80843 - MoJ Property Directorate - Digital Construction Manager (MMC/BIM)

The national salary range is £39,868 - £43,535 London salary range is £45,824 - £50,039 Your salary will be dependent on your base location
12 Months
Please note: Some of our MoJ Office locations, such as our Liverpool Justice Collaboration Centre, require higher levels of National Security Vetting. The MoJ is working to open more Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices over time. Click here to learn more about where our currently open Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices are, to identify where you may be based and understand National Security Vetting requirements of each location.
Full Time
Estates, Programme and Project Management, Digital, Property, Architecture and Data

MoJ Property Directorate Role Profile

Position    Digital Construction Manager (MMC/BIM)
Location   National
Band        SEO
Contract Type    Permanent


The MoJ Property Directorate is a customer focused organisation that exists to enable our customers to perform to their very best.  We do this by providing high quality, easy to use services, and working environments that our customers want to work in, which support them to deliver their individual outputs efficiently.  Our job is to manage one of the most diverse and complex estates in Government – hosted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).  The MoJ Property Directorate brings together a property portfolio including Prisons, Probation, and MoJ HQ and Arm’s Length Bodies.  We also provide property services on behalf of the Home Office.

MoJ Property provides specialist services including facilities management, health and safety, fire safety and security, technical design expertise, and sustainability.  We also have business management teams who support the entire Directorate and each of our partners is supported by account management teams.  We are responsible for a great deal - our portfolio consists of properties valued at £8.5bn for the MoJ alone.  We are part of the Government Property Profession (GPP) and through active membership and engagement we will work with the Office of Government Property to develop the maturity of the profession and also encourage our people to join the GPP. We continue to build our capability through training and recruitment, aspiring to be the best that we can be as individuals and as a directorate.

We continue to deliver new ways of working across our portfolio – leading on the scale and pace of activity for central government – proposing ways to achieve, and then providing more dynamic and flexible workspace, while driving down the cost of the estate.

Team Overview

The MoJ Technical Group are an award-winning team that are driving innovation and sustainable solutions, we push the adoption of modern methods of construction including digital twins and platform approaches to bring efficiencies and better outcomes. The team ensure that all new build and refurbishment construction projects conform with Health, Safety, Security and Legislative requirements, liaising closely with the business to ensure our standards, specifications and design guides are appropriate and up to date.

The Digital Construction Manager will play a key role in shaping and leading digital activities to deliver and utilise modern methods of construction. The role will support strategy setting and explore opportunities to add value to the estate and drive modern and innovative solutions. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the launch, management and further development of the MoJ Property Hub: an exciting and innovative new digital platform that will act as a central point of access to design and project information for the MoJ Property Directorate.

This is an exciting time to be part of a growing team involved in major, multi-billion-pound expansion programme whilst continuing to support one of the largest estates across Government. 

Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities 

Responsibilities will include the following: 

•    Develop and implement action plans to support the MoJ achieving its MMC and digital strategy.
•    Lead on development and management of MoJ’s Property Hub digital platform.
•    Promote the use of MoJ digital (BIM) object libraries and Information Management requirements across projects, educating teams and addressing any related queries. 
•    Develop and refine processes to manage digital information such as object and space libraries.  Work with others to ensure content is up to date, accurate and suitable for use.
•    Evaluate the use and success of implementing digital tools or processes.
•    Set ‘digital rules’ to ensure the MoJ and stakeholders have a co-ordinated approach to digital asset data, tools and processes.
•    Liaise and manage the successful implementation of digital solutions from concept, delivery, handover and operation.
•    Collaborate with all members of the Technical Services Team, a team of multi-disciplinary specialists including architecture, MEP, BIM and Information Management, to ensure ongoing refinement and improvement to our ways of working.
•    Liaise with internal stakeholders including Project Teams, Sustainability, Procurement, Digital, etc. where required to support Team and project activities.
•    Integrate key MoJ strategies including Safety, Customer and Sustainability into your ways of working.
•    Actively drive towards the MoJ’s sustainability aspirations through digital initiatives such as the measurement of embodied carbon
•    Contribute to research and innovation activities to support the MoJ Property Directorate’s digital strategy.
•    Support the development of case studies and evidencing of the improved outcomes through implementation of digital and modern solutions.

