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AECOM Architectural BIM Lead in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

We have an opening for an Architectural BIM Lead for a large complex leisure and culture project. You would lead and coordinate with all of the disciplines Architecture, MEP, Structures, and our international BIM delivery team.

Serves as a capable professional in an architectural design team, creating, developing and finalizing production work on projects with minimal direction and supervision of a Senior Architect or designated senior team member.

Core Accountabilities

  1. BIM Model and Drawing production (in accordance with BIM Execution Plan & BIM standards compliance, completeness & accuracy)

  2. BIM Model and Drawing co-ordination (within Architecture & Cross Discipline).

  3. Guiding and management of junior staff

Job Duties

Project/Design Responsibilities

  1. Organises own and others work to achieve set deadlines

  2. Independently checks the completeness & accuracy of own work prior to review by the Senior Architect or designated senior team member

  3. Prepares BIM models and drawings and co-ordinates using Navisworks and other coordination software

  4. Adopts creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and, undertakes appropriate research and develops documentation to support these solutions

  5. Follows specific, standardized procedures to achieve set results and deadlines (as set out by Senior Architect or Senior Team member)

  6. Proactively checks and coordinates project BIM models and drawings and ensure they meet Client requirements and Industry Standards and project BIM Execution Plans

  7. Ensures accuracy and quality of discipline BIM model information, presentation, and coordination

  8. Takes accountability for own work and work performed by all team members under their supervision

  9. Prepares various schedules such as walls, partitions, doors, louvres & finishes and carries out QAQC

  10. Collaborates/communicates with other disciplines regarding coordination issues and common BIM model development tasks

  11. Regularly reviews and checks their own deliverables for accuracy, efficiency and thoroughness ensuring delivery is as per Client requirements and Industry standards

  12. Works with the team to communicate, solve, and update BIM models for coordination and design issues.

  13. Communicates with clarity, purpose and accuracy

  14. Determines solutions, methods and procedures on assignments to deliver products & services

  15. Provides guidance to junior staff


  1. Keeps abreast of the latest software/ techniques to increase productivity

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualification

  1. Bachelor of Architecture or Diploma in Architectural Technology

  2. International Accreditations (CIAT or equivalent)

Specific Skills Required

Project/Design Responsibilities

  1. Ability to fulfil all the above duties and responsibilities

  2. Good technical knowledge of practice line discipline

  3. Advanced understanding of the design process and interfaces between design disciplines

  4. Proficiency in Autodesk Revit, Autodesk BIM 360, Navisworks, presentation software and working on projects in a BIM environment

  5. Develops BIM content based on BIM modelling standards and as outlined in BEP

  6. Knowledgeable of Industry BIM standards, processes and general approaches

  7. Knowledge to set-up the configuration and administration of projects for respective discipline in Revit and AutoCAD

  8. Performs BIM model QA/QC checks on projects according to established and company standards to ensure accuracy and quality of discipline models

  9. Ability to extract, manipulate, validate and present BIM model information as required

  10. Implement BIM modelling techniques and processes to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the production process e.g. scripts


  1. Flexibility of attitude towards company objectives

  2. Project experience

  3. Must be detail-oriented, consistent and highly accurate in the work

  4. Must be a team player, have a positive attitude, and be a self-starter

  5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  6. Ability and motivated to update skills and expertise through continuing professional development (CPD) initiatives

  7. Detailed knowledge of AECOM’s standards, policies, codes and procedures

  8. Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value

Managerial Skills

  1. Ability and will to guide and provide support to junior staff members

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes)

  1. Leads by example – Treats each person fairly and able to work effectively with others. Earns trust and respect of colleagues

  2. Bias to listen and communicate – Communicates with clarity and purpose. Listens and learns from others

  3. Safety and integrity always – Operates with the highest standards of integrity. Makes safety a priority.

  4. Collaborative – Supports colleagues and works across teams to efficiently deliver products and services

  5. Innovative – Researches industry trends and shares new ideas to address client needs and objectives

  6. Client-focused – Develops an understanding of client’s business, and makes the connection to AECOM’s service offerings

  7. Demands excellence – Proactively looks for opportunities to add value and produces high-quality work

  8. Accountable – Ensures tasks are completed in a timely manner, objectives met and takes accountability for results

  9. Makes fact-based decisions – Identifies, understands and follows relevant procedures. Takes action based on facts, not assumptions

  10. Leads change – Shows optimism while navigating change

Preferred Qualifications


  • Minimum 10+ years post undergraduate experience

  • Experience on large complex buildings projects

  • Must have a leisure or culture background

  • Previous experience coordinating with all of the disciplines Architecture, MEP, Structures

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Building Engineering

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252986BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.