Building Information Manager at Transport for London
What does a BIM Manager do?
As a Building Information Modelling (BIM) manager for Transport for London you’ll have influence over how money is spent on projects managed by project management colleagues and supplied by Infrastructure companies and other suppliers. The finances involved can be up to £10 million in value. That’s a lot of responsibility, so you’ll know your stuff.
You may be managing project teams or virtual teams where information models are being made, used or worked on. As part of your job you’ll be working closely with engineers, sponsors, contractors and other managers. Your leadership, negotiation and people skills will be matched by your technical knowledge (which could include 3D design, quantity surveying, engineering principles and a range of skills that go into Building Information Modelling).
Here are some of the key responsibilities you’d take on:
- Making sure that any collaboration on a project is performed smoothly and consistently. You’ll step up to spot risks and influence actions if any part of the project doesn’t match rules and regulations
- Making sure that suppliers and their supply chain have everything they need to deliver their side of the project, and are able to do their job safely on time and in budget
- Making sure everyone has the technology they need to work with
- Capturing the needed information each time a big decision needs to be made, and sharing that with suppliers and whoever else might need to know.
Making decisions is a big part of your role. Decision making as a BIM manager can involve:
- Helping to choose suppliers based on how well they can deliver the information a project or programme needs
- Assessing the skills and suitability of people chosen to produce and modify components in an information model
- Using your initiative and good judgement when responding to emerging situations – this could include deciding when it’s needed to contact senior managers and engineers about urgent or serious issues.
Usually, you’ll work full-time hours, five days a week.