A BIM technician is responsible for using IT technology to provide an accurate representation of a building or civil engineering project.
The Role
  • Taking information that was previously spread across multiple sets of drawings and producing one set of computer models.
  • 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
  • Scanning/inputting information form other sources
  • Making sure all documents are accurate
  • A typical working week would be standard office working hours, Monday-Friday, but there may be times where you'll need to work late, especially in more senior roles.
  • Newly trained BIM technicians can earn in the region of £25,000-£35,000
  • Trained with experience BIM technicians can earn in the region of £32,000-£45,000
  • Senior, chartered or master BIM technicians can earn in the region of £45,000-£50,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Qualifications & Training
There are a number of routes that can lead to a position as BIM technician but most will require a degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as architecture, construction, architectural technology or similar. You will also be expected to be experienced in relevant design software such as Autodesk Revit, Microstation 3D or AutoCAD Civil 3D (there are others).