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Deputy Project Manager

Project Management | Hybrid in London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

We are a studio of over 200 problem solvers dedicated to making the physical world around us better for everyone. Based out of our combined workshop and design studio in central London, we create buildings, spaces, masterplans, objects, and infrastructure. Focusing on large-scale projects in cities all over the world, we prioritise those with the greatest positive social impact. Working as practical inventors with no signature style, our motivation is to design soulful and interesting places that embrace and celebrate the complexities of the real world. The approach driving everything is to lead from a human experience rather than any fixed design dogma. 

We expect all studio members to work together with honesty and integrity, and to have genuine care for each other. The studio is a creative community, and it is essential to us that everyone feels they belong.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered without regard to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, neurodiversity status, or disability status.  We encourage all people from historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply. If you want any help with your application, please let us know. 

 
 Job purpose 

 We are seeking two Deputy Project Managers to join our studio. You will be working under the guidance of one of the studios' Project Managers to ensure a successful project setup. You will be supporting the Project Manager when it comes to facilitating and managing the workflow and programme of high-profile, technically challenging, and creative designs. 

Considering the variety of scale and complexity of projects, you will work in tandem with the Design team, and you will work closely with the Project Leader and the Technical Leader supporting them and the team through to project delivery.

You will be participating in the programming and delivery from conception through to completion and potentially post-occupation of projects. You will play an important role in supporting the Project Team in the overall resource and budget management of the project whilst providing an excellent level of professional service to the client and partner organisations.

Together with the commercial team, you will work closely on the commercial project setup, review the scope and deliverables, and prepare sub-consultant appointments. 


Skills and experience:
  

Senior Deputy Project Manager 

  • Qualified Architect (international qualifications accepted)  
  • A solid background as a DPM/PM within architecture/design  
  • Design-led background; comfortable working in partnership with designers 
  • Demonstrable understanding of the creative design process through all work stages  
  • Demonstrable understanding of project planning and project monitoring 
  • Experience working on large-scale international (mixed use) projects

  

Junior Deputy Project Manager  

This is a rare opportunity for a deputy project manager to grow under the supervision of an experienced team in an exciting and creative environment. This role will largely be supporting the Project Manager with some independent responsibilities.
  

  • Already working as a DPM/PM or exposed to DPM/PM responsibilities & tasks 
  • Ideally, you have international experience with large-scale (mixed use) projects 
  • Demonstrable understanding of project planning and project monitoring 
  • A clear understanding of scopes of service
     

Relationships  

This role needs to develop and maintain positive and professional relationship across the whole studio, as well as with external suppliers, client reps. and stakeholders. The key relationships in this role are:  

 

  • Project Managers 
  • Project Team including Group Leaders  
  • Technical Design Leader 
  • Suppliers  
  • Directors Office  
  • The People Team 
  • Finance

Training and Continuing Professional Development  

The studio aims to attract and develop the best talent and create a supportive environment in which studio members can learn and develop. Training is provided to increase technical skills and to address identified professional development needs.