Position Description

Senior Project Manager
Location London Studio
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Freelance and fixed term opportunities are available for a Senior Project Manager in our London studio. 


About the Role

  • Work as a senior member of our interdisciplinary team with a particular strength in managing graphic and infographic design for brand, print and wayfinding projects, and motion graphics
  • Manage the delivery of projects from design concepts through to final design with the support from the project lead. This includes developing presentations for both internal and external meetings and presentations
  • Oversee day-to-day project activities including project planning, resourcing and reporting, running internal project team meetings and attending external client/project team meetings
  • Participate in and contribute to brainstorming/design sprints, conduct any relevant research for projects, add insight and value, and assist in achieving studio and project goals
  • Manage any procurement, including supporting on the preparation of tender documents, liaising with contractors, ensuring all work produced is of the highest quality whilst providing value for money
  • Provide day-to-day account management on projects and contribute to new business proposal writing, pitches and presentations
  • With support from Directors, produce project budgets, resourcing schedules and programmes, time manage project milestones and deliverables, and report to the Directors on project status for billing purposes
  • Deliver work according to an agreed timescale and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Assist in the development of more junior members of the team
  • Be flexible in approach and able to take direction, feedback and observations with a positive attitude
  • Maintain all project records, documents and files


About You

  • You are a senior project manager with proven experience working across design for the built environment at a range of project scales and sectors
  • You are a highly motivated strategic thinker capable of applying insights to all design disciplines, further assisting the team in the creation of wayfinding, placemaking, brand and digital projects
  • You are a passionate about design, the creative process and design thinking
  • You are team oriented and personable with excellent interpersonal, influencing and communications skills
  • You have proven leadership skills and the ability to allocate work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • You will be highly organised with a strong track record of project management and client liaison, and the confidence to manage teams through all stages of the creative process, from ideation, to production, and implementation
  • Being able to work with minimal supervision and plan own workload are pre-requisites, as is having the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

 

Essential Skills & Experience 

  • Design obsessive, aware of best practice in industry
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively present ideas
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer knowledge, Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office
  • Design Management/Project management qualification desirable but not essential
  • Minimum 8 years experience or equivalent managing all stages of the project design process