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Client Project Manager, Buildings

RIBA 1834 Ltd
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Job (Function)
Project Management, RIBA Jobs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

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

About the Role

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

Reporting into the wider Programme, this role would be supporting RIBA’s focus on making their HQ building at 66 Portland Place more accessible, useful, sustainable and welcoming.  The 1934 landmark building has grade II listed status and comprises of staff offices, a library, bookshop, exhibition space, cafeteria, learning centre and a range of event spaces.

This role offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a major project, ensuring the successful delivery of RIBA’s vision through effective management and coordination. 

Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will serve as the primary contact between RIBA and the external design team for the 66 Portland Place project, by facilitating the flow of information, and project managing the building works, including the design process and works on site.

You will represent RIBA in dealings with architects, contractors, and other stakeholders, ensuring client-side interests are well-represented.  Acting as the main point of contact for internal and external teams, you will provide clear updates and translate technical details into actionable insights.

You will also be responsible for reporting progress, budget and risk to ensure dependencies with other programme activities are managed.

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.
  • Experience managing capital projects with ambitious sustainability outcomes would be an advantage.
  • Experience acting as or behalf of the client would be an advantage
  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and risk management.
  • 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.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders and navigate complex regulatory requirements.
  • Attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and a commitment to delivering high-quality work while preserving historical integrity.  

Why Join us?

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

FJWilson Talent Services is our recruitment partner for this appointment. If you are interested in applying, please contact Andrea Montgomery for a confidential conversation, on 0203 195 3600, or email us at

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.  

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.

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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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