Digital Engineer - BIM

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Manchester, Birmingham, , GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.

We currently have an opportunity for a Digital Engineer – BIM to join our growing engineering team. This position would suit a committed and ambitious digital engineer who can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in growing a dynamic, high performing team.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design High Speed rail infrastructure, Metros, Light Rail and conventional rail in the UK and overseas and will have significant exposure to Bentley OpenRoads and/or Microstation software. The eventual post-holder will be joining a growing team of UK engineers delivering projects for a diverse portfolio of UK clients. 

This role can be based from either our York, Manchester, Birmingham or Reading offices and there is the opportunity to follow a blended model of working from home and occasionally in the office. 

The key responsibility for a Digital Engineer is to support the Alliance BIM Manager and Digital Engineering Manager in development, establishment and implementation. The Digital Engineer is required to possess strong computer CAD/BIM and technical skills to support and oversee the management of 3D/2D dimensional models, technical and quality checking and control, coordination and constructability analysis.

Main Duties

  • Working in collaboration with our designers and contract partners, the Digital Engineer will be involved in a variety of tasks such as:
  • Supporting the Design Integration Team, BIM Production Manager, GIS Specialists and Production Team(s) in Design implementation activities
  • Providing progress and performance updates to the Digital Engineering Manager on a regular basis
  • Integration of BIM and Information Management activities within Design Integration and Quality Assurance Teams
  • Recording, storing and maintaining all formal correspondences related to BIM, Quality and Coordination activities 
  • Supporting the deployment (hardware and software), troubleshooting and provide hands-on BIM/CAD software training for Project team members.
  • Review, monitor and report on the development of BIM/CAD models and 2D deliverables including relationships with BIM models and client’s asset requirements 
  • Ensuring model(s) are delivered in accordance with the agreed level of detail, information need, TIDP, MIDP and CDE protocol.  
  •  Ensuring the quality compliance for all package submissions is delivered in accordance with project standards and requirements
  • Performing quality assurance and control checks on models and ensuring geometrical, non-geometrical information and technical compliance with the Project requirements
  • Performing take offs and validating data to schedules for design and commercial activities
  • Exporting, federating and performing clash detection and providing visual walkthroughs of models for reporting and presentation purposes 
  • Reviewing, monitoring and reporting on the development of clash interference and fully coordinated models  
  • Supporting BIM and CAD models including 2D deliverables compliance with the project safety standards and CDM regulations and supporting the identification and mitigation of hazards in designs.
  • Supporting and performing Design coordination, technical, value engineering and constructability activities 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Design or Construction 
  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary Design workflows and understanding of BIM and CAD production and coordination process 
  • Experience with either International and/or British BIM and CAD Standards and Project implementation 
  • HNC+ in relevant disciplines 


  • An excellent communicator with an ability to form effective relationships with Project delivery team, Clients and Contractors
  • Excellent working knowledge of all PC based Windows environments and Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficient in a range of authoring, scripting, design review, coordination, simulations and collaboration applications e.g. Microstation, AECOsim, Open Roads, Power Rail, Navigator, ProjectWise, etc. 

Special Circumstances

  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to travel to Client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required
  • Able to undertake overseas assignments where required 
  • Perform other duties assigned by their line manager from time to time.


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.