Detroit, MI, US

Operating Sector:  Civil East

BIM Coordinator

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview 
CAD/BIM Coordination:  Providing BIM Coordination for interfaces between engineering disciplines / design and construction / temporary and permanent works design activities and support project IDD process. This role will be working on the US Portion of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project based in Detroit, Michigan. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop phased site development 2-D and 3-D drawings for construction.
  • Coordination of utilities (underground waterline, wastewater, electrical, etc).
  • Creating and maintain corridors/sections/profiles for rail and road design alignments.
  • Quantity take offs using cut/fill tracking, xml surface extractions.
  • Supporting the Project IDD/BIM Manager to ensure the correct activities are assigned to the consultant supply chains Information Managers.
  • Coordination and development of the design to Construction through IDD processes such as 5D/ 4D to ensure consideration and optimization of the opportunities for sustainability, digital engineering, buildability, carbon, logistics, industrialization designing for maintenance and health, safety and welfare during construction and in-use.
  • Run IDD/BIM tools training workshops to enable people to deliver their responsibilities in relation to BNAC IDD Strategy.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers and Construction Managers to develop a project specific process for utilizing or creating 3D information for estimating, logistics, planning, scheduling, coordination, field layout and/or facilitates management.
  • Coordinate with field superintendents and construction managers, design engineers, and others to meet constructability requirements
  • Create project specific protocols regarding communication and data exchange, nomenclature, format, 3D workspace orientation to ensure interoperability as required.
  • Facilitate consultant and trades through multiple project phases with Digital logistic construction management process.
  • Assist in the creation of project specific contract language for tender packages for 3D submission process and 3D as-builts for facilities management.
  • Review, coordinate and manage the creation of Project Information Models.
  • Project deployment duties include organizing, maintaining, and setting up CAD exchange environments, basic training & support for project team, coordination assistance, file conversions and documenting process and solutions for reuse.
  • Champion 3D coordination on active job site, act as liaison with project team, consultants, and subcontractors to facilitate process and maintain Master Project BIM database.
  • Identify opportunities and recommend solutions that will enhance or improve processes.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in BIM authoring tools such as REVIT, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Bentley AecoSim.
  • Educational and Industry experience requirements include Engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training plus experience/knowledge of Civil Construction practice.
  • Proficiency with model federation platforms such as Assemble Systems, Navisworks and Bentley Navigator.
  • Proficiency in 4D platforms such as Navisworks simulate and Synchro.
  • Knowledge of Common Data Environments such as ProjectWise, BIM 360, and Aconex.
  • Detailed understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards etc. and their impact on project activities is vital.
  • Experience across all stages of a project lifecycle would be desirable.
  • Experience of working within construction project environments would be desirable.
  • Experience of large complex projects in infrastructure would be desirable.
  • Understanding design and construction phases and alignment with the Digital Plan of Works would be desirable.
  • On-site construction experience would be desirable
  • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, influence etc.) skills are essential.
  • Proven experience in priority setting, multitasking, and working with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to travel to site, mobile for projects.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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