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Peter Vlaar - Senior BIM Manager

After studying Building Engineering in the Netherlands, Peter started his career as a 3D modeller in 2008, then joined a large Dutch contractor as a BIM Specialist in 2011 – before joining us in 2017. We spoke to Peter about his decision to join us and what it’s like to work here.

What brought you to the UK?

At my last company, I helped set up the BIM strategy and was responsible for leading modelling teams on large projects all over the world. In 2016, I decided that I wanted to work in the UK, as the BIM Implementation in the UK is ahead of other countries.

And why did you choose Sir Robert McAlpine?

I joined Sir Robert McAlpine as Lead BIM Manager on the Battersea project, as McAlpine’s BIM Implementation is very well developed and will create new challenges for me. I also get to work on an iconic project in London.

Could you give a brief description of your current role?

I’m leading a team of three and I’m responsible for the implementation and execution of BIM on the project. I’ve been inspired by the BIM team. The BIM strategy and implementation are very successful and allow me to do a better job on a daily basis.

What makes Sir Robert McAlpine different to your previous employers?

I like the culture. People are very supportive. It makes you feel like being part of the family.

What’s your favourite SRM project?

Battersea Phase 3a, as it’s the project I’m working on. I’m proud to say we are one of the best scoring BIM projects within the business.

Which qualities do you think it takes to succeed at SRM?

Integrity, determination and openness.

How would you sum up Sir Robert McAlpine in three words?

Family, innovative, leader.

What would you say to anyone thinking of joining us?

I would very much recommend working here. You will be treated with respect and they care about your personal development.

Peter Vlaar

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