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Geotechnical Digital Modeller

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Birmingham, Manchester, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  02-05 years
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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.

Main Function of Job

The key responsibility for a Geotechnical Digital Modeller role is to support the Geotechnical Team in day to day development, establishment and implementation of BIM within the Geotechnical Team on the various projects. The Geotechnical Digital Modeller is required to possess strong computer CAD/BIM and technical skills to support and oversee the production of 3D/2D dimensional models, technical and quality checking and control, coordination and constructability analysis. The Geotechnical Digital Modeller must also have a knowledge of Geotechnical Engineering solutions.


Main Duties

Working in collaboration with our designers, the Geotechnical Digital Modeller will be involved in a variety of tasks such as:

  • Support the Geotechnical Team in day to day BIM implementation activities.
  • Provide progress and performance updates on fortnightly and monthly basis.
  • Undertake the role of Model Manager.
  • Undertake the role of Lead Engineer for the Geotechnical Team as required.
  • Oversee and develop where applicable analysis, calculations and 3D Design models and extract 2D geometry for review and submission.
  • Implementation of CDM and design requirements
  • Produce 3D/2D dimensional models required for drawing preparation, reporting and presentation.
  • Prepare engineering drawings e.g. general arrangements, layouts, profiles, sections etc
  • Ensure model(s) are delivered in accordance with the agreed level of detail. information requirements and CDE protocol.
  • Perform quality assurance and control checks on models and ensure geometrical, non-geometrical information and technical compliance with the Project requirements.
  • Export, federate, perform clash detection and provide visual walkthroughs of models.
  • Review, monitor and report on the development of clash interference and fully coordinated models.
  • Update 3D/2D models in accordance with instructions given by the Geotechnical Lead for internal and external Design coordination, technical and value engineering activities.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Design.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Digital Modelling.
  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary Design workflows and understanding of 3D coordination process.
  • Background either from a Consultant or Contractor on Infrastructure Transportation Project. 
  • Experience with either International and/or British BIM Standards.




  • Possess excellent English written skills.
  • Possess excellent English oral communication skill with an ability to form effective relationships with Project delivery team, Client and Contractor under time pressure.
  • 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, OpenRoads, AutoCAD, 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.