Expectations of post holder in executing the role 

•    Post Holders are expected to display a commitment to taking positive approaches to identifying opportunities and tackling problems.
•    Strong leadership is a critical element of this role, as is the ability to prioritise and manage a workload, analyse complex information, present recommendations and make effective decisions. 
Post Holders must provide clear direction and focus, visibly championing the changes which deliver greater efficiencies.
•    The Senior Leadership Team expects all leaders with the team to operate in a culture of openness and honesty, demonstrating a commitment to change through involvement and empowerment, and by delivering results. 

Skills and Experience 

Essential - 

•    The passion to drive modern and digital construction methods for continuous improvement, innovation and to achieve better outcomes
•    Knowledge and experience in a technical design, engineering and/or construction sector
•    Familiarity with BIM and Information Management, and their application within the built environment
•    Experience working with Common Data Environments 
•    An awareness of digital security and data management principles
•    Experience introducing new digital processes or tools would be an advantage.
•    Good stakeholder management skills and the ability to confidently deal with senior management, delivery colleagues and supply chain representatives.
•    The ability to use evidence to make decisions and measure performance 
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills - for both internal and external audiences
•    Demonstrable experience of collaborative working methods and an adaptable approach

Highly Desirable 

Can be acquired once in the role:
•    Familiarity with digital engineering (BIM) conventions and standards in line with industry guidance (ISO 19650, etc.)
•    Experience working in a digital construction/BIM environment, including some knowledge of associated softwares such as Revit, Navisworks, Synchro, Solibri 
•    Understanding of Sustainable construction and the influence Platform & MMC design and specification can have on BREEAM and climate resistance.
•    Involvement with Modern Methods of Construction and Platform approaches
•    Knowledge and experience of digital innovation, such as Digital Twin generation and/or generative design activities
•    An understanding of scripting, for example in Dynamo, Python, Grasshopper, etc.
•    An understanding of manufacturing design/production, including expertise with Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), and/or familiarity with associated software
•    Basic understanding of digital information databases
•    Ability to work with minimal supervision, taking responsibility for outcomes
•    Awareness of Government initiatives such as Construction Playbook and TIP2030
•    Awareness of Government Property Profession


•    Any relevant qualification(s) in technical design, engineering or construction are desirable but not essential for this role,. Candidates not professionally qualified would be supported and expected to progress with a Property related professional membership.

Government Property Profession (GPP) Technical Skills 

The GPP Framework is aimed at staff working in property or property-related roles and consider property to be their career anchor profession. This usually encompasses posts where professional qualifications and experience are directly relevant to the work being undertaken. However, it is also applicable to those who are currently not qualified property practitioners but wish to make this their profession of choice. Those with a property background at any level are encouraged to register with the GPP, which exists to support property practitioners at all levels. Details of the GPP Career Framework can be found at:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-government-property-profession-career-framework--2

This role falls under Technical Specialism & Assurance as a Practitioner and some or all the following Technical Skills will be tested during the selection process:

•    Property Professional Expertise – Practitioner
•    Technology and Innovation – Practitioner
•    Customer and Client Service – Practitioner


We will assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
•    Managing a Quality Service
•    Changing and Improving
•    Making Effective Decisions
•    Leadership

Hybrid Working

Hybrid working enables employees to work partly in their workplace(s) and partly at home. We offer flexible working as a benefit to employees where the business needs allow. This role will involve some hybrid working with some travel to project sites across England as and when required.

Flexible working hours 

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. We are happy to accommodate any reasonable adjustments you may require during the selection process. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

The Property Directorate offers flexible working subject to local agreement.
This post is advertised as Permanent & Full Time.  The unit is supportive of and encourages flexible working and compressed hours candidates will also be considered. 
This role can be based Nationally, with the possibility of occasional travel into London and across England and Wales.

Non-civil service candidates will start on the pay band minimum.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

MoJ candidates who are on a specialist grade, will be able to retain their grade on lateral transfer.

All candidates who are currently in receipt of Mark Time / Pay Protection should ensure they are familiar with the new policy on permanent and temporary promotion which can be found on the employee intranet.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.


The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.


The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.


The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.


The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.


  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Interview dates to be confirmed

10/11/2023, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com Please quote the job reference - 80843.

For further information about the role  please contact Matthew Scard via email matthew.scard@justice.gov.uk

Counter-Terrorism Check (CTC)

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why. 

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.

Application form stage assessments

Statement of Suitability - 750 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Managing a Quality Service
Changing and Improving
Making Effective Decisions
Technical Skills
Property Professional Expertise – Practitioner
Customer and Client Service – Practitioner
Technology and Innovation – Practitioner
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.