Director - Residential Design Studio

  • Location

    Kensington and Chelsea, London

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    Up to £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Rob Joslin

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Position: Director

Location: Kensington, London

Salary: £100,000 plus bonus, profit share & benefits

London's leading residential Architecture & Interior Design Studio with an international team spanning several disciplines and providing their UHNW & Developer clients with a seamless service from design conception to completion, are recruiting a Director to take overall responsibility for project delivery and for providing the strategic direction for the department in advancing the organization in line with company's growth ambitions and to its full potential.

About the role

  • The Project Director shall lead the client and consultant team relationships, acting as a key person in the securing of new and repeat sales

  • To understand, and contribute to, the ambitions & values of the company and will have appropriate and relevant experience, skill sets and knowledge to fully drive and support these ambitions and values in a proactive manner

  • Lead confidently and pro-actively, support complex design projects, proficiently manage contractual matters based on strong construction knowledge. This will lead to projects completing on time and on budget, to a high standard

  • Be calm, organized, and flexible under pressure and manage multiple streams of work at once, prioritizing where needed and actively problem solving to ensure the team produces consistently high-level work, even to tight deadlines

  • Lead the financial and operational aspects of the studio relating to project delivery and project strategy, with accountability for project profitability, including profitable resource allocation and management

  • Work effectively with the Founder Director and two Directors, as part of a strong leadership team for the company

  • Legals & Contract Administration: manage contract administration role on projects. Maintain up to date knowledge of the JCT contract suite, and other contractual processes and industry standards.

  • Ensure projects run on schedule and achieve client and company objectives regarding scope, quality, timing, and budget - error free and to the highest standard

About you

  • Communication: highly skilled in managing UHNWI & Developer client relationships in a suitable tone and manner, with outstanding skills in presenting project reports and matters

  • Financial Accountability: a track record in project profitability. Experience in liaising with Finance teams for timely receipt of funds/invoices and lead securing fee for additional work, and incremental billing. Have participated in setting strategic financial goals and budgeting for company

  • Quality Control: effectively delegated and reviewed work produced by a Team, ensuring it is delivered in a timely and error free manner. Created processes for effective quality control and ensured these and the standards expected are understood by the team

  • Problem Solving & Organization: background in pro-actively identifying risk factors and catch problems early and to have a solutions-based approach. Strong organizational skills applied to project programmes, multiple work streams and time frames set and achieved for design team and external parties

  • Sales & External relationships: have led the production & delivery of pitches with regards to programme, budget, and fee. Secured repeat clients or new sales through pitches or network, using market intelligence to seek out opportunities

  • Protocols & Systems: initiated and executed new and existing processes and systems. Mentored and guided others to embrace company processes and ensured that relevant information is recorded accurately, and systems and protocols are followed

If you are interested in joining a business to work alongside highly qualified, accomplished and competent industry experts to work on prestigious projects such as multiple apartments in One Hyde Park, townhouses in Belgravia, villas in the Middle East, penthouses in New York and houses in Los Angeles, please reach out to discuss in more detail; +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email

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