How a Senior Architect becomes a Director
"Here's another £2000 on your salary, great job on that big project..." says your boss. What you really deserve is a promotion. But that's probably not going to happen, is it?
Maybe these are the excuses you've heard in the past:
"We're waiting for Bob to retire before you move up the ladder".
"You need to be winning £150k worth of work year in year out to be Senior Management here"
There's probably another three employees fighting over that job anyway.
Why hang around and chance it when you CAN get the job you want with the promotion you want built in right now and more?
Let's start on salary. Do associates at your practice even get paid £50,000?
How about free parking in the town centre car park that you can use on the weekends?
Do you fancy a flexi-time system that can shift and change to suit you day to day?
From day one, you'll be running one of the teams. It'll be a range of Commercial, Residential, Leisure, perhaps a new shopping centre or Library. Don't worry about the bigger picture while you get your feet under the table. You won't just design and you won't just deliver projects, you'll do it all, Stage 0 to Stage 7.
Straight away you'll be involved in management decisions for the practice of 50 staff. Slowly, you'll take over the range of clients as the main contact, you'll be given the opportunity to learn more about your future business development, Financial, HR, Marketing and other Strategic duties which will grow over the next few years.
You're being primed for the big job. One day you WILL own this practice WITHOUT putting any money into the company or buying anyone out or any of that complicated risky stuff.
It's a chance to put your stamp on an established practice. You and one other colleague are going to run it one day, it's a chance to re-make it in your own image, to make the team work around your style. Don't take my word for it, they'll tell you this at the interview!
Worried you're not ready? Need time to develop? They don't want someone who is already there, they want someone still developing, someone like you who is held back by their current practice.
All of the doors are open here, the key to your climb to the top lies in getting in touch or applying to this job.