KTP Associate for BIM - based Automated Compliance Checking in Highways Engineering (0021-23)

Aston University
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:£32,000
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (30 month
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KTP Associate for BIM - based Automated Compliance Checking in Highways


Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng Location: 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Salary: £32,000 per annum Contract Type: Fixed Term (30 months)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 30 January 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 0021-23 Release Date: Monday 16 January 2023

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.

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.

Candidate Profile : 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.

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:


  • 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: [email protected]

    Further details: Job Details University Information

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    Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter https:// www. ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https: // www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

    As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

    If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at [email protected]

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