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Studio Lead /Account Manager

  • Job reference: IF-001145
  • Sector: Environment, Information Communications, Marine & Coastal, Urban Development, Water
  • Location: London

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Due to recent growth, we are looking to recruit a hybrid Account and Studio Manager to join our central London studio.

You will be responsible for supporting the National Creative Account Manager in building an account management function in the London office. It’s a great opportunity to join a new team that’s bringing real added-value to our projects and clients.

As well as account managing projects, you will also be responsible for managing a studio of 7 talented creatives and visualisers. You will drive quality and ensure regular collaboration with the national team. It is the studio managers responsibility to ensure workload is consistently high and opportunities are being maximised while promoting a positive working culture.

You will need to be a real team player who enjoys working in a dynamic working environment, be pro-active and be a challenger of briefs and outputs to ensure we’re always delivering the best outcome for our clients.

A typical day could be reviewing the studios workload, managing an animation for an internal campaign, reviewing wireframes for an innovative tool that improves public consultations, showcasing our virtual reality environments to clients and meeting with High Speed Rail to develop their new brand.
We currently work with clients such as High Speed Rail, Transport for London, East West Rail, Ministry of Defence, Highways England, EDF Energy, Faithful and Gould, the University of Edinburgh and internal communications.

About Creative Design

Creative Design is not your typical in-house team. We are a proactive and creative team of over 55 designers, developers, visualisers, filmmakers and immersive media specialists integrated into the heart of Atkins.

Our expertise spans a range of creative disciplines, from traditional identity design to virtual reality and interactive platforms. We work collaboratively with Atkins’ teams and external clients, to get to the heart of a problem, adding value and innovation to every project.

Our design principles underpin everything we do. We’re problem solvers who are excited by working together to find a solution. We create bespoke communications which focus on bringing meaning to content, make information more accessible and add value to projects. We create and implement viable concepts that utilise technology in a way that enhances outcomes and creates efficiencies. We invest in innovation and focus on upcoming technologies.
Creative Design

Reporting into the National Creative Account Manager, you will be responsible for the following:
  • Managing the London team’s workload, scheduling work, productivity and allocating time across multiple disciplines and skillsets, keeping the workflow up to date
  • Project-managing and delivering end-to-end projects and performance
  • Reviewing outputs, ensuring quality is high and to brief
  • Monitoring timelines and budgets and reporting on these regularly to the National Creative Account Manager and the client
  • Managing the day-to-day relationship with clients, building and maintaining strong working relationships so that they trust and value your opinions
  • Liaising with clients regularly (responding to briefs, attending meetings, status reporting, information seeking, managing milestones and approvals)
  • Identifying and resolving issues before they arise
  • Giving strategic advice to clients based upon previous experience
  • Planning and leading presentations
  • Working collaboratively with other agency teams, including design, UI, developers, 3D visualisers, immersive media, motion and film 
  • Supporting the overall promotion of Atkins Creative Design via showcases, client conversations and the internal communication tools; Yammer and Slack


Required Experience

Essential
  • Proven experience of the above 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-moving environment, across multiple disciplines (e.g. branding, events, print, digital, AR/VR) 
  • Excellent project management skills, with experience of managing budgets, estimates and schedules 
  • Full awareness of creative processes and techniques – including digital platforms 
  • Strong client management skills with the proven ability to add value to clients 
  • Excellent written and oral skills 
  • Strong problem-solving/troubleshooting skills 
  • Ability to challenge brief and outputs 
  • Experience of running projects of £50k + from start to finish 
Desirable

Agency experience

The role will be based in central London with occasional travel in the UK required.

Creative Design in the press:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/stem-awards/design/augmented-reality-will-transform-engineering/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/stem-awards/design/creative-engineering-solutions/

Rewards and Benefits

The Atkins standard benefits package
(http://axis.eu.atkinsglobal.com/uk/peoplematters/rewards/Pages/default.aspx) is included in the job description template which can be found using the following link: http://axis.eu.atkinsglobal.com/uk/peoplematters/employ/Pages/recruitment.aspx

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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