BIM Manager

Arup Group Seattle , WA 98113

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Excellence Leaves a Lasting Impression: Bring Your Vision to shape a better world.

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world. The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs 14,000 people globally. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. Adapting to the ever changing environment, our work is focused on ambitiously reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities. Arup is rising to these new challenges: by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world.

Our Seattle office is seeking an experienced MEP BIM Manager to contribute to a variety of exciting buildings projects. This opportunity will develop our BIM expertise for delivery on multi-disciplinary projects with the focus on Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP). This role is both a leader of people and delivers on projects.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Subject Matter Expertise

  • Prepare and maintain BIM models to allow simultaneous production by a large multi-person team without loss of productivity.

  • Regularly review BIM model content, checking for errors and inconsistencies in the work of others, keeping files as small as possible through a systematic management process.

  • Create and own the multidisciplinary spatial coordination responsibility for all building services projects in 3D, taking into account coordination with structural, architectural, and civil components.

  • Create modeling protocols that allow for export of Revit content to analysis and visualization software and to other BIM software such as Rhino

  • Set up and maintain architectural models to ensure speed of production and to highlight changes to the rest of the team.


  • Develop BIM management capabilities in other BIM technicians.

  • Participate in candidate selection to meet business needs

  • Proactive leadership with the team

  • Help teach engineers and new technicians the software skills necessary to be successful in their jobs

Project Delivery:

  • Collaborate with Owners, Clients and Contractors to develop project BIM Execution Plans and facilitate their implementation into projects

  • Create automated schedules, sections, views, enlarged plans, and single lines arising from Revit database content for Revit MEP.

  • Use Navisworks to coordinate BIM model with all design team members from other trades and demonstrate conflicts which must be resolved.

  • Run BIM coordination meetings with other BIM technicians and engineers to resolve conflicts.

  • Be responsible for BIM file management for multiple projects, including file naming, versioning, viewports, paper sheet setup, scripts, etc, along with management of file transfer protocols in an organized fashion.

  • Take responsibility for own work produced to a high standard, as well as the work of the entire BIM team.

  • Ensure outputs meet the required standards and meet agreed deadlines.

  • Develop engineer's concepts and sketches into accurate models and drawings, through direct communications

  • Create Revit families from scratch or adapt existing families to project needs.

  • Perform BIM production in Revit MEP.

  • Manage submissions and ensure proper QA/QC protocols are implemented


  • 7 years of experience coordinating/managing Building Information Models.

  • Assoc/BS/MS degree in Engineering, Architecture, or similar building design profession would be useful, but not absolutely necessary

  • Expertise with Revit MEP as demonstrated by sophisticated use of software beyond just modeling 3D content.

  • Knowledge of Navisworks required; knowledge of Dynamo, Grasshopper, 360 Glue, or other parametric, fabrication or coordination tools a plus

  • Experience in 3D design and coordination of multiple trades.

  • Ability and willingness to learn new programs as required by individual projects.

  • Familiarity with calculation capabilities of Revit MEP and interoperability between Revit and other software programs.

  • Experience with training and managing a BIM team.


  • Familiarity with working in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction environment under deadlines and with multiple disciplines contributing to BIM models.

  • Good communication skills are essential for team-based working and for teaching others about best practices in the BIM environment.

  • Oral and written English skills sufficient to produce coordination assessment reports for the client and to represent Arup at in-person BIM model coordination meetings with the client.

  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent team leadership, consensus-building, and creative alternative-generation skills for driving to solutions with team buy-in, while listening for needs of each individual discipline.

  • Must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges.

  • Able to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines

  • Proactively check resource data and work of self and others

  • Ability to conceptualize and design practical solutions

  • Organized and detail oriented

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.

Arup offers an outstanding benefits package including healthcare, GRRSP match, time off and profit share.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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