Position Description

Associate Director, Architecture
Location London Studio
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Key Purpose of the Role

The Associate Director organises and leads teams to ensure that large scale international projects are delivered on time and on budget, and that design quality levels are maintained. With a strong design focus, their remit will extend through from early design and planning to construction delivery.


Key Responsibilities

Project Delivery

  • Manages projects and teams to consistently deliver design and technical excellence that meet high quality standards.
  • Demonstrates expertise in design, planning and construction.
  • Plans, coordinates and manages the project process, maintaining involvement throughout.
  • Liaises with Senior Associate Director or Director to ensure that innovative and thought provoking projects are delivered consistently.

Client Relationships

  • Leads project meetings and some client presentations, increasingly acting as the primary contact for client interaction and maintaining good relationships with clients to maximise opportunities for repeat business.
  • Engages with colleagues to support the development of new business, enhancing internal and external communication via functions, events, forums and publications.
  • Assists in the preparation of fee bids, and undertakes fee proposals and fee negotiations for projects.

Team Leadership            

  • Role models Benoy’s values and fosters a collaborative environment in which innovation is encouraged and best practice shared.
  • Leads, guides and provides training to junior talent, providing timely feedback that contributes to their continuing creative, technical and professional development.
  • Initiates or participates in organisation of studio or group activities, leads brainstorming sessions and manages conflict effectively.

Consultant/sub-consultant management

  • Effectively delegates the management of third party work to team members, acting as a point of escalation as required.

Budget Control 

  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of cost control, fee charging and project finance, and ensures project targets are achieved through sensible management of time and allocated resources.


Education & Skill Requirements

Degree in related design field or equivalent certification or skill level; professional registration or equivalent is preferred.

Substantial experience in delivering large scale commercial mixed use projects within a variety of geographies.

Proficiency with computer applications commonly used within the individual’s discipline; proficiency in Revit is essential.

Experience of managing people and teams.

Excellent presentation and client management skills.