Landscape BIM / GIS technician

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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The company:

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world

At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking and iconic projects through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we’re a global firm of designers, engineers, consultants and technical specialists who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.

Arup provides an integrated approach and delivers sustainable solutions to the design of cities and complex urban and rural environments. We are a team of landscape architects, urban designers, architects, planners and sustainability specialists working on a variety of projects across the world. Our network of landscape teams in the UK includes London, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle and Birmingham, with overseas teams in Australia, China and UAE. We are differentiated from our competitors by our ability to combine skills to tackle particularly complex or unusual problems and help our clients to build an integrated vision with a full dedication to develop successful and sustainable places.

With a well-established landscape architecture business, we offer our clients a full range of services including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Concept design to planning

  • Detail design for construction

  • Masterplanning

  • Visualisations/3D Modelling

  • Design guidelines and standard methodology

  • Feasibility studies and area strategies

  • Strategic planning and policy review

Our landscape architecture teams work side by side with a wide range of Arup’s other specialist fields, including urban design, ecology, town planning, digital technology, engineering, cost consulting and project management.

Specific term: 18 Months

Closing Date: 6 November 2020

The Role

We’re currently looking for a BIM and/or GIS technician to work alongside our landscape designers and planners, with experience particularly in using Revit software. Working within the landscape architectural team the individual is encouraged to innovate, tackle problems and take account of a wide range of issues including regeneration, the environment and public health. The duties within this role will mainly be 3D modelling and integration in Revit and other CAD platforms, GIS and CAD data preparation, data management, analysis, mapping and visualisation on our projects. Typical types of project that the individual will be involved on in the office include:

  • Masterplanning of housing developments and mixed-used developments

  • Designing and planning many different outside spaces including public parks, public spaces, and green corridors, from concept stage through to detailed design and construction.

Requirements and skills

The BIM technician will have at least two years experience of using Revit and other 3D modelling software. They would preferably also have professional qualifications in GIS with 2 years’ experience of working with ESRI ArcGIS v10.3.

Crucial Skills and Knowledge:

  • Full working knowledge of Revit and CAD e.g. AutoCAD or Microstation.

  • Some experience of ESRI ArcGIS v10.3

  • Experience of drawing and/or map production, including digitising, editing and translating designs into integrated models

  • Good communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience working on design projects

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • A good understanding of spatial data processing, analysis and visualisation

  • Experience of working on large infrastructure projects

  • Knowledge of QA and drawing standards

  • Use of FME for conversion between GIS and CAD

  • Experience of working in wider 3D software packages e.g. Civil 3D, Sketchup/Rhino, ArcGIS Pro

  • Use of Photoshop / Illustrator

  • Background or interest in Landscape Architecture / Design

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Equality and diversity

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.