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Architect - Associate Director - specialising in the Airport / Aviation markets

  • Job reference: IF-001940
  • Sector: Aviation, Buildings, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Location: London, Epsom
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Why not...

We are Atkins; Architecture, Masterplanning and Landscape Practice. We are a leading UK based global design Practice whose reputation is built on a culture of open collaboration, creating and delivering excellence in all we do. Our diverse, highly skilled, passionate designers are unified with a belief – good design can positively transform people’s lives. Our expertise ranges across all key sectors of the built environment: Masterplanning, Urban Regeneration, Transport, Retrofit, Education, Commercial and Residential. We are recognised leaders in the creation and delivery of environments, buildings, places that are good for people and improve our environment.

Right now we have an opportunity to recruit an inspirational design-focused Architect with experience of winning and delivering work in the Airports market. This role will be based in London / South East region but will very much form part of our national Architecture, Masterplanning and Landscape Architecture Practice with all the opportunities for collaboration and development that this brings.


• To manage and inspire a team through strong and appropriate leadership
• Sustaining and developing relationships with existing and new clients
• To ensure design responses are pragmatic and respond to the client brief whilst respecting the opportunities and constraints that each site affords, through climate, context and culture.
• To continue to develop designs that are firmly rooted with a strong narrative and that seek to enhance our reputation.
• Lead projects by providing design and technical leadership for major projects
Reporting on activity and analysis of feedback and success factors

People Leadership

• Proven team management skills and experience
• Development of the design culture and capability of our multi-disciplinary design team(s)
• An inclusive leader with a confident operating style who is able to deal with diversity within the teams that they manage
• A resourceful, articulate and clear communicator with the ability to influence others
• Be able to work calmly under pressure and lead, inspire and motivate our teams


We are looking for an enthusiastic new member to work with our existing team to:

• Be client-centric
• Have a portfolio of clients or contacts in the Aviation market and a track record of delivering projects in this market
• Proven track record of winning and developing new business opportunities
• Have a detailed understanding of the design and delivery of projects within the airport sector.
• Have a need detailed knowledge of the market in the region
• Be creative in their approach
• Ability to lead bids and opportunities in this market
• Establish, maintain and develop relationships with key clients and prospective clients
• Be engaged with the successful delivery of secured projects

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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