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Neil O'Reilly

Mott MacDonald

BIM Operations Manager


Neil has over 30 continuous years of collaborative experience working within the AEC industry. He manages both corporate and project level BIM strategies, emerging trends, processes and technology advancements. His Leadership along with extensive knowledge of Change Management, Engineering Content, Interoperability, Compatibility and Co-ordination provide the very best solutions for delivering a range of major Civil and Structural project lifecycles.
Neil is Mott MacDonald’s BIM Operations Manager and Project Information Lead. He is currently acting as the Lead BIM Manager for Balfour Beatty Vinci and the Design Joint Venture working on behalf of HS2 challenging all processes within the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He is extremely passionate about BIM and has extensive knowledge in co-ordination, offering interoperability and compatibility to provide clients with the very best solutions for delivering Project Information Modelling throughout all the various processes.
Neil draws his wealth of experience from recent, similar, major projects that will realise value. He will use the most up to date standards, methods and procedures and will take best practice from similar projects, initially by holding a lesson’s learnt workshop at the start of the enabling works project. He will align standard modelling methods with the information requirements, improve Common Data Environments workflows along with specific modelling techniques and drawing creation for best practice.
Acting as a focal point of contact for all aspects of information delivery; Neil will develop a team of discipline information champions to ensure best practice is ingrained in all teams.
He will lead a team of suitably qualified and experienced individuals with the skills to support the management and co-ordination of project information by supporting discipline leads to ensure efficient design co-ordination between the packages of work.
Neil will assist in the development and administration of a common data environment in a way that is compliant with all industrial standards to ensure project resources all work in a consistent manner. It will also set out the permissions and approvals for Work in Progress, Internal Shared and External Shared (Published). In each case, controlled permissions and a workflow audit trail will be available to for all delivered information and for assurance purpose.
Current Projects under his management are High Speed Two Ltd Contracts, Phase 2b, Enabling Works South, Main Works Sectors N1/N2, CrossRail and Bank Station Bloomburg Project along with support to various ongoing tender bids.

 What to expect during the event

Objective of a BIM Operations Manager; Understanding the position of Pipelines with Current Projects undertaken and Win’s. Constantly review Team Members opportunities so nobody is at a disadvantage, provide variation of workload to improve skillsets and outcomes is the goal. Continue relentlessly focus on Customer Experience, Excellent Digital and Innovation to find improved intelligent ways of working. Be Well Informed; Slippage, Additional Scope along with Expect Start Dates. Early Engagement is KEY; Drive improvements to efficiency through better understanding of new capabilities. Experience I have gained a deep understanding of the challenges faced across the Business from past experience to strengthen delivery capabilities. For effectively deliver, we have established a highly qualified Management Team pyramid to optimise efficiency, in supporting excellence. We can call upon specialists individuals or departments to support intelligent outcomes (they don’t all have to be Mega Projects) Currently we have a large pool of suitably qualified Team Members to call upon from various time zones and skillsets to underpin Project Delivery. The challenge is always to align the business needs with Project durations, extra scope surfacing along with Projects that never seem to end! The Challenge + Recruitment and the Supply chain needs to keep up. Final part will be looking forwards and whats needs to be done.

Something a bit Different than ISO-19650

  • 07 Sept, 09:00 – 18:00 IST
    Dublin 4, Anglesea Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 AK83, Ireland
    Live @ RDS Dublin, Ireland + Virtual. Meet and share knowledge with the BIM Heroes of the AEC Industry. A celebration of excellence and digital innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
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