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Senior associate director
at Benoy

Benoy has an opportunity for a senior associate director of architecture in London.

We are Benoy, an internationally award winning family of design specialists. Our multi-disciplinary practice spans the globe and specialises principally in master planning, architecture and interiors. We are committed to delivering world-class solutions that impact how humans experience and understand the built environment. Balancing creative vision with commercial viability, we work with clients to create iconic destinations that enrich people’s lives, strengthen communities, enhance nature, and deliver lasting economic value. Our aim is to be at the cutting-edge of everything we do.

The senior associate director leads and inspires teams to deliver world-class projects that exceed clients’ expectations and achieve optimum financial results. Alongside a remit to generate new business across existing and future sectors and markets, the senior associate director plays a key role supporting the studio director and multiple projects as well as mentoring and leading junior colleagues across Benoy to help them achieve their full potential.

Key responsibilities

Project delivery:

  • holds accountability for the successful delivery of multiple projects that meet high quality standards
  • acts as an established expert in a particular sector,  design stages and/or technical expertise
  • provides leadership and oversees  the entire project process, maintaining involvement throughout
  • proactively manages existing client relationships and ensures that opportunities for repeat work are maximised

Team leadership:

  • a role model in the studio, upholds and promotes Benoy’s values and fosters a collaborative environment in which innovation is encouraged and best practice shared
  • works with HR business partners to build and foster strong teams, leading, guiding and providing training to juniors to support their professional and creative development
  • initiates studio or group activities, leads brainstorming sessions and manages conflicts effectively

Client relationships:

  • operates as the primary point of contact for clients, making significant contributions during client meetings and presentations
  • identifies and leverages opportunities to elevate the studio’s profile within the market
  • works with operational, communication and business development teams to develop new business, enhancing internal and external communication via events, forums and publications
  • leads the preparation of fee bids, and undertakes fee proposals and fee negotiations for projects

Budget control:

  • demonstrates a thorough understanding of cost control, fee charging and project finance, and ensures project fees are maximised without threat to client relationship and repeat work

Education, skills and experience required:

  • degree in related design field or equivalent certification or skill level; professional registration or equivalent is preferred
  • extensive experience in delivering internationally based and UK projects
  • proficiency with computer applications commonly used within the individual’s discipline; proficiency in Revit is essential
  • experience of leading people and teams, with a proven ability to lead and inspire others
  • excellent presentation skills
  • proven client management and business development skills

Eligibility to work in the UK is essential.

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