PM Group Head of Architecture in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Due to internal re-organisation we are looking to appoint a new Head of Architecture for our UK operations where you will lead and manage the department and architectural delivery and execution of projects.
You will be expected to play a key role in contributing to the overall success of the UK design and multi-disciplinary project delivery services we provide our customers.
Take management ownership for the department including direct line management of the team including all HR issues, recruitment and development requirements.
Develop and deliver an Architectural Group Development Plan for the business aligned with the overall UK Business Strategy.
Develop the Architectural Group ensuring on-going personal development needs are identified, and that the team has the correct mix of staff and contract resources.
Manage, develop and mentor junior resources in the department including supporting the NEXT Graduate Programme.
Manage the team within the utilisation targets set by the UK annual budget.
Drive recruitment, team training and development.
Target flawless technical delivery, working within man-hour budgets set by projects. Ensure the highest quality of services and advice on all projects.
Identify areas for improvement/efficiency for the architectural delivery throughout the project phase so that we can deliver more efficiently and still maintain the requirements of our clients.
Support pre-sales and post business development activities including scoping, proposal / man-effort generation, resource allocation (select / manage the teams capability) client visits, change control etc.
This role will require a significant interface with your counterparts in the other group offices to share resources to maximize utilitisation and also to align working practices.
Support selected projects as Lead Architect, SME or Design Manager on selected projects and manage the team capability so they can match the requirements of projects.
Develop and manage the compilation of the Architectural Group master deliverable lists and adapt to suit individual project requirements.
Oversight of the progress and quality of the Architectural Group deliverables.
Ensure compliance with PM Group and/or customer procedures, organise appropriate reviews (including peer reviews) and approve project documents for issue.
Ensure that all projects comply with applicable local, international and client codes and standards.
Ensure the Architectural Group actively inputs into PM Group Technology initiatives and drives / delivers the Group strategy in terms of BIM or other applications.
Assist with developing project schedules and coordinate between all disciplines to ensure the design is in accordance with the agreed project schedule, track/report progress and implement man-hour controls.
A qualified Architect, which is strongly preferred.
Proven level of expertise in architectural design.
Project experience in Pharmaceutical, Food or Energy projects is preferred but as minimum experience in healthcare (such as operating theatres) or labs (including BSL labs) or healthcare/pharma research centres should be considered.
Experience of working in a multi-discipline team.
Experience with managing and leading architectural teams.
Good understanding, knowledge and appreciation of business demands and commercial awareness.
Professional approach and demeanour.
A strong ethical approach to safety, quality, environmental protection and business.
Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with clients and peers at all levels.
Posting ID (iCIMS ID): 2020-2060
Post End Date: 14/04/2020