.  

Able to present and explain the thought processes behind own work. 

Well-organised;  ability to manage own and others’ time and deliverables against project timelines individually and for a project team. 

Able to take responsibility and ownership of work, to lead projects. 

Highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges. 

Stays informed on best practices, innovation and BIM initiatives, including networking and sharing knowledge. 

Shows initiative and pragmatism. 

Openly shares knowledge and best working practice with teams. 

Able to support, mentor and assist in the development of others. 

Continues to develop own skills and knowledge. 

Desirable Skills and Knowledge 

Ideally able to review and implement the requirements of a BIM execution plan and other contractual BIM documentation.  

Experience in computational design, i.e. use of Dynamo and/or Grasshopper or similar. 

Software development experience and/or an ability to author/edit code in any language. 

An enthusiasm, awareness and/or ability to use the various mixed reality tools, VR, AR, MR. Hardware and software such as Enscape, Unity, Oculus, Vive.  

Site experience. 

An ability to detail reinforced concrete in 2D or 3D.  

Experience working with common data environments. 

Experience in using cloud-based BIM issue management and coordination platforms.   

Shape your time with us
Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.
At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent,  a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle -  we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so  if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role. 
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.
Join us in shaping a better world.
Reward and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary at all levels and one of the best benefits package in our sector. Core benefits include Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance, Accident Assurance and Income Protection cover. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefit Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice benefits to help you with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share Scheme where employees could receive two Profit Share payments per year.
Arup is a place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible; we are part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture. As a global firm we can develop careers in the UK or abroad through international assignments, and our commitment to training and development is fundamental to ensure we continue to develop our staff and look to the future requirements of our clients.
If you share our passion, why not talk to us about a rewarding career with Arup?
Closing date is 22nd January 2021

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