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AECOM Discipline BIM Lead - Electrical in Centurion, South Africa

Company Description

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Job Description

Performs complex BIM or Plant Data Centric assignments involving the use of multiple application platforms, such as Revit, Intergraph SmartPlant, Plant 3D, etc. software, to achieve set results and deadlines

Team Role and Responsibilities:

  • Look after the development and growth of the SA Electrical Specialised Modelling team. (From here on referred to as ‘the Team’).

  • Lead the Team, determining project load for each member and assigning projects based on their specific skills. (Choose the right modeller for the job.)

  • Utilize BIM modelling to develop plans, details, elevations, and sections, to accurately convey design documentation to the required LOD of the project to the project team.

  • Securing EC work for the Team.

  • Forecasting utilization of the Team to business line management.

  • Ensure the Team is up to date with the latest BIM standards and best practices.

  • Ensuring staff have timeous access to the tools and equipment they need.

  • Provide the necessary training and guidance to the Team and assist in the development of integration and development plans.

  • Implementing quality assurance and control of the Teams work.

  • Optimize workflows and resource assignment for efficient operation.

  • Perform annual P&R assessments on the Team.

  • Undertake all HR managerial requirements for the Team as are required from time to time.

  • Supporting the career development, coaching and mentoring of the Team.

  • Overseeing Manhour budgets and reporting to the project managers / interfaces.

  • Recruiting of resources for the Team including as required, including job descriptions, screening, interviewing and employee onboarding.

Personal Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize at least 50% of your time contributing to the designs of billable projects.

  • Keep up to date on electrical codes and standards and related design software applications.

  • Evaluate and research new BIM related software and technologies, while seeking out new training opportunities and moving team forward into implementing Revit MEP as a standard for modelling.

  • Develop and communicate lean processes to deliver effective and efficient projects for to the agreed LOD of the project.

  • Ensuring that BIM execution plans are implemented for each project.

  • Leading meetings to identify project tasks and resolve issues.

  • Identifying and together with the Electrical BIM Coordinator, developing MEP REVIT Content including new Family and customisation of existing Family content.

Typical scopes of work undertaken by the Team:

  • Modelling of Electrical ICT and Instrumentation Installations in REVIT, and other software modelling packages as determined by the requirements of the client.

  • Detailed Electrical Drafting / Modelling of LV and MV including the development and checking of :

  • Load Lists

  • Single Line Diagrams

  • Network Diagrams

  • Electrical Schematic Diagrams

  • Modelling of Electrical and ICT installation requirements.

  • Hazardous Areas

  • Cable Routing

  • Cable Sizing

  • Lighting modelling and layouts.

  • Small power Layouts

  • Earthing system details and layouts.


  • 10+ years working experience.

  • Proficient in REVIT MEP

  • Revit Certification.

  • AutoCAD

  • Autodesk REVIT Advanced preferential

Additional Information

Personal attributes, qualities or competencies needed:

  • Independent worker, deadline oriented, committed and driven individual.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10095896

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Hybrid