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Design Managers - Break Into Design Management

Adrem Group
£40000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Architect, Architectural Assistant

Job Details

Are you an architectural professional who's looking to make a transition into a Design Manager role? Perhaps you're an architect who enjoys the client project + team management side more than design + you're curious about other options?

Often, those looking to make the move are faced with a difficult situation; most companies want to hire people that are "ready to go" and already have extensive experience in a similar or the same role. It can be a huge hurdle when you're trying to change careers!

Here is where our client has a huge advantage over similar companies. Started by ex-architects who made the transition to DM, they are open to hiring ex-architectural professionals + can offer a unique, personalised training programme which will accelerate your development into a fully-fledged DM within a short space of time.

Within 6 months you'll be where you would have been in 2 years working as a DM in a "traditional" practice.

One employee told us "They promised extensive training and that's certainly been delivered - in the past few months I've done everything I set out to do and more!"

However, this isn't the only advantage to this position + company. We asked current employees what the best things about working for this consultancy are.

They told us:

  • Project variety
    "Sometimes working in traditional practice, you're very insular - focused on your own company + projects, sometimes for years. My favourite is the variety of projects + network we have - you'll get to work on the "best of the best", firms like Fosters, Zaha, Heatherwick, BIG - including working in their offices and with multiple clients at the same time"
  • Career development
    "They really look after staff in terms of training. There's a comprehensive training schedule to make sure every tool is introduced to new starters, which makes you feel a lot more comfortable - especially if, like me, you're from an overwhelmingly design based background. I come from a large practice + the smaller size of the company enables a greater focus on individual growth and also team growth"

  • Strong pipeline + outlook - recession proof business
    "The company has grown by a third in the time I've been there, which is incredible. While other studios have project going on hold, we have a lot of new + exciting project going ahead, so it's looking great for us"


  • Particularly enjoy the client facing + team management aspect of architecture
  • Are highly organised + easily identify key deliverables.
  • Have experience of creating project timelines + programmes, understanding dependencies, ordering priorities + understanding appropriate resource allocation within architectural projects
  • Are great with client relationship management + engaging with external teams
  • Enjoy a varied workload, including working within the offices of some of the UK's top firms on high profile projects - willing to travel within London


  • Right to live + work in the UK

Is this you?

We would like to hear from you. Apply with your CV today


Adrem Group is made up of former architects, designers and professional careers consultants who specialise in Architecture Jobs. We focus purely on architecture roles including Architects, Architectural Assistants, Architectural Technicians, BIM / Technical Managers, Landscape Architects, Space Planning and 3D Visualisers.

With over 30 years industry experience based in London, Adrem collaborates with the world’s most diverse and ground breaking architectural practices. We represent the most talented Architects around the world; listening to their aspirations and motivations and introducing them to like-minded practices for both permanent and contract roles. All candidates that we meet will benefit from a free portfolio and CV advice should they require it.



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