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Cowi Head of Tunnels-BIM in India

Do you enjoy working in an international environment? Do you have a strong interest in managing and developing people along with leading technical discussions for successful delivery of projects? If so, then come and join us in designing the future!


With over 93 offices worldwide, COWI is a leading international consulting group providing clients with innovative and sustainable solutions to complex challenges within transportation, energy, environment, water, industry, buildings and planning. Together with our over 6,500 dedicated professionals, COWI pushes the boundaries of engineering design around the globe.

By joining the team, you will become part of our Tunnels and Underground Structures 120 skilled professionals in India and will be heading a section consisting of Specialists that in close collaboration with Specialists elsewhere in COWI's Business Line International deliver projects globally.


By heading the Building Information Modeling (BIM) team of Tunnels and Underground Structures department in Gurgaon, India, you will be an integrated part our global network of BIM experts.

As Head of the BIM section, you will have day-to-day collaboration with colleagues based in various departments of COWI's Business Line International's Business Units globally. The position reports to the Vice President, Tunnels and Underground Structures of COWI in India.

A key component of your work will be to enable, promote and grow collaboration across COWI by building relationships and trust, with key stakeholders within the COWI network, as well as other Head of Sections within the Tunnels and Underground Structures department.

In addition, your ability to promote and maintain a high-performance culture within the team by living and promoting COWI's values will be the cornerstone for successful delivery of the portfolio of projects being undertaken in the team. You are expected to engage proactively in the development and empowerment of team members.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Act as a role model in the team in terms of values, culture and behaviour and set standards within the same

  • Engage with key stakeholders within COWI's Business Line International network to grow the pipeline of work for the team. The stakeholders include Line Managers, Project Managers, Delivery Managers and Specialists.

  • Develop and spar with individual staff members on their professional and personal development leading to enhanced efficiencies

  • Provide technical direction, quality reviews and guidance to the project teams

  • Handle project resource allocations, ensuring that the staff with relevant skills and proficiency are assigned

  • Handle all organisational and staff related matters for the team, including recruitment

  • In close collaboration with key stakeholders, develop the strategy for the competence development and growth of the team, tying into COWI's overall strategic ambitions

  • Act as Team leader or Technical leader on complex projects

  • Advise project managers on topics related to the planning of BIM-related services, production environment and deliveries on the project

  • Participate proactively in the professional forum for digitization in COWI and contribute with development initiatives and professional sparring to the other employees within BIM.


COWI is a leader within our field because our employees are leaders within theirs. We invite you to learn from the best, and extend your potential in an outstanding environment, where we collaborate on shaping tomorrow's societies. Alongside your manager, you outline the path for your development, and build your expertise on a day-to-day basis working on global and local assignments.

To succeed in this position, you must be able set direction and standards, build trust and engage people. In addition, you possess strong inter-personnel skills. You have a strong analytical skills and structured work approach to develop practical solutions.

Furthermore, to align with the organisations overarching driver of technical excellence, you should:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Master's degree is preferable

  • Have demonstrated experience of at least 5 years in BIM on complex projects, and overall more than 15 years of industry experience, providing quality reviews in the area of speciality, leading and delivering Tenders, feasibility/ concept studies, and detailed design in metro, rail and underground projects. Overall industry experience can be relaxed in case of deserving candidates.

  • Strive to develop the BIM section as the Centre of Excellence for Transportation International

  • Have experience as BIM Manager or Head of Section, and familiar with digital tools and has the flair to learn new methods

  • Support implementation / management of BIM during design, construction, and handover (level of involvement varies on a project basis);

  • Have in-depth understanding of quality management systems

  • Have knowledge of BS/PAS1192/ ISO19650 and BIM tools like Revit, Civil 3D, Aecosim, Navisworks, BIM 360

  • Have demonstrated experience of working in multi-cultural and multi-national team environment. Working experience within North America, Scandinavian or UK markets would be advantageous

  • Demonstrate impeccable English communication skills – verbal and written

  • Be self-driven and intrinsically motivated to make a positive difference for the team, COWI and self


Click on the link below and tell us why you are the right person for this role. We look forward to receiving your CV and application as soon as possible as the recruitment process is ongoing. The application deadline is July 4, 2021.


COWI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COWI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.