Posted May 7, 2024

Principal Digital (BIM) Designer

  • Employer Mott MacDonald Bentley
  • Location Anywhere in England or Wales
  • Salary Competitive plus benefits

Mott MacDonald Bentley are seeking a talented and experienced person to provide technical leadership for their Digital Design (BIM) teams and work on exciting projects within the UK Water Sector.

As the Principal Digital Design (BIM) Leader for MMB, you will play a pivotal role in implementing and driving digital delivery and BIM strategies across a wide range of water-related projects.

You will provide technical leadership for over 50 Digital Design (BIM) Technicians in the UK and more in our Global Design Service to drive BIM best practice across all our frameworks.

You will will work closely with the Design Managers and the Head of Digital Delivery on a mix of project work and driving innovation and adoption of digital delivery and BIM, in collaboration with our global Digital Delivery Practice which connects MMB to the wider Mott MacDonald Group.

Do you want to:

  • Work with one of the most cutting edge and award-winning UK water sector design and build contractors, as well as on some of the largest UK water projects?
  • Provide technical leadership, lead development of standards and best practice, provide coaching and mentoring to a wide range of staff, and be part of a global network of like-minded professionals?
  • Be supported by senior leaders and experienced colleagues who can enable you to develop professionally and personally?
  • Have the flexibility of working from home, office and site?

Key responsibilities:

  • Project Implementation: Oversee the successful integration of BIM methodologies and technologies on multi-disciplinary projects. Provide guidance and support to project teams in adopting BIM workflows, ensuring compliance with relevant standards and protocols.
  • Technology Adoption: Stay abreast of the latest BIM, and associated technologies, tools, platforms and software. Evaluate their potential benefits and lead the adoption of suitable solutions to optimise project delivery.
  • Standards strategy: Ensure adherence to BIM standards and best practices, both internally within Mott MacDonald Bentley and externally with clients and partners. Implement quality assurance processes to maintain the highest standards of BIM deliverables.  Develop strategies to fill gaps in company standards and staff capabilities.
  • Training and Development: Identify BIM skill gaps within the company and encourage continuous learning and knowledge sharing among team members.
  • Client Engagement: Work closely with clients to understand their BIM requirements and demonstrate the value of BIM in enhancing project outcomes. Build and maintain strong client relationships to drive successful project delivery.
  • Industry Engagement: Represent Mott MacDonald Bentley at relevant industry forums, conferences, and events to share expertise, stay updated on industry trends, and network with potential collaborators and clients.

Candidate Specification

  • Proven experience (typically 10-15+ years) in successfully leading BIM implementation, ideally on water-related projects.
  • Extensive experience of delivering with Autodesk technology (Revit/Plant 3D/Civil 3D) ideally on water, or wastewater, treatment and infrastructure projects.  You will enjoy using the tools to enhance project delivery.
  • Understanding of information management as set out in ISO 19650.
  • Experience of working in a Common Data Environment platforms (ProjectWise, BIM360, ACC, SharePoint) and managing BIM data throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to provide technical guidance and coaching to teams.
  • Passion for driving innovation, continuous improvement and collaboration.
  • You will be expected to spend time in each of our / our client's offices each month to get to know the different design teams we have across the business

We recognise not everyone will meet all the requirements, so if you are excited about the role please get in touch anyway; potential and transferrable skills can be just as important.

At Mott MacDonald Bentley you will be offered a competitive salary which is commensurate based on your experience. Our core benefits include:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual professional institution subscription costs
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including cycle to work scheme and interest free season ticket loans

Job Profile

Other information

This is a Mott MacDonald Bentley role, employed by Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley is a joint venture business, established in 1999 between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and global management consultancy, Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley offers fully integrated design and build services to its clients, combining the contracting expertise of JN Bentley and the design specialisms of Mott MacDonald.

This role is employed by Mott MacDonald but will involve working across the joint venture business, both with Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley colleagues.

To apply online click here or contact [email protected]

About Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.

We believe that because we care about what we do, we do things better.

We know that our people are our most valuable asset, so we are dedicated to investing in them, through our comprehensive training and development schemes, exposure to the wider design and build business and endless opportunities.

We are committed to creating a workplace where our people are safe, have a voice, can reach their full potential, and everyone shares in the rewards.

We guarantee what we do makes things better for the communities in which we work. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to contribute to projects that will protect local communities from flooding, preserve the UK’s canal systems, and help secure water supplies for future generations.

Equality, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At JN Bentley Ltd we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace where everyone feels included, has the opportunity to thrive, and is treated with respect. So, if you don’t meet every single requirement for this role but still feel excited about it, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other roles that we have available. Find out more about our approach to Equality, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion here: https://www.mottmacbentley.co.uk/people.

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment practices are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible. This includes making adjustments during the job application process and throughout your future career with us. Please call 01756 691572 or email [email protected] to discuss any such adjustments that we can make. You can read more about our Equal Opportunities Policy here: https://www.mottmacbentley.co.uk/an-equal-opportunities-employer.

Agile working

We are committed to providing a flexible and agile working environment that supports both our employees and the needs of the business.

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