BIM Technician- Rail

Mott MacDonald

Location: South Yorkshire

Job Type: Full time


BIM Technician - Rail

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

The current role is for a BIM/CAD Technician, working primarily in Bentley AECOsim/OpenBuildings/Microstation to undertake drawing/modelling and concrete reinforcement detailing / scheduling for rail civil structures. You will be comfortable working across a range of design stages, including GRIP 5 Detailed Design in a Design and Build environment.

Some key elements of this role include:

  • Working in a small CAD/BIM team reporting to the CAD Manager;
  • Developing Rail Civils designs through all GRIP stages;
  • Producing high quality and complex 3D models and drawings using Bentley AECOsim and Microstation;
  • Structural and RC Detailing.
  • Organising and advising on programming of work;
  • Working closely with Design Team members, senior and junior Mott MacDonald staff;
  • Adding value to all projects for the benefit of Mott MacDonald.
  • Working within a Common Data Environment (ProjectWise).

Required for the position of BIM Technician;

Experience of the civil and structural engineering sectors.

Ability to produce 2D drawings and 3D models with minimal supervision.

A good level of IT literacy.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Preferred, but not required

  • Proficiency in Bentley AECOsim/Microstation.
  • Knowledge of BIM/CAD packages including but not limited to AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D and Navisworks.
  • Experience in the use of Grasshopper and Rhinocerous for parametric modelling.
  • Experience in reinforced concrete detailing and steelwork connection details.
  • Knowledge of Rail industry standards and specifications.
  • Experience of Bentley ProjectWise.
  • An HNC or equivalent qualification in Building, Construction or a similar discipline.

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

Mott MacDonald is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. We are a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited - which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

Pension matched up to 7%

Life insurance

An annual professional institution subscription

Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive

Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5

Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers

Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance

Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .

The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald

We're 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

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