Jobs for Aerospace Graduates (Diploma / Degree)
* Fresh graduates are welcome to apply
Aside from being in the aviation industry, becoming a BIM modeler is a suitable place to start off your career if you are a fresh graduate with a diploma in Aerospace Engineering or a degree in Aerospace Engineering. As a fresh graduate in Aerospace Engineering, your skillsets and knowledge are transferrable into the Built Environment with some training. Read on to find out how you can develop your career as a fresh graduate in Aerospace Engineering or mid-careerist in Aerospace Engineering with an Aerospace Engineering Degree or Diploma.
What you will do
As a BIM Engineer at AcePLP, you will assist our clients to create a variety of BIM models, which can range from office buildings, healthcare facilities, roads, rail, and water treatment plants. While this is slightly different from the original intent of your expectation of a career in aerospace engineering, your skills in using computer-aided design software for plans of aircraft and accompanying equipment are transferable into the Built Environment space.
Some of our best talent at AcePLP start with a diploma in aerospace engineering. Their abilities and knowledge in math, engineering and technology help them to excel in our line of work. They incorporate knowledge of the Built Environment into their broad-based understanding of the design, construction and maintenance of aircraft, spacecraft, and equipment systems. The focus on flight safety, fuel efficiency, operating costs and environmental impact can all be applied in parallel to building and urban infrastructure.
Client procuring such digital delivery services from us can be main contractors, consultants that provide engineering design and advisory services, specialist contractors and suppliers, or facility owners and operators.
As you learn and progress in the digital delivery services role, you may be moved into assignments that require a great deal of integration and coordination with other stakeholders, because the role of design and construction is often a collaboration between consultants, contractors, and specialists.
What you will learn
In the 26-month AcePLP Career Advancement Programme, you start off in our classrooms to undergo intense technical training in BIM to build your foundational skills in Digital Delivery Management.
Through our training programme, we ensure that you gain the ability to use the most popularly used BIM products in Singapore, which are Autodesk Revit, Bentley OpenBuilding, OpenRail and OpenPlant. This gives you the flexibility to work on various kinds of building and infrastructure projects in Singapore. We will also cover the use of 2D products such as AutoCAD and MicroStation, which are crucial for the documentation of the BIM models.
As and when the use cases arise, we will put you through training in 4D BIM products, combining the BIM model with a Microsoft Projects or Primavera P6 schedule using products such as Synchro 4D or Navisworks Manage, enabling you to deliver on Virtual Design and Construction processes. You may undergo other types of training depending on your interest and where the opportunities take you.
what is your career progression like?
A degree or diploma in Aerospace Engineering need not necessarily mean that you pursue a career in Aerospace Engineering. There are plenty of jobs in the Built Environment for you to consider.
Within the Built Environment, Digital Delivery Management track involves the adoption and implementation of up-to-date emerging digital technologies to optimize operations and processes, improve collaboration and enhance work efficiency.
With your diploma in Aerospace Engineering or degree in Aerospace Engineering, you can progress in this track to become an expert DDM professional, rising in the ranks to become a Tier 2 (Lead) BIM Manager, where you will play leading roles in project delivery, digital solutions and adoption, competency building and innovation to organisations or project teams in the Built Environment.
At the height of your career in the DDM track, you can aspire to be a Chief Digital Officer (Tier 1), a C-suite role where you will oversee the implementation and innovation of digital solutions to achieve digital transformation in the business, leading the strategic direction in your team.
Alternatively, you can move into other tracks in the Built Environment that is of interest to you, such as in Architecture, Engineering Design and Consultancy, Construction and Project Management. With a domain knowledge grounded in construction through the experience in projects, armed with a spatial awareness via your 3D modelling and visualization skills, you can enter other tracks to continue to build domain expertise and experience.
gain industry recognition as digital delivery management professional
The skills, knowledge, and experience which you gain from participating in this apprenticeship programme will make you eligible to become an accredited professional in the Digital Delivery Management (DDM) track of the Built Environment. This is a nationally recognized industry accreditation scheme that provides a structured framework to assess and recognize your digital skillsets. The recognition can help you ensure appropriate remuneration and enhance employability.
By gaining the requisite skills and experience through our apprenticeship programme, you will minimally qualify as a Tier 4 DDM Professional (Assistant Specialist), commonly known in our industry as a BIM Modeller, at the end of the 26-month programme.
If you have undertaken BIM coordination projects in the period of your apprenticeship, integrating models from various engineering disciplines such as Structure and Architecture to deliver coordinated combined services models, you may qualify at the Tier 3 DDM Professional (Specialist) level, commonly known in our industry as a BIM Coordinator.
For information regarding the DDM Accreditation Scheme, visit ddm.buildingsmartsingapore.org.