AECOM EMIA Interior Design Practice Lead in London, United Kingdom

Business Line Architecture

Position Title EMIA Interior Design Practice Lead

United Kingdom - London


Job Summary

AECOM are further developing and growing our Interior Design practice in response to a variety of market opportunities and enterprise priorities.

With product and service quality considered a key priority in B+P’s strategic agenda, we are looking for an experienced, influential and passionate person, with a track record in leading professional practice standards, to lead the Interior Design practice line across EMIA.

As Interior Design Practice Line Leader for Europe, Middle East, India and Asia (EMIA), in collaboration with your fellow B+P leads in Architecture, Building Engineering, PCC and Design, Planning & Economics, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing the wider B+P practice strategy

  • Working to become the best-in-class partner for our chosen clients, by anticipating our clients’ needs through the delivery of high-quality, innovative outcomes

  • Raising the profile of our thought leadership and the Interior Design practice across the business internally, and also externally

  • Leading on sharing best practice to support our technical teams

  • Inspiring and supporting our people, helping them to build satisfying and fulfilling careers with us

  • Solving the challenges created by complex projects of all sizes drawing on your creativity and ingenuity

  • Being accountable, through both influencing and collaborating with the B+P Metro leaders, for reducing project losses through successful project delivery and flawless execution.

Reporting directly to the EMIA Architecture Lead, you will work collaboratively with a talented team of multidisciplinary design, management and technical professionals, and will focus on championing and embedding a culture of technical excellence and advancement across the practice, whilst providing and encouraging insightful thought leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop an Interior Design practice plan

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development of commercial interiors practice processes and activities across EMIA to take cognisance of changes in digital technologies including job running/QA procedures and cultural reinforcement.

  • Business development, focussing on the fully integrated multidisciplinary offer, in close collaboration with CAMs & Market Sector leads

  • Project Review Process including technical aspects

  • Graduate intake & development, including liaison with university departments on curriculum etc

  • Lead the development & growth of interiors practice in AECOM Multidisciplinary Practice Groups across EMIA

  • Raise the industry profile of AECOM Interior Design in a manner which complements the emerging AECOM design brand

  • Lead the execution of the EMIA Interior Design Plan , including:

  • Support Regional Interiors Leads to meet their practice development targets

  • Leadership and development of the EMIA Interiors practice; responsible for driving the growth, strategy and sale of interiors services across the geography.

  • Define and build the practice’s brand and reputation externally, with particular

  • Drive the continued improvement of innovation, design and creativity; support best practice project delivery (processes, delivery model and resources), leadership and reputation.

  • Engage with other geographies to make available key staff in support of bid development and project delivery activities.

  • Mentor, coach and develop key staff and assist them to achieve their full potential in line with the needs of strategic plans.

  • Attract, develop and retain industry leaders and prominent technical specialists to strengthen the AECOM brand and performance.

  • Provide global design leadership through design reviews or involvement in conceptual design stage for key international projects. #LI-JT1#LI-

Minimum Requirements

The post holder will possess the following skills:

Have successfully built and led interiors teams from Stage 0 through to completion, with demonstrable success.

A strong track record in Business Development, work winning and project delivery

Exceptional and recognised client facing skills

A working knowledge of the integration of BIM technologies into design practices

Be familiar with the practice culture which is required to achieve a ‘high design’ interiors product

Able to lead the process for mentoring of graduates & development of professional training programme for interior design

Experience in architectural practice accreditation to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, development and implementation

Be a proven practitioner with significant international project experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally Degree qualified in Architecture or other relevant professional discipline. Appropriate chartered status is advantageous.

  • Have proven experience of practice management and leadership

  • Will have successfully led multidisciplinary teams of 50+ people from Stage 0 to completion in a range of sectors & typologies

  • Possess significant client facing capabilities

  • Be familiar with the practice culture which is required to achieve a ‘high design’ architectural product

  • Will be a proven practitioner with significant project experience across the RegionYour benefits will include: Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182204BR

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.