Jobs for Green Building Graduates (Diploma / Degree)
* Fresh graduates are welcome to apply
Becoming a BIM modeler is a great place to kickstart your career in the Built Environment if you have a degree or diploma in Green Building. As a fresh graduate in Green Building, your skillsets and knowledge will be enhanced for jobs in the Built Environment with some training and opportunities to gain relevant skillsets by participating in real-life building and construction projects. Plus, you get to enhance Green Building goals by making the best use of digitalization to serve your Green Building objectives. Read on to find out how you can develop your career as a fresh graduate or mid-careerist with a Green Building Degree or Diploma from polytechnic or university.
What you will do
Increasingly, the objective of creating buildings is to create a structure and application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout a building lifecycle.
As a BIM Engineer with a Green Building diploma/degree at AcePLP, your domain knowledge is cross-disciplinary in nature, and you may be deployed in Architecture, Structure or Mechanical and Electrical type of projects. You will be assigned to jobs in digital delivery BIM where you will deliver cross-functional BIM services to the client on behalf of the AcePLP team.
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.
Your knowledge of Green and Sustainable Buildings can be applied for BIM models by modifying the designs to make it greener and more efficient. The wider your scope of experience across multiple engineering disciplines, the better you can apply your knowledge of Green Building into different aspects of the building lifecycle, which includes the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of buildings.
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. This prepares you for your career in BIM, as well as jobs in Green Building and Sustainability. 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?
The 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. There are many opportunities for Digital Delivery Management jobs, so long as your interest lies in technology implementation.
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, Project Management and Facilities 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.
Increasingly, your diploma/degree in Green Building will be an important aspect for a career in Project and Facilities Management, as new technologies are being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures. Within careers in Green or Sustainable Buildings domain, you have the advantage of applying digitalization through BIM technology to achieve Green Building targets, enhancing your employability for jobs in Green Building, Project and Facilities Management.
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.