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Workplace Consultant

Workplace Consultant / Interior Design / Commercial Interiors / Glasgow

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A dynamic and forward-thinking architecture practice in Glasgow are on the lookout for a Workplace Consultant, due to new high-level requirements client side.

The Workplace Consultant will be responsible for interpreting the Design Guide, Employer Requirements and client specialist requirements into a design brief for developers or design partners to produce designs for each RIBA stage. You will ensuring offices are safe, accessible, sustainable and inclusive, i.e. great places to work.

The Workplace Consultant will manage and develop the existing specifications and ensure standards are in line with the Design Guide, overseeing and being responsible for approving the design throughout each RIBA stage of a project's lifecycle, and offering advice and providing assurance on all aspects of design.

Reporting to the Director of Interiors, you will be responsible for:

  • Advising on the status of each project's design, ensuring the project remains aligned with clients wider programme priorities, avoiding duplication of work done elsewhere.
  • Developing Employers Requirements (ER) for each project's design.
  • Engaging effectively with the client on design matters.
  • Interpreting Design Guide and exceptions (client specialist requirements) into appropriate briefing material for designers to use during Cat A and Cat B RIBA stages, minimising the need for bespoke spaces.
  • Ensuring client specialist requirements are intelligible, credible, received at the right time, have been approved by a responsible person in with the right department, along with the necessary funding.
  • Providing advice, assurance and acceptance where necessary on designs and specifications, representing the interests of the client in the project procurement process, e.g. framework selection, individual project tender exercises and contract management.
  • Providing detailed briefings, options analysis and information on design for the leadership and stakeholders.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the overall design progress.
  • Supporting Workplace Experience team advocate smarter working.
  • Supporting Digital's technical design for ICT requirements.
  • Supporting Workplace Solutions design for operations.
  • Working with public sector subject matter experts (SME) in design-related areas across government, and private sector professionals including the property industry.
  • Acting as a design point of contact for designers, contractors, consultant partners and their supply chains across all projects and programmes.
  • Advising the Design Standards Authority (DSA), escalating where workplace experience may be compromised or lessons not being learned.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Knowledge and understanding of buildings, technical specifications, workspace design and procurement.
  • Previous knowledge and practical experience working on large projects or programmes.
  • Managing effective governance controls in a complex business environment.
  • Successful end-to-end delivery of large change projects through forming effective relationships with senior stakeholders, customer groups, policy makers, and creating collaborative engaged teams.
  • Working in 'multi-disciplinary' project teams.
  • Ability to form effective relationships with senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Ability to make value based decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Excellent IT skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Experience of:

  • At least 4 years of design experience and some design management experience in: standards, FFE or inclusive design.
  • Experience of design management and delivery.
  • Experience of team working and developing staff.
  • Ability to communicate best practice.
  • Working on the delivery of large modern office buildings.
  • Developing and delivering change in the public sector, ideally in central government.
  • Understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Understanding of projects using BIM level 2 or BIM framework.
  • Ability to pitch and deliver briefs
  • Business development skills
  • Ability to contribute to new and fresh ideas within the field of workplace strategy
  • You will need strong technical skills that underpin workplace strategy
  • Have the capability to interpret and critique the output from the wider team
  • Commercial interiors experience is key

Desirable Criteria:

  • An associate or bachelor's degree in architecture.
  • Qualification in or experience of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).
  • Membership of a professional body.
  • Relevant project management qualification (e.g. APM, MSP etc.).
  • Background of working in or with the public sector property.
  • Experience of an architectural, engineering or construction based role.

What you'll get in return
A fantastic opportunity to work for a household name in Architecture. Even at this uncertain time, this business is still confident of their place in the market, hence the recruitment,
They have a fantastic team of people already in place, and it really is a chance to go and work for the best in the business.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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Workplace Consultant

Glasgow
Permanent
no work experience required
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Published on 29 Apr 2020