London, England, UK
Managing Director — Europe
Wilson Associates is looking for an Operations Director to join our London design studio — who will be responsible of the Project Management of all current projects and daily managerial & operational matters.
Background & Skills
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Interior Design or Project Management.
5+ years of managing projects.
AutoCad, Microsoft Office applications, project software.
English, any additional language an advantage
Deliver senior level management supervision of the London office.
Manage scheduling of all staff and team assignments.
Strong organization, communication, analytical and relationship management skills.
Demonstrate high level of performance in project budgeting, contract negotiations, and scheduling.
Manage project schedules and deadlines, ensuring compliance with contract and client expectations.
Guide the team (and client) through the design implementation process including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documentation through completion.
Facilitate all project kick offs and travels with internal staff and key stakeholders to ensure responsibilities are communicated and understood by all.
Participate in staff reviews and provide coaching & mentoring.
Resolve administrative issues, and Manpower allocations.
Assist with training on project management process and tools.
Provide quality control (drawing review) on all projects, must have a strong knowledge of architectural drawings and FF&E requirements.
Scheduling and ensuring design reviews occur and are maintained in conjunction with milestone deliverables for each project.
Participate in monthly operational calls and contribute to all action items as identified on those calls.
Assist WA in the establishment and refinement of best practices of standards of excellence.
Contribute to the growth of the company.
Monitor project process, efficiency and profitability through actively tracking each aspect of project performance against schedules and critical path.
Provide leadership, communication, and coaching to employees, cultivates a motivated employee environment of trust, teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, and business ownership.
Supports Business Development Team and actively build client relationships.
Assist in training and developing Wilson Associates team members in the skills and understanding of firm procedures, methodology, and practices expected for a successful project implementation.
Participate in completing work plans, fee forecasts and review of project costing reports.
Participate in monthly calls with accounting to review monthly billings and revenues are on target, actively identifying issues and defining resolutions to ensure all financial goals are being met.
Identify potential supplemental service opportunities.
Assist project managers and design directors with scope management.
Comply with all Wilson Associates policies and procedures, including but not limited to ethics and business practice
Responsible for all office related operational matters such as meetings, schedules, office supplies, contracts (cleaning, flowers, supplies, etc.)
Responsible of managing office within budget and finding solutions of improvement and cost cutting.
Contact Human Resources to submit your résumé.