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Client Project Manager (Buildings)

RIBA 1834 Ltd
London (Greater)
c£70,000 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.


RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.


Salary: c£70,000 per annum

Location: London/Hybrid working

Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time fixed-term contract – 3 years


Why Join us?


Our Benefits:

RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays and paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year. For more details on our benefits click here


About the Role

RIBA are seeking an experienced efficient Project Manager to join the House of Architecture Programme team and to lead the renovation of our heritage building at 66 Portland Place, London

You will be responsible for project managing the building works, including the design process and works on site. You will represent RIBA and oversee all aspects of the build project including planning, execution and coordination with the external design team. You will be responsible for reporting progress, budget and risk to the Programme Manager  to ensure dependencies with other programme activities are managed

The House of Architecture is an exciting transformation programme that encompasses the renovation of 66 Portland Place, the creation of a new home for its world class collection, the associated organisational transition before, during and after construction, and the digital transformation of IT infrastructure and fundraising activities.


What are we looking for?

  • Significant experience in architecture, engineering, historic preservation, construction management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience managing renovation/capital projects for historical or heritage buildings, with a strong understanding of historical preservation principles and regulations.
  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and risk management.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders and navigate complex regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools for scheduling, budgeting, and document management.
  • Knowledge of construction methods, materials, and techniques relevant to heritage building renovation.
  • Attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and a commitment to delivering high-quality work while preserving historical integrity.
  • Experience managing capital projects with ambitious sustainability outcomes would be an advantage.
  • Experience acting as or behalf of the client would be an advantage


If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.


Closing date: Wednesday 12th June
Interview date: w/c June 24th


Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch.  We may also close an advert earlier than the date above if we receive enough quality applications.

Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK.  We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.


RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.  


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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. Our purpose is to serve members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

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