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Head of acoustics
at BDP

BDP is seeking a head of acoustics to join its team in London.

BDP has acoustic groups based in award-winning Manchester and London studios which provides leading-edge service to their own client base, as well as supporting BDP studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, UAE, India, and China.

We are seeking a head of London acoustics who will be central to shaping the future of the acoustics profession in the London studio; driving new business and developing client relationships through a wide range of successful and profitable design projects.

About the role

As the most senior acoustic consultant at the BDP London studio, the head of London acoustics will lead a growing team of acoustics consultants, and will provide exemplary technical advice and expertise across all acoustic fields, particularly building and architectural acoustics. Developing key stakeholder relationships, externally to develop and raise our profile and internally to facilitate collaboration and ensure quality of delivery, will be key to the success of this role.

Working with the leadership of the London and Manchester groups, this role will contribute to strategic development planning for recruitment, resourcing, development and thought leadership.

The head of London acoustics will act as the acoustics project leader on an extensive portfolio of building projects across all construction sectors.

Providing support to, and working with, the profession head in maintaining the ‘one team’ ethos aligning the London and Manchester studios to deliver growth, financial performance, technical direction and outstanding work will be a key success factors in this role.

About you

  • degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • full member of the Institute of Acoustics
  • proven track record of technical expertise and delivering successful design projects
  • possess excellent communication skills and capable of transmitting your passion for acoustic design to clients, other professions and the team
  • in-depth knowledge of the construction industry including how to successfully cost bids and win work
  • passionate and motivated acoustics professional, comfortable in providing exceptional acoustic technical expertise within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • dynamic professional, able to motivate a team, drive new business, and maintain an exemplary client focus

About us

BDP is a continuous collective of architects, engineers, designers and urbanists. We design at every scale from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, streets and buildings to specialist, bespoke light and acoustic installations.

We are placemakers who work at every stage of the design process from visioning to briefing to design, delivery and operation. We respond to the demands of our dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross-discipline design thinking that spans all of life’s activities, protects the environment and enhances social value.

Harnessing our collective ethos, the spirit of BDP is about making places for people. Our structure and governance as a global network of federated city studios creates design hubs that are connected to the cities, regions and communities they serve.

As part of the Nippon Koei Group, we fuse our passion for architecture and engineering with user-centred design and large-scale infrastructure projects to deliver world-class solutions for better, more prosperous places.

BDP offers

BDP offers a great opportunity for your personal development with exposure to the full range of our skills and expertise, as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, contribution towards professional subscriptions, a stimulating working environment and excellent prospects for career advancement.

To apply

To apply for a role please click on the apply button below the vacancy. You will then need to complete the online application form, please ensure that you attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (<400 words) that outlines your experience with the above job description. Please include an indication of your salary expectations and notice period in your cover letter. No agency or third party applications will be accepted.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations.

BDP is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies or third party applications please.

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom