Architect / Project Manager

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company placing human experience at the centre of our design process to create and deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.

About the Role

The role of the Architect / Project Manager (PM) is to be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of complex projects, leading teams of internal and external designers. The Architect / PM will contribute to achieving the vision and objectives of Woods Bagot by assisting in providing strong project management skills. Utilising all the available support services, the Architect / PM will ensure the projects are managed within Woods Bagot procedures in an accountable and transparent way. This role may also provide contract administrative and technical support where required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and facilitate the overall cross-functional project team.
  • Technical input into the developing design, including Woods Bagot’s deliverables and those of the wider design team.
  • Focus on the smooth management of the project process, ensuring clarity of requirements, deliverables, timelines and visibility against fees.
  • Prepare, communicate, and monitor project programmes, budgets, and deliverables for client and internal teams.
  • Manage multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with interiors, structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape, civil and other consultants.
  • Management of documentation flow, review, approvals, and sign-off processes.
  • Ensuring design is compliant with client brief, statutory requirements, Woods Bagot’s procedures, and other applicable standards.
  • Preparation and updating of project documentation and reports.
  • Monitoring project budget, cost and disbursement tracking for invoicing to client.
  • Prepare and review proposals, contracts, and consultant agreements. − Management of scope changes, fee variations and project issues.
  • Maintenance of project delivery within budget.
  • Control of financial management of projects, including resourcing, and management of appointed sub-contractors.
  • Management of project risk within the parameters established by Woods Bagot.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate preparation and issue of invoices to clients and collection of debts.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree qualification within the Architectural field.
  • High attention to detail with rigorous follow-up to ensure that projects are kept on track and any issues identified and addressed as early as possible.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including effective listening and an ability to motivate others.
  • Team leadership, management and recruitment experience, with the ability to recognise when team members may need additional professional or personal support.
  • Comfortable and effective in managing and communicating with virtual teams across geographies and time zones.
  • Experience in mentoring and training senior professionals in project management skills.
  • Knowledge of International project delivery, including BIM protocols and collaborative working across regions.

Benefits we offer

In addition to working for a world-class design Studio, you will enjoy benefits such as:

  • A balance between Studio and home working
  • Access to global resources to enhance your learning and development
  • Private healthcare and dental cover
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Company pension scheme
  • Professional subscriptions supported

How to apply

Please send your resume and portfolio via the Architect / Project Manager LinkedIn job post. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory Requirement: It is an essential requirement that applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK when applying for this position.

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where difference is celebrated, valued and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation to creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.