Heatherwick Studio

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Project Manager

Project Enabling | London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

Project Manager

Location: London, King’s Cross

Posting date:  1/11/2017

Closing Date: 28/11/2017    

 

Heatherwick Studio is an international studio that brings together craft, design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace.

We are a vibrant practice focused on innovation, collaboration and making, constantly questioning the boundary of what is possible. Today, we are involved in a number of significant and extraordinary projects across the world.

As Project Manager, you will support/work alongside the Group/Project leader to facilitate and manage the work flow & programme of high profile, technically challenging and creative designs and work as part of a talented team to ensure the quality delivery of large scale architectural projects.

You will be responsible for defining and ensuring the efficient internal management of the project programme and delivery from concept through to construction and potentially post occupation, supporting the Project Lead in overall resource and budget management of the project whilst providing an excellent level of professional service to the client and partner organisations.  

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Establishing an overall project programme with the Project Leader, client and external partners
  • Working closely with the new business team on the set-up of new projects  including contract administration and fee negotiation
  • Overseeing and ensuring project programme deadlines are met; challenge timeframes to safeguard the design periods
  • Prepare detailed design programmes appropriate to the work stage to ensure the design team meet contractual milestones
  • Responsibility for project programme and internal project budget management
  • Support and monitor the delivery of the project in line with brief, contractual framework and resource plan
  • Monitor, evaluate, comment upon and promote positive working relationships with partner organisations in the definition and coordination of matters of scope and responsibility to minimise the potential for scope conflict
  • Define, prepare and execute a design management strategy, design management plan and plan of work for the project

 

Skills and experience

  • Extensive project management and design experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the creative design process through all work stages.
  • Established architectural background.
  • Demonstrable experience of planning and prioritising.
  • Clear understanding of scopes of service.
  • Experience of overseeing complex international projects within collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent verbal presentation skills.

 

Candidates should also be highly motivated, inquisitive and possess an empathy for great design. Calm, resilient and determined in nature, you will be an excellent problem solver with a strategic and critical thinking mind-set.

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.

To be considered, please apply via the careers page of our website with a CV and examples of your work in A4 (ideally in one PDF document, maximum size 5 MG) and a covering letter stating your salary expectations and reasons why you would like to join us.