Project manager, London

David Chipperfield Architects’ London office is looking for a qualified architectural Project Manager to work as part of our design team to facilitate and manage the workflow and programme of a large-scale architectural project within a highly collaborative and design-oriented environment.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibility is to lead on project delivery. Tasks involve: defining and ensuring the efficient internal management of the project programme and delivery through all stages; setting up an efficient structure and workflow organisation for the team; holding overall resource and budget management of the project; ensuring information exchange and efficient communication with client, the wider collaborative design team and all external stakeholders; guaranteeing an excellent level of professional service to the client and partner organisations.

Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in design excellence. They should be confident, organised and proactive. Fluency in English is essential.

Skills, knowledge and expertise

— Extensive project management experience on large scale architectural projects (+£500million budgets).
— Demonstrable experience of planning and prioritising using project management software and tools.
— Problem solving skills and experience.
— Good leadership skills and time management skills.
— Clear understanding of scopes of service.
— Experience of overseeing complex international projects within collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams; ideally with public sector clients.
— Good verbal presentation skills.
— Fluency in both written and spoken English.
— Preferably from an architectural background.
— Ideally with experience working on re-use, heritage or projects with high sustainability ambitions and regional experience in Canada


On top of a competitive salary, David Chipperfield Architects offers staff a wide range of benefits including medical cash insurance plan, pension and parental leave provision, private healthcare, an employee assistance programme, paid professional memberships, training opportunities, cycle-to-work scheme and interest-free TfL season ticket loans. The practice has an active internal culture that includes talks and events as well as staff diversity groups to promote awareness and equity around gender, LGBTQ+ and racial equality. There is a core hours policy allowing for flexible start/end times to the working day and hybrid working allows staff to work from home some days. An international working policy allows staff to work from abroad for up to 30 days each year.


David Chipperfield Architects encourages diversity and welcomes applicants from all genders, backgrounds and beliefs. As part of our efforts to improve representation in the office we ask that applicants do not include their name and/or photograph from their CV and portfolio to help counteract unconscious bias in the hiring process.

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