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BIM Technician

A BIM technician is responsible for using IT technology to provide an accurate representation of a building or civil engineering project, not just from a structural point of view but also in terms of how it will be used.

Whilst CAD tools enable the production of computer-based 3D representations of proposed projects. Building Information Modelling (BIM) takes this further by considering other important factors such as the end project’s functions, components, construction and maintenance.

The BIM technician’s job is to take the information that was previously spread across multiple sets of drawings and produce one set of computer models.

In doing so, the BIM technician pulls together information from multiple teams and disciplines and creates a model that is used for everything from construction to long term management of the completed facility.

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What The Job Involves

What are the key responsibilities for this position?


Key Responsibilities

Meeting/liaising with design teams and other professionals
Assisting engineers with drawing production
Production of structural models, drawings and schedules using Autodesk REVIT and BIM
Designing technical solutions for buildings and other structures
Present design plans to the project team and make changes based on feedback before engineers build and test a prototype
Scanning/inputting information form other sources
Making sure all documents are accurate

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Entry Requirements

A degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as architecture, construction, architectural technology or similar.
Experienced in relevant design software such as Autodesk Revit, Microstation 3D or AutoCAD Civil 3D

What key skills and personal attributes help with this role?

Skills & Attributes

Good communication skills
A knowledge of engineering design principles
Good maths and IT skills
Good presentation skills
Good problem solving skills
An understanding of manufacturing processes and construction methods
Creative ability
Resilience to deal with critical feedback
The ability to work as part of a team
The ability to meet deadlines

How much can you expect to earn and what are the career progression options?

The following figures are intended as a guideline only.

Salary & Progression

Junior BIM technicians: £25,000 - £30,000 a year
Experienced BIM technicians: £30,000 - £50,000
Senior, chartered or master BIM technicians: £45,000 - £60,000
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