KTP Associate for BIM - based Automated Compliance Checking in Highways Engineering

£32,000 - £32,000

Manchester, Greater Manchester - 30 months

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Job description

This role is an exciting opportunity for candidates with a degree (high level 2.1 or above) in either Engineering, Surveying, Architecture and Built Environment, Mathematics, Computer Science, Finance, Economy or Management related disciplines with a good understanding of digital technologies, digital application development process, requirement capturing and analysis, and management and IT systems in the Built Environment. Preferably a Postgraduate with an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM), process improvement and digital construction.

Key skills required include:

Understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital construction
Analytical problem solving and basic statistics
Understanding of object-oriented programming in Python, C++ or C#
Understanding of BIM application development environment
Understanding of databases and database management
Understanding of modelling data for efficient transmission and distributed storage.
Experience:

Essential:

Development of digital applications, particularly BIM-based applications.
Design and/or construction management.
Work in a commercial environment (including placement year).
Desirable

Requirement capturing and analysis.
Knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
Risk and WH&S management.
Background knowledge of business particularly in the Built Environment would be an advantage.
Experience in working cross-functionally, communicating persuasively and regularly is highly desirable.
Personal attributes:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proactive attitude to cope with the typical day-to-day challenges encountered in working in a technology-based industry, finding original solutions that will be crucial to deliver the project with the necessary high levels of innovation
Work independently on own initiative as and when required with excellent time management skills.
Project management skills either in an academic or industrial environment are desirable
Self-motivated and confident with good persuasion and negotiation skills.
Fit in with the organisational culture and present a positive image of the company to clients.

Additional Benefits:

Up to £5000 for personal and professional development for the duration of the project.
Ashorne Hill Management and Ledership Training.
Pension provision.
Potential for a hybrid work arrangements.
Potential to be employed with the company after completion of the project (depending on performance).
This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited and Innovate UK-KTN. It is essential you understand how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you secure this position. To learn more please visit: www.aston.ac.uk/ktp

The Company: Arcadis Consulting (UK) delivers design, engineering and consultancy solutions for the natural and built environment, operating mainly in construction, project and asset management associated with buildings, rail, water, highways and aviation. Arcadis delivers projects in accordance with national Health and Safety legislation and specifically CDM2015. More about the company: https://www.arcadis.com/en-gb

Aston University: You will work in a project team with Dr Tala Kasim, Dr Maxwell Antwi-Afari and Dr Algan Tezel from College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University, and the Senior Management Team at Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited with the support of the IUK’s Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

Location: You will be based predominantly at Arcadis Consulting (UK) in Manchester but will also have access to facilities at Aston University in central Birmingham. Some travel to key clients may also be required.

For informal enquiries about this role please contact Dr Tala Kasim, Lecturer, Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, E-mail: t.kasim@aston.ac.uk

Project description

This KTP project aims to create a Building Information Modelling (BIM)-based automated health and safety rule and code compliance checking system, within the companies Construction (Design and Management) aligned Design Risk Management processes, to improve the health and safety performance and information management of infrastructure engineering design in the construction industry.

About the business

Arcadis Consulting (UK) delivers design, engineering and consultancy solutions for the natural and built environment, operating mainly in construction, project and asset management associated with buildings, rail, water, highways and aviation. Arcadis delivers projects in accordance with national Health and Safety legislation and specifically CDM2015. More about the company: https://www.arcadis.com/en-gb

Infrastructure & Sustainable Engineering

Engineering

A degree (high level 2.1 or above) in either Engineering, Surveying, Architecture and Built Environment, Mathematics, Computer Science, Finance, Economy or Management related disciplines.

17 January 2023

15 February 2023

0021-23


This role is an exciting opportunity for candidates with a degree (high level 2.1 or above) in either Engineering, Surveying, Architecture and Built Environment, Mathematics, Computer Science, Finance, Economy or Management related disciplines with a good understanding of digital technologies, digital application development process, requirement capturing and analysis, and management and IT systems in the Built Environment. Preferably a Postgraduate with an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM), process improvement and digital construction.

Key skills required include:

Understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital construction
Analytical problem solving and basic statistics
Understanding of object-oriented programming in Python, C++ or C#
Understanding of BIM application development environment
Understanding of databases and database management
Understanding of modelling data for efficient transmission and distributed storage.
Experience:

Essential:

Development of digital applications, particularly BIM-based applications.
Design and/or construction management.
Work in a commercial environment (including placement year).
Desirable

Requirement capturing and analysis.
Knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
Risk and WH&S management.
Background knowledge of business particularly in the Built Environment would be an advantage.
Experience in working cross-functionally, communicating persuasively and regularly is highly desirable.
Personal attributes:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proactive attitude to cope with the typical day-to-day challenges encountered in working in a technology-based industry, finding original solutions that will be crucial to deliver the project with the necessary high levels of innovation
Work independently on own initiative as and when required with excellent time management skills.
Project management skills either in an academic or industrial environment are desirable
Self-motivated and confident with good persuasion and negotiation skills.
Fit in with the organisational culture and present a positive image of the company to clients.

Additional Benefits:

Up to £5000 for personal and professional development for the duration of the project.
Ashorne Hill Management and Ledership Training.
Pension provision.
Potential for a hybrid work arrangements.
Potential to be employed with the company after completion of the project (depending on performance).
This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited and Innovate UK-KTN. It is essential you understand how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you secure this position. To learn more please visit: www.aston.ac.uk/ktp

The Company: Arcadis Consulting (UK) delivers design, engineering and consultancy solutions for the natural and built environment, operating mainly in construction, project and asset management associated with buildings, rail, water, highways and aviation. Arcadis delivers projects in accordance with national Health and Safety legislation and specifically CDM2015. More about the company: https://www.arcadis.com/en-gb

Aston University: You will work in a project team with Dr Tala Kasim, Dr Maxwell Antwi-Afari and Dr Algan Tezel from College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University, and the Senior Management Team at Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited with the support of the IUK’s Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

Location: You will be based predominantly at Arcadis Consulting (UK) in Manchester but will also have access to facilities at Aston University in central Birmingham. Some travel to key clients may also be required.

For informal enquiries about this role please contact Dr Tala Kasim, Lecturer, Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, E-mail: t.kasim@aston.ac.uk