Building Information Modelling Manager
Building Information Modelling (BIM) describes the process of designing and delivering a building collaboratively using a coherent system of 3D computer models.
- Act as the interface between designer, owner and facilities manager and as such enable successful collaborations between all team members
- Dealing with digital files and managing drawing production
- Work closely with BIM technologists who are ultimately responsible for the model generation.
- The implementation of BIM processes is being driven by the Government with a requirement for all public sector projects to be utilising BIM by 2016, hence a huge increase in demand for this specialist skill base.
- Training users in specific software/ Upskilling a seasoned software user
- Ensuring people have access to the tools and training they need to maximise their effectiveness and productivity
- Oversee the purchase of the workstations so that hardware is sufficient and effective for the range of programmes installed on the system
- Generating content for the firm to use
- As technology constantly shifts, BIM managers must keep "in the loop" with what is currently available and what is coming down the technology pipeline.
- Creating and leading the agendas for meetings which identify certain tasks and issues in relation to project collaboration among the project teams.
- You would work between 37 to 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday although these hours may be exceeded to meet tight deadlines.
- The work is usually office-based but you may also be required to work on-site.
- Newly trained BIM managers can earn in the region of £30,000 - £35,000
- Trained with experience BIM managers can earn in the region of £35,000 - £50,000
- Senior, chartered or master BIM managers can earn in the region of £50,000 - £70,000
Qualifications & TrainingIdeally, a BIM manager should have knowledge and experience regarding all construction processes and possess detailed information on the BIM process. CAD Managers and professionals with at least 5 years’ experience of managing projects in the built environment may progress to become a BIM Manager if they have the required skills in dealing with BIM processes. Progression route from a BIM manager could be to a Partner, Managing Director or Consultant You would normally move into BIM having completed a degree/post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline such as construction and the built environment/architecture.