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Digital Designer

Job Profile


Mott MacDonald is a uniquely diverse global management, engineering and development consultancy that offers a diverse range of opportunities for potential employees to work with World Expert Practitioners on small and large scale projects within Australia and New Zealand.


The Mott MacDonald Group is a dynamic and innovative management, engineering and development consultancy working on landmark projects worldwide. Wholly independent and employee owned, we have staff worldwide working in all sectors including transport, energy, buildings, water and the environment, health and education, industry and communications.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The role is an apprenticeship or a trainee position within our structural digital modelling team for Mott MacDonald in New Zealand. We describe the team as a digital modelling team and not a ‘Revit’ team or a ‘BIM’ team. This is because although Revit is one of the primary modelling tools the team will use many others. BIM is also a process of design that the team employs and promotes, but the team is also involved in the development of the digital engineering workflow, advanced geometry, parametric processes and imagery.

The candidate will have strong computer literacy with some experience in modelling packages. They will develop their modelling skillset in a variety of packages with Revit as the primary tool. They will also have a background in computer programming and algorithm generation. They will also be interested in the built environment with an understanding of key components and systems. They will use this background to develop their digital engineering capability. They will be trained in the use of Revit in building information modelling and in the application of parametric processes in the development of a digital engineering workflow. They will assume a junior role on assigned projects and be responsible for the planning and delivery of the documentation in line with the organisation’s internal processes.

Candidate Specification

General Responsibilities:
  • Assume a junior modelling technician role on assigned projects, reporting to a senior member from the team
  • Ensure company and/or project specific standards are adhered too and standard methods and procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for checking the quality and accuracy of own work
  • Represents the team/group/profession/discipline at external meetings

Discipline Responsibilities:

  • Use appropriate software applications to create and modify design models for buildings, structures and engineered elements including but not limited to: AutoCAD, Revit, Dynamo, Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUP, 3D Studio Max and Navisworks.
  • Be able to read and understand Architectural drawings and produce Structural models, drawings and details under the guidance of a Structural Engineer
  • Be able to model, draw and detail structural elements and create custom families where necessary, producing drawings, schedules and visualisations from 3D models for use in technical reports, presentations and marketing material
  • Use parametric procedures to generate adaptive model geometry in collaboration with other designers.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines and perform clash analysis to ensure the ongoing coordination of the Structural models throughout the project
  • Manage QA/QC review process to ensure that all models comply with Company/Project QA/QC requirements.
  • Maintain Project specific library of families and develop new families as required along with other Project specific content.
  • Handle contract administration, document issues and document management

What we like to see in candidates:

  • A desire to delight
  • Self-motivation, a willingness to learn, adapt and excel
  • A quality portfolio of work that the candidates are proud to describe. A real understanding of the ‘story’ of these projects and how they added value
  • Varied building engineering project experience using multiple materials
  • Knowledge of building information modelling, its process and implementation.
  • Industry relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; Professional Degree Preferred
  • A background of computer programming or algorithm generation.
  • [technical knowledge]
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