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Principal Healthcare Architect




London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Healthcare & Medical




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

Principal Healthcare Architect-(174210)


About Us

HDR’s London office is in search of a Principal Healthcare Architect  to join our growing practice and word-class health expertise.

For nearly 60 years, HDR has delivered award-winning integrated healthcare planning and design for some of the world’s foremost medical centers and health systems. Ranking as the #1 Healthcare Design firm 23 times by Modern Healthcare, our clients know we understand their mission and business. Using evidence-based design methodologies, we fully integrate clinical, operational, and facility planning that supports an organization's strategic objectives by design. 

Our global healthcare practice provides our clients and communities with creative design solutions that improve the health and human condition of those they serve. Join HDR and help make great things possible.

The primary responsibility of the Principal Healthcare Architect is to grow and develop the health architecture practice in London, UK. The successful candidate will focus on developing new business relationships and opportunities with health organizations in the local and the regional market.

Business Development, Marketing and Practice Growth:

  • Develop new business opportunities for the health architecture practice
  • Partner with Architecture leadership to develop growth plan to support growth of UK HC practice
  • Be well-connected in the industry
  • Lead the healthcare production team in the UK
  • Liaison to HDR design and delivery teams outside UK
  • Lead HDR’s marketing efforts to win new business, including proposal strategy and writing and interview presentations
  • Develop annual BD/marketing plan
  • Bring energy, excitement, and fun to thriving practice
  • Client Management and Project Delivery Responsibilities :

  • Lead architectural projects of varying sizes
  • Direct design team and collaborates with other project leadership 
  • Enjoy working directly with clients
  • Oversee the design team’s performance
  • Collaborate with PM to ensure project profitability
  • Ensure firm’s project delivery processes are met
  • Ensuring compliance with industry standards, regulations, and best practice
  • Help keep our staff sharp, trained, and effective
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture
  • 10+ years related experience in a design or project management role with a focus on
    healthcare projects preferred
  • A minimum 7 years’ project management
  • Registered Architect (ARB, RIBA)
  • Must have experience on large-scale projects
  • Must be able to lead a team on projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Extensive knowledge and experience within the local and regional market
  • Strong team leadership, mentoring, motivational/organizational and people skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned
    culture is a must

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED desired but not required
  • Why HDR

    At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. #LI-MW4

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