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BIM Designer


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 all digital innovations within the office and must be able to implement new tools on the fly and train others to do the same.


  • Gatekeeper of all in-coming and out-going model and drawing information
  • Work across disciplines to ensure an overall design fits together and satisfies each discipline’s individual requirements
  • Troubleshoot all problems that arise in a rapidly changing digital coordination environment
  • Develop engineer’s concepts and sketches into accurate models and drawings, through direct communications
  • Manage submissions and ensure proper QA/QC protocols are implemented 
  • Help teach engineers and new technicians the software skills necessary to be successful in their jobs
  • Manager the work of others (engineers, technicians and external parties) when leading BIM production
  • Represent Arup’s interests in external meetings, written, and oral/presentations 
  • Filter highly detailed model and annotative information into, logically organized, easy to read package
  • Engage in the development of office or client BIM procedures/standards and facilitate their implementation into projects

  • Proficient in Revit or similar BIM building software
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of Grasshopper, Navisworks, Digital Projects, Tekla, 360 Glue, or other parametric, fabrication or coordination tools, would be useful
  • Problem Solving - Tackle both large scale/conceptual level and detail/task level problems
  • Adaptability - able to jump from project to project and stay abreast of all changes
  • Communication – must be able to discern the meaning of what other professionals are saying (and describing) and also present information in a way that can be thoroughly considered and understood (i.e.: translating a vision into a workable model).
  • Creativity – Inject “outside the box” or new thinking into both building design and drawing production challenges
  • Efficiency – should see a thorough understanding of, or development of, all applications/tools/functions as key
  • Time Management – must be realistic about how long tasks will take and reasonably assess if meeting specific deadlines will be problematic

  • Assoc/BS/MS degree in Engineering, Architecture, or similar building design profession – would be useful, but not absolutely necessary
  • Experience working in the building design/construction environment
  • Interest and passion for all aspects of the built environment and how ideas become reality

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Comfortable balancing multiple roles and responsibilities in high stress situations
  • Ability to think of big picture implications to individual decisions
  • Able to take ownership of any task and efficiently take it to its conclusion 
  • Proactively check resource data and work of self and others
  • Ability to conceptualize and design practical solutions
  • Comfortable in team environment, sharing roles and responsibilities, knowing when to speak up, and when not to
  • Have a positive attitude about the challenges all projects face, and exude a confidence that makes other comfortable handing over responsibilities
  • Always eager to learn new ways to do things and adapt to new ways of thinking

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways —developing many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Arup is a global engineering and consulting firm of 14,000 creative minds. Our integrated approach to engineering and design brings together the best professionals to meet our clients’ needs.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Number: HOU00001X
Category: Business Information Modelling (BIM)
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: Aug. 21, 2017
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