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Referrals

Over the last 31 years we have enjoyed building strong relationships with great Architects, Engineers and Contractors. We pride ourselves on helping our clients build better teams and find the best opportunities. But don’t just take our word for it, see what they have to say.

Employers

Padraig Delaney

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Padraig Delaney - Regional BIM Manager

Mike’s knowledge and experience of the industry, and more specifically BIM & Digital Engineering, has proven to be invaluable to Sir Robert McAlpine over the years. He clearly understands the needs of the employer whilst recommending the best opportunity for the BIM candidate. The exceptional individuals that Mike has helped us to secure have greatly contributed to the wider Sir Robert McAlpine BIM Team.

Mark Norton

ISG Plc

Mark Norton - Head of BIM

Using Johnson BIM has been a decisive way for us to recruit highly specialist talent for specific roles. Mike and his team get straight to the point, clarifying requirements, focusing on the candidate and their suitability, and exploring how they can add value to our organisation. Another significant element in Johnson BIM’s arsenal is the company’s in depth understanding of the impact and importance of technology within ISG and our vision for the future. Providing this quality of service delivers ISG with the talent we need to maintain our market-leading position within the industry.

Neil Simmonds

ClearBox

Neil Simmonds - BIM Implementation Consultant

Mike and Nick have a specialised knowledge of the industry and are best placed to understand employment requirements. They have provided a professional service throughout and I recommend Johnson BIM to prospective candidates.

Keith Pavey

BDP – Bristol

Keith Pavey - Former Architect

For a number of years Mike Johnson and his team have collaborated successfully with the Directors of BDP’s Bristol studio in the area of staff recruitment. During this period Mike has responded to some challenging briefs and sourced a range of high calibre people at all levels including Director, fully-qualified and part–qualified staff. We look forward to working with Johnson BIM over the coming years

Paul Burger

BAM

Paul Burger - Design Director

BIM promotes 3D CAD and intelligent information. This requires a collaborative process, a common objective and a major cultural shift in the industry. Johnson BIM gets this and provides a truly unique service.

Professor David Philp

AECOM

Professor David Philp - Director of BIM – EMEA

Johnson BIM has comprehensive knowledge of the BIM community and is constantly helping to push adoption and understanding around BIM enabled careers. They have always delivered with integrity and honesty and I am delighted to recommend them.

Lewis Wenman

Bouygues

Lewis Wenman - Lead BIM Manager

The evolution and adoption of BIM throughout the industry challenges us all. Recruitment within this arena requires specialist knowledge and understanding of the process. Johnson BIM’s determination to push BIM adoption aided by their enthusiasm and understanding of the whole BIM process assists the recruitment selection process by delivering the experienced and high calibre personnel that meet our demanding standards.

Kevin Steer

Stride Treglown

Kevin Steer - Past Chairman

A brief note to thank you for the enthusiasm and commitment that you have demonstrated in assisting us in our search for a senior appointment in the Emirates. In many ways I would not expect anything less from you, knowing you as long as I have done, nevertheless the effort you have made on our behalf to find the right candidate was exceptional and has contributed to this new business venture becoming a reality for us.

Malcolm Stagg

SKANSKA

Malcolm Stagg - Former Director of BIM & Digital Engineering

Put simply, Johnson BIM has demonstrated a genuine and reliable capability to offer the finest candidates. Skanska is a values led organization and it is really important that agencies understand the technical and behavioral requirements that align with this – through Johnson BIM’s partnership approach this is achieved time after time.

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Employees

Lee Cubeddu

Lee Cubeddu

Senior Digital Engineer placed at Willmott Dixon

Taking my career into a different direction, this was my second time using Johnson BIM successfully. Their knowledge in this sector and in particular BIM and Digital Engineering is second to none, clearly understanding the needs of the employer and candidate to perfectly match the role and lifestyle balance. I am extremely happy in my new role and I wouldn't entrust my career options to anyone else. I would gladly recommend Johnson BIM to others in a similar position to myself.

Davide Benanti

Davide Benanti

BIM Manager placed at Sir Robert McAlpine

Johnson’s BIM expertise in finding a role that matched my new career path has been incredibly successful, with Mike’s in-depth knowledge in the digital construction sector and the exceptional network of clients he deals with second to none. Their guidance has been outstanding with an exceptional focus on building long term win-win relationships employee-recruiter-employer. I will continue to entrust Johnson BIM in the future and would highly recommend to those looking to take their career to exciting levels.

Ryan Donoghue

Ryan Donoghue

BIM Manager placed at Wates Construction Limited

Having dealt with other recruitment firms in the past, Johnson was a breath of fresh air. They took the time to understand my aspirations, and given their understanding of what we do, were able to match me with exactly the role I was looking for. Now six months in, I couldn’t be happier. Mike was attentive and supportive throughout the entire process, and seemed genuinely pleased for me when I was offered the role. I would recommend Johnson to anyone looking for a career move within the BIM discipline.

Daniel Reucroft

Daniel Reucroft

BIM Manager placed at Wates

After 10 years at the same company looking for new jobs seemed like a daunting task but I felt comfortable speaking open and honestly with Mike right from the initial call, as such he was able to provide me with an excellent opportunity to take the next step up in my career. A next step which I felt completely comfortable with because of the trust I gained in Mike.
Mike has a true understanding of BIM, the impact BIM has on the digital environment and how important it is to get the right people into the right roles. Mike went the extra mile to get to know me as an individual, which enabled him to place me in a role which really suited my needs both personally and professionally. This is a fantastic trait which I believe puts Johnson BIM a step above the rest.

