Head of BIM

Location Northern Ireland
Salary £95000 - £110000 per annum + + Benefits Package
Job type Permanent
Sector Technology
Reference BBBH26717_1715701344

My client is a specialist building services contractor that carries out design, manufacture and installation of new build and retrofit decarbonisation and renewable energy projects as well as modular mechanical & electrical prefabricated products, with a reputation for construction quality and delivery of projects to the highest standard. The Head of BIM will play a critical role in collaborating with the BIM managers and the BIM coordination teams to ensure delivery of the highest quality drawings and BIM modelling standards ensuring that all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), architectural and structural elements are accurately represented and meet the project's specifications. The candidate will collaborate closely with the BIM, pre-construction, design, offsite fabrication and onsite operation teams to ensure seamless process to assist in delivering high profile projects.

Key Responsibilities

Project Delivery Strategy: Collaborate with the BIM Manager to develop and refine the overall BIM strategy and delivery programme for the project, ensuring that it aligns with the specific project objectives and company goals.

BIM Execution Plan (BEP) Onboarding: Understand the project specific BIM execution plan, which details the project's BIM objectives, standards, workflows, roles, and deliverables that the BIM team must deliver to.

Team Management: Manage and schedule the project deliverables for all BIM team members appointed to each project, assisting individuals as required, and ensuring that deliverables are being completed within the programme target completion dates.

Resource Allocation: Coordinate with the BIM Manager to ensure that the necessary BIM team members are assigned to lead projects to ensure project completion dates are being sufficiently met.

Project Reporting: Establish clear communication channels and provide regular project reporting with the BIM Manager and Associate Director to illustrate project progress and challenges.

Project Modelling: While overseeing the project, a BIM Project Lead will also be directly involved in leading the creating of BIM models, especially intricate or critical portions that require detailed attention.

Design Management: Supervise the BIM team in the creation, integration, and management of discipline-specific project design models and drawings (ie. MEP, structural, architectural), whilst ensuring that the models and drawing align with project requirements, specifications, and company standards

Coordination & Integration: Ensuring seamless coordination between various design disciplines such as architecture, structure, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing), and interiors. This involves integrating of various design aspects to create a cohesive and harmonious design.

Clash Detection & Resolution: Utilise BIM software tools to identify clashes between different models (e.g., structural and MEP) and coordinate with relevant teams to resolve these issues in the design phase, preventing costly on-site corrections.

Quality Assurance: Implement rigorous quality assurance protocols to regularly validate the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of BIM models and associated drawings. Conduct periodic quality checks, both manual and automated, to identify inconsistencies, errors, or deviations.

Document Control: Ensure that all BIM related documentation, such as revision histories, model updates, and change logs, are meticulously maintained and archived.

Internal Coordination Meetings: Host BIM coordination meetings with relevant project team members to discuss any issues or concerns related to BIM design modelling or drawings for the attention of the team.

Stakeholder Collaboration: Act as the primary BIM contact in attendance to BIM project meetings with external stakeholders, facilitating effective communication between architects, engineers, contractors, and other involved parties.

Feedback Integration: Seek feedback from all relevant internal teams associated in delivering the projects regarding BIM processes and deliverables and use this feedback for continuous improvement.

Performance Monitoring: Track and evaluate the performance of team members in terms of their modelling and drawing generation accuracy, speed, and standards.

Professional Development: Identify training needs within the team and liaise with the BIM manager to organise training sessions, workshops, or courses to enhance their BIM modelling skills as required.

Mentorship: Provide mentorship to team members, guiding them through complex modelling challenges and offering insights based on personal experience.

Integration with Other Software: Understand and integrate the BIM project processes and how BIM models integrate with other software tools - ie. Dynamo

4D, 5D, & 6D BIM Integration: If applicable, oversee the integration of time (4D), cost (5D), and facility management (6D) data into BIM models, enhancing project predictability and post-construction facility management.

ersg are an equal opportunities employer; we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all job applicants. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or religious background; all decisions are based on merit.