Director of Healthcare Architecture

As a Director of Healthcare Architecture you will lead architectural and multidisciplinary design teams with responsible for the technical delivery of a range of healthcare and other projects from bidding through to delivery. As a Director you will act as a Bid Manager for small to large scale Healthcare opportunities and contribute to the development of the company by supporting the senior management team in the progressive evolution of AECOM’s design philosophy, research activities and technical development. We are seeking an Architect with strong recent experience of working with Healthcare clients in both private and public sectors. The role will be based primarily in our Belfast office and will require travel within UK+I. You will play a key role in liaising with colleagues across the UK to coordinate the delivery of Healthcare projects across the UK+ and further afield. The candidate must be strong in technical design content and in design management, digital technologies, and design workflow. He/she will be expected to manage design activities and the production of design information.

Project/Design Responsibilities

  • 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

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Organises own and others 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 multi-disciplinary 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
  • Routinely interacts with clients, contractors, local authority representatives 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 within a multi-disciplinary team, maintaining positive moral 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
  • Assume operational responsibilities which includes development and implementing Technical Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD)
  • Resource forecasting and management
  • Manage and produce a range of business reporting activities
  • Support and develop 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

Commercial Responsibilities

  • Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget
  • Contribute to AECOM’s leadership by representing the company at conferences and events with the aim of promoting the company’s work and philosophy both locally and internationally
  • 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
  • Manage commercial aspects of projects including NEC processes
  • Actively participate in marketing and business development

Minimum Requirements:

  • RIBA Part 3 and experience in working on major Healthcare projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within a multi-disciplinary consultancy

AECOM Jobs - Regional Director Healthcare Architecture in Belfast, United Kingdom

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