BIM Project Management Level 7 (Master's Degree) Tetra Tech

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    Tetra Tech

  • Apprenticeship Type

    BIM project management > Level 7

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    Tetra Tech, 1 Locksley Business Park, Belfast, BT6 9UP

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Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting, interesting job role which can turn into a successful career helping shape the world we live in?

If you’re ambitious, innovative, and practically minded? We may be able to help.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting services with experts across a wide variety of disciplines from project managers, engineers, surveyors and town planners to environmental specialists, asset management professionals and more.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do! They help our clients succeed, our business prosper and the communities we work in thrive.

We need the very best people to maintain our position as a market leader. This includes those taking their first steps onto the career ladder – after all you are the future of our industry and if you’ve got ideas and ambition we want to hear from you!

If you join Tetra Tech as an Apprentice not only will you get to work on exciting, ground-breaking projects from day 1, you will also be given support to grow in your chosen discipline as well as training to develop the core skills needed to succeed in the corporate world. This is all part of our early careers programme – as is the chance to connect with others also starting out in their career, access to mentoring, Chartership support & bonuses and more.

Note: starting salary will be dependent on experience.

Job Description:

We have opportunities in our Belfast office for Apprentices with a keen interest in developing skills in Project and Building Information Management to become part of a team working on a variety of high-profile projects throughout Ireland, the UK & beyond. The post will offer the successful applicant an interesting, challenging and varied workload as well as allowing them to develop personally and professionally, as a Project Manager.


The team undertakes a wide variety of major and challenging projects for the private and public sector, across a range of development sectors. We seek to provide integrated solutions incorporating state of the art design. Projects typically range in size from £1m to £100m schemes covering infrastructure, healthcare, education, commercial, industrial and residential developments.

This position will include day release 1 day per week during term time to attend a local University to complete a fully funded accredited Master's degree in Project Management or a relevant technical discipline. Our PM team have backgrounds including Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying and Architecture so you will be able to display skills and attributes that fit with our services from most construction related qualifications.

Your Role:

  • Assisting in planning and successfully executing projects

  • Liaison with Clients and Stakeholders

  • Managing project information within a Common Data Environment

  • Planning and managing procurement processes

  • Programme management

  • Risk and change management

  • Administering industry standard contracts including the NEC3 and NEC4 suite of contracts

  • Understanding and implementing quality management processes

  • Using IT system to maximise services delivery

Person Specification


  • Minimum 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant Engineering or Architecture discipline, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements but hold a relevant professional qualification and can demonstrate appropriate experience, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • A keen interest in Project Management and Contract Administration

  • We want colleagues to be focussed on gaining experience to develop your career – as an apprentice, we want you to be eager to work on projects and learn how to deliver a service that benefits our clients.

  • You need be confident and assured in your ability to communicate. As a PM, key to what you do is understanding what our clients and teams need, strategising how to deliver that and to engage with the parties necessary to manage the processes.

  • Be motivated and enthusiastic – leading a team means you’ll set an example to those around you and look to promote a positive environment.

  • Being able to visit our sites, clients and team members is crucial so a full, clean UK driving license with access to a vehicle for business use is essential for the role.

Making everybody feel welcome at Tetra Tech is important to us – because everybody is welcome! We are working hard to be a business where people can not only be themselves but can celebrate who they are and what they bring to our organisation. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition or any other individual need, we'd be happy to talk to you about making reasonable adjustments to our application and selection process that will enable you to be your best.

We are one of the only consultancies to have adopted a fully flexible working arrangement where employees have the choice of how, when and where they work caveated only by the requirement to fulfil our clients’ requirements. The focus on our people doesn’t end there though, with mental health first aiders, wellbeing & fitness challenges, diversity & inclusion interest groups and lunch and learns sessions from guest speakers as well as a comprehensive flexible benefits selection and a day off for your birthday we want all our employees to be proud to work for Tetra Tech.

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

BIM Project ManagementQUB


** This is a postgraduate HLA – applications should only be made to this course if you meet the entry criteria. You must have obtained an undergraduate degree (or at the least industry experience sufficient to meet RPEL entrance requirements).

This course is taught by a mixture of academic staff and industrial practitioners, bringing cutting edge research together with real world industry experience into the classroom.

This Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) is fully funded by the DfE, although places are limited. Applicants and their employers must demonstrate commitment, and ensure enough time is allocated, to attend and complete the course.

The HLA is a work / study programme so you will already be in employment, or have a firm offer of employment from a company in the construction sector which supports your application.

You will have a keen interest in BIM and digital construction. You may already have experience using BIM – hands on experience of BIM is not necessary for starting the course, but it can be useful.

The course’s primary focus is on project management using the building information modelling process, which will give you the chance to take your career forward.

We teach the principles of project management, while using building information modelling.

As a part time student, you study alongside the full-time cohort in a class of around 30 alongside people from places like India, Nigeria, China, Vietnam and Egypt. Our teaching starts in the afternoon as we know you will need to take time off work to attend classes.

You’ll have the beautiful new Graduate School at your disposal as well as a dedicated base room and computer lab in the Elmwood building.

The course is all about balancing theory and practice – a mixture of hands-on building, manipulation and management of models, as well as consideration of the higher level analytical and critical thinking skills that come with Masters level education.

Applications for this course received after 30th June 2022 may not be accepted.

This course is subject to renewal approval by DfE.


The Higher Level Apprenticeship is a part time programme, to enable students to learn on the programme, whilst consolidating their new skills and knowledge at work.

The programme is delivered 1 day per-week (Monday for the first year, Friday for the second year). Nine modules (including Dissertation) totalling 180 CATS points are included in the programme, with no optional modules available.

Lectures are delivered by industry orientated lecturers and external experts within the field of Project Management and Building Information Modelling. Assessment is undertaken through coursework and presentations.

The course content gives theoretical and practical coverage across a wide variety of topics:

Building Information Modelling in Practice (10 CATS)

This module is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles of BIM implementation in practice, particularly in relation to the utilisation of intelligent 3D models. It explores the standards and processes that help to govern the huge range of information generated by the diverse teams who must collaborate to make BIM a success.

Emerging Digital Technology (20 CATS)

This module explores the new technologies which are emerging in the field of BIM and Digital Construction, examining the potential of technology to disrupt the construction industry.

Procurement Contract Administration and LAW (20 CATS)

Procurement, contract administration and the understanding of contract law is one of the 'keystone skills' for Project Management. This module provides an understanding of construction procurement and contract routes, and contract and tort law, and their application within the construction context.

Project Coordination, Planning and Control (10 CATS)

This module aims to enhance student awareness of developments in the field of construction project management coordination emphasising the wide range of demands made on construction professionals as managers and the skills required to programme, monitor and control various aspects of a construction project from inception to completion.

Research Methods for Managers (10 CATS)

The module deals with principles of BIM and construction management research from the formulation of research questions, hypothesis and objectives, through literature review, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, to presentation of data and report writing.

Project Planning for Sustainability (20 CATS)

The need for infrastructure to be sustainable is one of the driving factors behind project planning, design, construction and operation. This module aims to enhance student awareness of developments in the field of sustainable project development and construction including the need for a connected approach to economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Technical BIM Implementation (30 CATS)

This module is designed to develop students’ comprehensive understanding of the detailed principles of BIM implementation using a suite of software packages, both architectural and engineering, in the development of intelligent 3D models.

Individual Research Project (Dissertation) (60 CATS)

For the Dissertation, students are required to undertake an independent research project, producing a written dissertation focusing on a particular issue within the realm of BIM and construction project management.



Validated By

Queen's University Belfast


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant discipline e.g. Architecture, Engineering or Social Science, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by case-basis. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

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Students wishing to apply for this Higher-Level Apprenticeship should also upload their CV and a letter of support from their employer (combined in one file). The employer’s letter of support must state that the employer supports their application, that they are prepared to release them from work for one day per week to attend the course, and that, if they are an existing employee, they need this qualification for a new role. The new role can be a change of title/role within the company.

This Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) is fully funded by the DfE therefore it is not open to international applicants. Further information on eligibility criteria for Higher Level Apprenticeships can be found at



Start Date

Thursday 12 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Many Higher Level Apprentices take this course to aid their career progression. This course will equip you with the management skills you will need to advance your career to the next level.

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