Meet the team

Robert Leach - BIM Co-ordinator

Robert studied Computer Games Modelling and Animation at the University of Derby, and then joined a major contractor in their Building Information Modelling function. We spoke to Robert about working in BIM at Sir Robert McAlpine.

What brought you into the construction industry?

After finishing university I was looking for a job where I could utilize my 3D and animation skills. With the advances that BIM was bringing to the industry it seemed like a unique opportunity.

What does your role involve?

My role is to provide support to the project/tender teams in BIM practices and methodologies. More in line with my unique background, I also provide in-house animations and visualisations.

Why is Sir Robert McAlpine a good place to work in BIM?

The company is driven to provide the best quality they can offer, and from board level they realise the need for BIM. Headed by a fantastic team at head office, a forward thinking approach has been taken to generate a BIM Maturity Matrix so not only can we provide industry leading services, but we can then measure that and continuously improve.

What are you most enjoying about your role?

I get to push the boundaries of what we do in terms of BIM, primarily developing and embedding game-engine technologies into existing workflows.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

The fact that I am working for a company that is open to new ideas and ways of working. And that I have the support to increase my skill set and have a positive impact on the way we work.

What are your future ambitions?

To move up the ranks as a BIM Manager, or potentially move more into a visualisation specialist role. I am exploring both avenues with my line manager and embedding that into my day-to-day job.

Which qualities do you think it takes to succeed here?

Team work, not just working with people because you must, but because you want to. Taking the extra step towards focusing on yourself as a person and how you interact with your fellow team mates for the greater good of the business.

What’s your favourite Sir Robert McAlpine project?

It would have to be the Excel exhibition centre. Mainly because I go there every year for MCM Comic-con!

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

Family. Dedicated. Adaptable.

What would you say to anyone thinking of joining us?

If an opportunity to work here presents itself, take it!

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