• BIM Technician

    Posted Date 1 week ago(27/11/2019 11:59)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The first 16 months of the project will involve detailed design, pricing and building up target cost, with work on site likely to start in early 2020.

    Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.


    Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 


    Security Vetting: HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. All successful candidates will be subject to this vetting procedure as part of the on-boarding process.

    What will I be doing?

    We currently have a vacancy for a BIM Technician on our HS2 Main Works Contract based in Holborn, Central London


    Skills set: BIM/Bentley Microstation/AECOsim

    Job location: Holborn/Euston/Old Oak Common/West Ruislip

    Accessible by public transport?  yes

    Working hours: Weekdays

    Contract: Permanent



    Key Responsibilities:

    • Liaising with methods engineering team to produce drawings, 3D models and 4D construction sequencing
    • Liaising with the temporary works team to integrate temporary works
    • Liaising with subcontractors to source and incorporate supply chain models
    • Undertaking clash detection on the model
    • Creating logistics models for optimisation of site layouts and haulage routes
    • Adding data attributes to the model where appropriate
    • Able to support the team and training if required, depending on software skills



    About you

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Have a detailed understanding of AutoCAD 3D and / or Bentley AECOsim tool
    • Industry-standard 3D CAD, experience of 4D/5D, Asset  Management requirements & Data Management
    • Ability to interpret 2D drawings and use industry-standard software to generate component-level 3D models
    • Familiarity with 4D location-based modelling packages
    • Ability to setup and run clash detection, defining tolerances and checking results
    • Aware of the ‘information’ requirements of BIM
    • Innovative thinking – seeks opportunities to add value through use of technology and data


    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.


    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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