Architype is recruiting: BIM Information Managers


Architype is seeking to recruit a new BIM Information Manager to support a number of exciting new projects across the UK.

As a BIM Information Manager, you must be passionate about BIM and Information Management. You must be a team player, eager to learn and passionate about the built environment

You will come from an architectural, engineering or construction background and understand why BIM is causing disruption in the construction industry. You must be passionate about the importance of Information Management through a CDE and be capable of leading the implementation and delivery of digital solutions across our projects.  

You would be ‘based’ in any of our three offices in Edinburgh, London and Hereford, but will be working on projects across the whole practice. You will be expected to work remotely for the foreseeable future, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but will be fully supported and integrated into our team.

Working culture at Architype is creative and caring. We work in a collaborative and supportive way that encourages fresh ideas and career progression, and we support flexible working for all. 

About Architype

We are an award-winning Architectural practice collaborating across three studios in Hereford, London and Edinburgh. 

We have steadily grown over the last 35 years and are now a team of 55, with a rich history of pioneering low carbon design and a clear focus on how buildings work for people and the planet. We design homes, schools, visitor centres, universities, archives and a wide range of public buildings. Our consultancy service PERFORM+ allows us to share our insight and expertise with clients.

We employ Architects, Engineers, Certified Passivhaus Designers, Researchers and Makers.

We operate under an Employee Ownership model. Employees currently own 30% of Architype, with a commitment to be majority employee owned in the future. 

Working culture at Architype is creative and caring. We work in a collaborative and supportive way that encourages fresh ideas and career progression, and we support flexible working for all. 

We have won the AJ100 Sustainable Practice of the Year award three times and are currently shortlisted for AJ100 Practice of the Year.We have been shortlisted for AJ100 Employer of the Year three times and won the Building Magazine Employer of the Year in 2016. Architype is an equal opportunities employer. 

The BIM Information Manager Role

Job Role & Responsibilities:

Your role as BIM Information Manager will involve working and liaising with the complete construction supply chain through the life cycle of a project.

  • Developing, implementing and supporting BIM vision, strategic aspirations, documentation, processes and protocols for a variety of clients and projects.
  • Running Information Management projects for a variety of clients, including administering the Common Data Environment (CDE) across a range of projects.
  • Use either Solibri or Navisworks for clash detection & Data checking.
  • Exporting & federating COBie spreadsheets for construction projects.
  • Attend and run client meetings.
  • Keeping abreast of relevant legislative changes, industry issues and developments in best practice.
  • Positively contributing to and participating in internal/external training initiatives. 
  • Assist internal project teams review, comment and agree the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) with the client and consultants 
  • Proactive team member, willing to learn and contribute to the wider Architype team.
  • Support the business development team with prospects including technical qualification, preparation, scope of works and delivery of effective demonstrations and technical presentations.

Job Specification


  • Experience of working in the construction industry.
  • You will be expected to have at least 2+ years’ experience working in an Information Management or BIM related role. 
  • You will also be expected to have proven competence the following softwares. Revit, Solibri or Navisworks & Microsoft Office applications.
  • Fluency and experience with BIM collaborative working processes (UK BIM Framework, BS EN ISO 19650).
  • Familiarity with the Uniclass 2015 Classification System 
  • High standard of proficiency in oral and written communication as well as excellent interpersonal and client facing skills.


  • Confident user of NBS Specification Software.
  • Experience in carrying out BIM technical document review, analysis and audits
  • It would be advantageous if you have first-hand experience in a client-side environment and understand their procedures & documents.
  • Familiarity with the impending requirements of the incoming Building Safety Bill.

This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a desire to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a team. As well as technical competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses excellent communication skills, has strong commercial awareness and will provide a premium service to our clients.


  • Salary depending on experience 
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) 
  • 37.5 hour week – flexible working possible 
  • Pension benefits of 3% employer contribution and access to a company health scheme 
  • Opportunity to join an Employee Owned Practice and one committed to employee training and development 
  • Opportunity to work with a team who care about people and the planet 

What to do next

Please send an email outlining how you meet the criteria and your CV to marked ‘BIM Information Manager’.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 11th September. The interview dates will be in the week commencing 21st September.

Note that all applications will be treated in accordance with our GDPR Policy.  Please review our privacy noticebefore applying.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via video conference.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we are sorry to not be able to respond to all applications. If you do not hear from us after the interview date stated above please assume that you have been unsuccessful. 

Note that all applications will be treated in accordance with our GDPR policy.