AECOM Principal Architect - Prisons in Birmingham, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester
Serves as a fully capable professional who will be part of a larger team within the operating unit and is ultimately responsible for aspects from the feasibility to the technical delivery of various scale projects. The principal architect will also occasionally assist with bids and support the senior management team in the progressive evolution of AECOM’s design philosophy, research activities and technical development.
We are seeking an Architect with general practice background and a strong record with the MOJ, including HMP, NPS and IRC locations. The role will be based preferably in our Manchester office but others will be considered, and will require travel within UK+I. The candidate must be strong in technical knowledge on prison design and in design management, and design workflow. He/she will be expected to manage design activities and produce design information.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and management of the architectural scope of a variety of multidisciplinary projects.
Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive design solutions that reconcile client’s goals and priorities while fostering opportunities for design excellence
To perform and/or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination and preparation of project specifications
Ensuring Safety in Design principles are applied throughout all design stages of a project
Organises own work to achieve set deadlines
Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief
Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team
Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets AECOM’s Technical Excellence standards
Applies advanced knowledge and experience to manage the day-to-day work of practice teams
Routinely interacts with contractors and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues
Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the course of the project
Promotes teamwork and instilling a creative culture within the practice
Make appropriate value judgements with respect to corrective work that supports the design concept and performance goals of the project
Support Directors with Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD)
Support and develop junior staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development
Ensures the latest software / techniques are utilised to increase productivity and training opportunities for staff are made available
Understands and work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget
Assist in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions
Contribute to preparation of bids
Build a network of professional relationships with existing and prospective clients
Actively participate in marketing and business development
RIBA Part 3 and experience in Prison projects
Experience in a multi-disciplinary consultancy
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Architecture and Design
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 244070BR
Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Nottingham Regan Way
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.