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Senior Technician - Bridges - London (2439) in London at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

Our experts design and supervise the construction of all types, from smaller, architectural footbridges like the Ponte Della Musica in Rome, to major bridge crossings such as the River Wear Crossing.

Working closely with our infrastructure design teams, we have designed and supervised the construction of dozens of bridges, underpasses, cut and cover tunnel and culverts in many countries over the past decade. We provide input into the design of roads and railways, into the viability of major infrastructure projects and their environmental impact.

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Our Bridge group are looking for an experienced, proactive character, with the ability to take the lead in challenging situations and the confidence to question and challenge engineers regarding structural details, project time frames and coordination.

 What will I be doing?

  • Become a Project lead Technician on a number of projects, taking responsibility for production of design/drafting solutions in some instances in collaboration with our wider Structural and Infrastructure teams.
  • Ensuring quality and delivery of all drawing and modelling work to agreed project programmes.
  • Develop concept ideas and sketches into drawing details and diagrams.
  • Assist in the development of the BIM systems and procedures to ensure that all project operating plans is used effectively.
  • Understand and proactively amend BIM Execution Plans 
  • Assist in developing and implementing BIM/Revit standards and adapt to specific project standards
  • Provide BIM/Revit quality control of all projects, including model maintenance and reviews and application of best practices.

What will I bring to the role?

  • Typically 10 years relevant industry experience as a civil/structural engineering technician able to show a good general broad knowledge of civil/structural engineering design
  • To be able to show recent experience of working on bridge structures incorporating 3D modelling.
  • Revit experience is essential, including setting out and modelling of complex curved structures, family creation and large model management with knowledge and experience of producing COBie tables.
  • Experience of working on major projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to prepare high quality General Arrangement and Detail drawings for the various project stages from concept to construction including bridge specific details such as:
    • bearing schedules
    • bridge setting out
    • steelwork detailing and connections
    • reinforced concrete drawings

Required software:

  • AutoCAD up to release 2016 (or beyond)
  • Revit 2018
  • Microsoft Office suite 2016

Desirable Skills:

  • Preparing reinforcement and bar bending schedules
  • Site experience
  • Managing and checking sub-consultants drawing work e.g. reinforcement detailing

Desirable knowledge of additional software:

  • Inventor
  • Dynamo (link with REVIT)
  • Rhino (with or without Grasshopper)
  • Civils 3D
  • Bentley (Microstation)

For more information on our Bridges team please visit our website:

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.  We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.