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We’re looking for people to join our industry-leading Creative Technologies team. We’re growing, and we’re looking to increase both our capacity and our capability.

The role of BIM Automation Specialist is a great opportunity to join us.

Bryden Wood are leaders in Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and the Creative Technologies team are specialists in design automation.

We aren’t software developers, but we do make software ;)

We’re building web-based technologies for configuration and design automation that are changing the way transport, homes, education, and industrial projects are delivered. Our approach is about making the process of designing buildings not just faster, but smarter.

The role

You will work as part of our BIM Automation group, in Creative Technologies. You will be responsible to an Associate and one junior Director in the team, and you’ll work with other Junior and Senior Computational Designers across multiple, parallel projects.

Projects in Creative Technologies typically involve teams of six to ten people and we stitch together a range of computational design strands. BIM Automation connects directly to our algorithmic processes via our front and back-end development work and is an integral part of our design automation approach.

As well as working closely with your core colleagues, you will be expected to engage with – and be empathetic to – the other complementary aspects of our projects.

About you

We’re looking for someone passionate about changing the way in which design of the built environment is done. Technical skills are important, but we also value your approach, attitude, outlook and desire to help shape our vision. We aren’t necessarily looking for the ‘finished article’ – we will support you to become an integral part of our team so that we can achieve success together.

Skills

  • As a minimum, we’re looking for extensive experience in the advanced use of Revit, including the following:
    • Revit + Dynamo
    • Revit API
    • Plugin development with C#
  • We deploy our BIM automation technology using Autodesk Forge APIs and the BIM360 cloud platform, so understanding of them will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of other programming languages and 3D software will be beneficial:
    • Rhino and Grasshopper
    • Python
  • It would be beneficial to have further knowledge of, and familiarity with, industry approaches to UK BIM processes:
    • Open BIM standards (IFC et al)
    • 1192 processes and procedures
  • We are looking for someone with relevant and demonstratable practice experience. Related academic (or equivalent) qualifications and achievements would also be an advantage.
  • We are a collaborative team – all development work is carried out as part of a group. So we will look for experience of collaborative and agile working practices and collaborative coding platforms.

Interview process

We want the interview process to be thorough, but not overwhelming. The goal is for us to find the right person, but also for you to find a place in which you can thrive.

Successful candidates will be invited to a minimum two-stage process.

The first stage is a discussion with the Creative Technologies lead, Phil Langley. The purpose of this is to introduce applicants further to the team’s approach and set-up, to talk in more detail about the role and to discuss your CV, portfolio and level of experience.

The second will be a meeting with a representative group from across the team so that you can meet some potential colleagues. This session will be used to discuss more technical aspects of the role. While there won’t be a coding test, we may ask you to provide supporting material to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience.

Location

UK or EU.

The Creative Technologies team is (notionally) based in London but we are currently operating remotely. Bryden Wood has EU locations in Barcelona and Milan and it is possible for team members to be employed via these offices. There is considerable flexibility – in the short and long term – for team members to work both in the UK and across the EU.