BIM Modeller

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The Role

The University of Cambridge's Estates Division is looking to recruit a BIM Modeller to join and support the Estate Data Team. This Team is responsible for the production, co-ordination and upkeep of the University's core spatial data, which includes management of CAD, BIM and GIS data for locations, sites, buildings, floors and spaces.

The Estates Division has invested a significant amount of time and money in establishing the foundations for using BIM across the capital programme; standards and processes are in place and being used successfully on major projects e.g., £300M Ray Dolby Centre will be a rich source of building and asset information.

The capital programme is expected to be around £800M over the next 5 years.

The challenge is to manage and maintain this ever increasing digital data and to provide a well structured digital representation of the estate which can be used to support operational activities.

Reporting to the Estate Data Manager, you will work collaboratively with colleagues in the Estate Data Team and others to create and manage virtual models of buildings and other structures.

You will be responsible for maintaining the library of 3D Models and coordinating with departments and internal teams to ensure that all components of the models are up to date.

You will work with architects, engineers, and other construction professionals to ensure that the models they create meet the specific needs of the University.

The role will be expected to advance the use of BIM data within Estates and to develop innovative data visualisations, and applications that influence business processes.

About You

You will be highly organised and detail oriented with demonstrable experience of BIM Modelling and a have strong portfolio of work.

In addition to having proficiency in Autodesk Revit and Navisworks, you will have expert knowledge of COBie and other information exchange formats, as well as a working knowledge of other BIM software such as Solibri etc.

For this role you will need good interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills which will help you with your ability to work within a team, plan and manage work activities, communicate and prioritise workloads.


Educated to at least HNC/HND Level in an Architectural discipline or relevant building industry qualification, ideally with advanced certifications in Autodesk Revit.

Benefits of working at the University of Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities;
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries)
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates Division on

Please quote reference XM40253 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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