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A BIM technician is responsible for using IT technology to provide an accurate representation of a building or civil engineering project, not just from a structural point of view but also in terms of how it will be used.


Average salaries are in the region of £30,000.00 to £50,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

A BIM technician is responsible for using IT technology to provide an accurate representation of a building or civil engineering project, not just from a structural point of view but also in terms of how it will be used.

What they do

CAD tools enable the production of computer-based 3D representations of proposed projects. Building Information Modelling (BIM) takes this further by considering other important factors such as the end project’s functions, components, construction and maintenance.

The BIM technician’s job is to take the information that was previously spread across multiple sets of drawings and produce one set of computer models.

In doing so, the BIM technician pulls together information from multiple teams and disciplines and creates a model that is used for everything from construction to long term management of the completed facility.

As a BIM Technician, you would be:

  • Meeting/liaising with design teams and other professionals
  • Assisting engineers with drawing production
  • Production of structural models, drawings and schedules using Autodesk REVIT and BIM
  • Designing technical solutions for buildings and other structures
  • Scanning/inputting information form other sources
  • Making sure all documents are accurate

Hours & Salary

  • Newly trained BIM technicians can earn in the region of £25,000-£30,000
  • Trained with experience BIM technicians can earn in the region of £30,000-£50,000
  • Senior, chartered or master BIM technicians can earn in the region of £45,000-£60,000

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 

A typical working week would be standard office working hours, Monday-Friday, but there may be times where you'll need to work late, especially in more senior roles. 


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Qualifications & Training

What qualifications or subjects do I need for this role?

There are a number of routes that can lead to a position as BIM technician but most will require a degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as architecture, construction, architectural technology or similar.

You will also be expected to be experienced in relevant design software such as Autodesk Revit, Microstation 3D or AutoCAD Civil 3D (there are others).

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Career trends and forecasts

16,690 additional staff needed

The UK construction industry will need an additional 16,690 other construction professionals and technical staff (which includes BIM technicians) to meet demand between 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). 

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