Peter Cordier

Peter Cordier

BIM Coordinator placed at Skanska

I was impressed with Mike’s insight and knowledge of the BIM sector. He seems to know all of the right people within the industry which demonstrates the extent of his large network. I am now working for an excellent company as a BIM Coordinator which represents a significant and positive career move for me. Mike was always available for the right advice or just for a chat throughout the recruitment process. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that is looking for a job within the AEC BIM sector. I would say Johnson BIM were a cut above the rest.

Denitza Moreau

Denitza Moreau

BIM Lead placed at Skanska

Johnson BIM’s recruitment services are a high mark above the market standard because they have a well founded and thorough understanding of what the different roles in the emerging BIM industry do. They understand what a person in each role needs to be capable of and what the employers will be looking for. I was particularly impressed with the thoroughness of their approach, the extent of Mike’s network and by the quality of clients and companies he deals with. With a thorough search, attention to detail and excellent communication with both myself and potential employers, he managed to identify very exciting dream job opportunities no one else could have offered.

Adam Atraktzi

Adam Atraktzi

Project Architect placed at HASSELL

It can be very nerve racking looking for a new job in the construction and design sectors, with thousands of practices of various ages, stages, aspirations and reputations to choose from – all of which can change in a short time. Working with Johnson BIM gave me the benefit of decades of experience and personal insight, shedding huge amount of light on practices both established and new. There are few people I would trust more to help shape my career with an unparalleled focus on my personal growth and future, something I will be eternally grateful for. They are a rare example of how establishing a personal relationship with their clients, both employers and candidates, allows them to always get it right.

Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

Formerly placed with Flanaghan Lawrence

Nick and the team at Johnson BIM were a pleasure to deal with. Nick was very approachable and flexible allowing me to contact him at times convenient for me. Nick went above and beyond, providing a personalised service which accommodated my future career aspirations and finding a role which was best suited for my career progression. I would highly recommend Nick and Johnson BIM to anyone looking to take the next steps in their career progression. Their knowledge of BIM and the AEC industry combined with the personalised service is second to none.

André Lima

André Lima

Formerly placed with Arup

Nick Orr was the key factor in finding me an opportunity in the UK. Nick showed a very particular interest in getting to know me before starting to look for roles. After he finalised his research, I had a few interviews with some of the best companies in the UK. I can testify to his positive attitude towards work, therefore, taking into account the competencies that I recognise in Nick, I hereby express my full support to his work as a Recruitment Agent.

Eimhin Rafferty

Eimhin Rafferty

Formerly placed with Watkins Gray

Nick and his team at Johnson BIM have been a pleasure to deal with. Meeting Nick early on helped us both find out what was right for me. Their specialist knowledge of BIM in the AEC industry is impeccable. They matched my aspirations with the right opportunity at the right time. I have and will continue to recommend them without hesitation.

Viet Cuong Le

Viet Cuong Le

Project Technology Manager placed at BDP

Mike redefined the term ‘recruitment agency’ for me. Unlike many others, he took time to fully understand my career goals, found me the environment that best suits my needs, and gave me all the kinds of support I could imagine to make sure I landed my dream job. If you are considering a career move in BIM, do yourself a favour and call Mike today!

Scott Fenton

Scott Fenton

Formerly placed with Heathrow Airport

My experience with Johnson was excellent. They have a fantastic insight into the industry at all levels and their advice and help was second to none. The support staff were equally helpful and collectively I found them all to be dedicated, proactive, efficient and effective in dealing with setting up interviews, client feedback and contract negotiations. I would highly recommend Johnson’s service, and can confidently say that I don’t think my positive recommendation expresses highly enough how satisfied I was with their approach.

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

Formerly placed with Balfour Beatty

They really understood my career aspirations and found the best role to accomplish them. Johnson BIM think about what people want to achieve in the long term, and understand which organisations are best placed to unlock their potential.

Casey Rutland

Casey Rutland

Formerly placed with ARUP Associates

As a knowledgeable company who understand the requirements of the modern AEC industry, Johnson BIM are without doubt leaders in their field. With a mutually beneficial focus on both the employer and employee, resulting placements often form long-term relationships rather than fire-fighting immediate requirements. Holding positions within industry steering groups, Johnson BIM find themselves influencing future roles and accessing key industry desires.
Always professional in their dealings, I know also regard them as industry allies and friends.

Dave Lee

Dave Lee

Formerly placed with AECOM

Johnson’s understanding of ‘BIM people’ allowed me to be placed in an office that moved me from ‘Architectural Detailer’ to ‘International BIM Director’ in less than 1 year! Without their foresight, experience in BIM placement and support throughout I would still be an over-experienced, under-paid CAD monkey!

Donna Glasgow

Donna Glasgow

Office Manager placed at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Professional yet personal! Johnson supported me greatly in securing a new and exciting role with a fantastic architectural practice. Johnson’s approach to matching exactly the ambitions of the candidate with the requirements of the employer shows their passion and dedication for getting it right first time! It’s a pleasure to recommend Johnson to any forward thinking business looking for the right people to build their business.

Alex Gibson

Alex Gibson

BIM Manager placed at Sir Robert McAlpine

Johnson BIM have been a key role in the progression of my career from a Revit Technician to a pioneering BIM Coordinator. Johnson BIM’s knowledge of the industry has enabled them to match me with several companies that have benefited from my knowledge whilst giving me the experience I need to get ahead. I will always recommend Johnson BIM to anybody who is looking to take their career in BIM to the next level.

Shaun Farrell

Shaun Farrell

Formerly placed with Turner and Townsend

Johnson BIM’s insight into the industry is second to none and I would not entrust my career and the careers of others with anyone else. Time and time again they have demonstrated a complete understanding of exactly what is needed in a person.

Paul Earley

Paul Earley

Formerly placed with BAM

Very friendly and good to talk to. Great contacts within the industry and work hard to set up interviews. Very quick results in securing interviews with largest and most prestigious design firms in the UK.