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Director Digital Advancemtn Academies China

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Beijing Chaoyang District, 11, CN, 100025

Company: Bentley Systems

Digital Advancement Academy Director:

Position Description:

  • Bentley‘s Digital Advancement Academies ensure that BIM knowledge is shared and exchanged with industry, creating a lasting legacy that benefits society.
  • The Academy Director is the main lead in the Academy in a specific region. As such, the director creates content on the subject of Going Digital for the industry and leads the industry with thought leadership qualities to drive standards, best practices and knowledge for the infrastructure industry.
  • Manage and help source “content” for sessions to be held within an Advancement Academy:
    • Speakers
    • Meetings
    • Symposiums/forums
    • Workshops
    • Webinars
    • Events broadcast to other Academies and via the web
    • After hours group meetings
    • Work with local industry to define industry standards
    • Advise local firms on best approaches to “going digital”
    • Visit key accounts at other venues
  • Provide thought leadership and knowledge transfer into the assigned region and facilitate knowledge transfer from the assigned region to other regions.
  • Ensure that events held in the designated Academy location, or virtually via webinars or broadcasts, are staged professionally
  • Arrange for professional guest speakers are invited to speak at the Academy
  • Maintain contact to local BIM or Going Digital initiatives and organisations.
  • Organise Industry specific symposiums, to include the agenda and speakers.
  • Work with industry leaders such as governments, higher education institutions, industry specific institutions and other bodies with the goal to encourage cross discipline communications.


Assigned Region: Greater China

  • Position based in Singapore to primarily lead the Digital Advancement Academy but also develop the Academies across the region.



  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the infrastructure industries (preference given to Rail, Road, Tunnels, Bridges, Process, and Multi-purpose Buildings)
  • Degree in one of the infrastructure disciplines (preference given to advanced Degree)
  • Worked on at least one major project[LM1]  > $100mio
  • Developed and deployed a BIM strategy for a project or within an account
  • Developed at least one EIR (Employer Information Requirements) document
  • Worked on Going Digital strategies at an owner operator level
  • Understanding of Asset-lifecycle
  • Active member of local “institutions” [LM2] (Rail, road, civil engineering, architects etc)
  • Active in supporting the development of local or national standards for industry (government, BuildingSMART, etc.)
  • Worked in a contractor, consultant, or design firm for minimum of 5 years[LM3] 


  • Facilitator - there will be opposing thoughts, and the ability to facilitate between client and supply chain is important.
  • Presenter – able to present in front of audiences from 1 to 1000 and from CEO downward.
  • Thought Leader – able to provide leadership in new and emerging areas  in the digital arena with application to the infrastructure industries.
  • Industry focused – Industry experience, rather than technology experience.
  • Well known/ respected within the industry – Potentially having run, or assisted with running, relevant industry groups.
  • Conduct workshops – at all levels from strategy, to tactical, to technology
  • Analyst – the ability to analyse attendees’ requirements and issues during the session, and offer strategies and resolutions.
  • Materials creator (written documents, presentations, articles, videos) – not necessarily highly polished, but convening a message in a strong yet simple manner.
  • Digital Strategy Knowledge – understand the current digital strategy of the country where the Academy is located.
  • Communicator – help to shape and communicate the client’s vision
  • Chairman – ability to impartially chair industry sessions
  • Empathy – able to understand the issues facing the client organisations
  • Network –have an existing industry network of connections that can be utilised for in-demand guest speakers etc.


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