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Associate Director - {{ID}}

Posted: 01/02/2024

£90K - £120K / Year

Associate Director Role:

Key Responsibilities

  • Management focused role with an emphasis on project delivery and internal leadership.
  • Take on a Team Leadership/Line Management role for a small team with a role focused on development and care of people.
  • Influence the strategic direction of the business through impacting on clients, service, people, operations, innovation, and technology.
  • Project Lead for one or more projects (may or may not be working closely with a Director) to deliver positive outcomes for our clients.
  • Managing Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers on the project(s).
  • Develop a close relationship with the clients such they see you as critical to success of the project and they want to reward the client with repeat business.
  • Develop a close relationship with the professional team on your project(s) so they recognise the value the client adds to our projects and clients.
  • Work closely with our Cost Managers (where relevant) to understand costs and achieve the best commercial outcomes for our clients.
  • Understand (and help others to understand) the distinction between outcomes and outputs, taking strategic responsibility for client outcomes not just outputs.
  • Take pride in all tasks and ensure they are of the highest quality and accuracy without guidance from others (apart from formal quality assurance).
  • Proactive development of the gaps in your knowledge of the project lifecycle to achieve technical excellence.
  • Be able to produce and maintain a project development programme.
  • Understand the critical success factors, for all work stages of the project lifecycle, and able to manage your role as part of these stages. This includes:
  • Site acquisition / due diligence
  • Brief and objective setting
  • Project controls and governance
  • Project leadership
  • Fees and appointment management
  • Town planning and master planning
  • Design management and leadership
  • Risk and value management
  • Procurement
  • Programme and construction logistics
  • Employer's Agent and Contract Administration
  • Quality management including mock-ups / prototypes
  • Completion and handover
  • Be familiar with challenges to the real estate and construction industry outlined in the Farmer Review (“Modernise or Die”) applying the lessons learned to your day-to-day project delivery.
  • Continually develop your understanding of current industry challenges and opportunities such as modern methods of construction, environmental, social and governance agenda and pre-manufacture value. Be able to speak confidently to our people and clients on these issues.
  • Confident and clear in your communication both internally and externally, both written and verbal.
  • Understand business risk in relation to appointments, scope of services and fee cashflows and work with a Director to mitigate as required.
  • Actively embrace our share and learn values, sharing knowledge through internal platforms and other avenues.
  • Promote continued sharing with others in your peer group.
  • Constantly looking at ways to improve our business across our core business platforms: clients, service, people, operations, innovation and technology.
  • Use your existing client and consultant network to generate and convert new business leads.
  • Assist with the production of fee proposals / bids.

Essential Qualities

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge across all project work stages and ability to develop others.
  • MRICS or another qualification in a relevant business discipline.
  • Ability to use full suite of Microsoft Office 365 software effectively
  • Demonstrable passion for and understanding of the Real Estate and Construction Industry.
  • Experience of developing technical knowledge across the project work stages.
  • A track record of delivering innovation in service and through technology.
  • Passion to live our Values.
  • Proven experience of project leadership skills with regards to specific project tasks.
  • Great attention to detail in all outputs and ability to multi-task.
  • Proven track record of thinking strategically
  • Willingness to tackle challenges to solve problems.
  • Skilled in developing Client and other project relationships
  • Commercial acumen and business risk management including forms of appointment.
  • Experience of winning repeat business through project relationships and a desire to bring this experience to client
  • Desire to develop your wider professional network.
  • Ability to understand and apply feedback on work performance and to demonstrate this desire for continuous improvement in previous roles.
  • Ability to take and know when to take initiative without guidance.