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Associate Director - Architecture - Commercial and Urban Redevelopment

  • Job reference: IF-002608
  • Sector: Buildings, Infrastructure, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: London
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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.

Atkins are developing a growing reputation for our work within the Cities and Development market - including projects relating to commercial, residential and other urban redevelopments. As a result of our success we are looking to appoint an inspirational Associate Director to lead on opportunities and further develop Atkins; position within these markets, whilst also delivering some of our key current opportunities.

Although this role is focused on the London and South East region the role will very much form part of our national Architecture, Masterplanning and Landscape 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

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 Commercial, Residential and Redevelopment markets
• Proven track record of winning and developing new business opportunities
• Have a detailed understanding of the design and delivery of Commercial, Residential and Redevelopment projects.
• 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

Please note that we will relocate from our current London office in Euston Tower to the Nova North building in Victoria in January 2019.

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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