Client Design Representative x 2

5 days left

London, City of London
30 Jul 2019
27 Aug 2019
The British Museum
Job (Function)
Design Advisor
Contract Type
Full Time

Client Design Representatives x 2: Building Services; and, Architecture and Fabric
Capital Planning and Programme Management
Full time
Application deadline: 20th August 2019, Midday

The British Museum has two exciting opportunities to join us as Client Design Representatives: one centred on Building Services and the other focused on Architecture and Fabric.

This is a great opportunity to act as a lead Client Design Representative in a grade-I listed building, which serves to protect and display the Museum's unique collection. The roles will work across a range of challenging and exciting project collaborating with array of colleagues from many different departments.

Key areas of responsibility:

The Building Services role will act as the design representative to enable the successful development and delivery of CPPM capital and masterplan projects, specific to on the following: MEPPH, infrastructure, lifts, fire and life safety and security (physical and technological) - inclusive of asset renewal and replacement - as well as interfaces with IT/digital.

The Architecture and Fabric role will act as the design representative to enable the successful development and delivery of CPPM capital and masterplan projects, specific to galleries, displays and building fabric, inclusive of: arrangements, finishes and materials; responding to collection care/conservation needs; interfacing and coordination with collection information and documentation; interpretation and audio-visual multimedia elements; artificial lighting and daylighting; visitor flow and user access; and, signage and wayfinding.

Both roles will:

  • Lead on internal and external stakeholder management and coordination of Museum design requirements
  • Undertake complex decision making and problem solving in reviewing designs for capital and masterplan projects from both delivery and operational perspectives
  • Ensure that the designs reflect the brief and to a quality and standard acceptable to the Museum
  • Input into, and in some instances lead on, the development of briefs and technical design standards and guidelines

Person specification:

  • Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience
  • Significant experience planning, developing and delivering projects within a similar environment
  • Experience of working with design teams on new-build and refurbishment projects and detailed knowledge of operational needs and design standards for a museum environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, you will be able to read and interpret information from architectural/engineering drawings and specifications, especially from a change control perspective
  • Management experience - ability to influence and motivate a team
  • Experience presenting to and briefing senior management/senior client staff and ability to work with a widely differing range of colleagues

If you think you are the perfect fit for one of these great roles, please visit the British Museum's Careers page to apply.

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