Architectural Regional Design Director

Randstad CPE
Bristol, Avon
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Architectural Regional Design Director

Are you looking to work with the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions? Looking to advance where you are today? Looking for a more rewarding career at one of the UK's best? 68,000 employees across the world can't be wrong.

An exciting opportunity has opened up in Bristol


  • Competitive Salary
  • Car Allowance/ Company Car
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Pension
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Discount
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Professional Development



Oversee design outputs from the office ensuring the highest quality of design. It is expected that you will take a lead input into design concepts and the design quality of the schemes originating from the office. You will also work with other Directors from across the Architectural discipline to promote design quality and consistency.

Design Review and Client satisfaction

Participate in regular Design reviews to ensure that the required design quality is being upheld and that that there is compliance with current legislation.

Ensure that a regular system of checking and reporting on client satisfaction is implemented, and take appropriate corrective action in conjunction with the Profit Centre Manager if required

Job Winning

Selection of appropriate opportunities in line with office BD Business Plan and in discussion and agreement with PCM for any support required. Oversee, co-ordinate and produce responses to opportunities and prospects. Agreeing fee levels for all bid submissions with appropriate Sector Director or Executive Director using agreed protocols and formats (Bid Governance Forms, Black Hat reviews, etc).

BD Development & Client Relationship Management

Develop a marketing culture throughout the office and hold regular office BD meetings to communicate and improve on office BD Business Plan. Oversee and co-ordinate the increase in brand awareness.

Generate leads, proactively approach prospective clients, and develop new business relationships to generate potential new income.

Human Resources

Line Management responsibility in accordance with the Architecture staff structure. Ensure the Appraisal process is being implemented throughout your team. Being able to lead and motivate staff is very important.

Agree and implement training and mentoring plans to develop in-house resources Identify recruitment needs and assist in recruiting new staff.

Business Management Systems

Support to the Profit Centre Manager in relation to the management of Office Processes (delegated duties) including BMS, EMS and H&S.

Ownership and implementation of all CDM requirements and ensuring design risk reviews are undertaken


To interface with other parts of the business to ensure we grow our collective business by sharing initiatives, resources, opportunities and best practice

Liaise with business development staff to profile future resource requirements on bids and projects. Contribute to the communications plan.

Advise Profit Centre Manager and business development staff of any opportunities arising from reviews of current projects or clients and of feedback from client satisfaction reports.

About yourself

The ideal candidate will have past experience and will match with the following;

  • Well organised, diplomatic, proactive, assertive and well-disciplined
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.
  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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