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Assistant Design Manager: Building Services

British Museum
Bloomsbury, London (Greater)
£35,485 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2022
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Assistant Design Manager: Building Services
Capital Planning and Programme Management
£35,485 per annum
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 22 July 2022

About the role:

The British Museum has an exciting opportunity to join us as Assistant Design Manager: Building Services, within the Capital Planning and Programme Management (CPPM) department.

Working with other departments, CPPM is at the forefront of shaping extensive building and construction projects through two principal workstreams; Critical & Essential Projects and the Rosetta Project; our masterplan.

In this exciting role you will work as part of the client-side team providing design management support to enable the successful delivery of projects across the Museum’s estate – including the Grade-I listed building in Bloomsbury – which serves to protect and display the Museum’s unique collection.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Support on internal and external stakeholder management and coordination of Museum design requirements, ensuring project briefs accurately reflect client requirements
  • Input into the development of design through the project life cycle, including reviewing design documents throughout, representation at design team meetings / project team meetings, as well as site reviews, quality checking and input at commissioning and handover
  • Input into scopes of services, evaluating tenders, and monitoring the design process
  • Input into and support on the development of technical design standards
  • Provide advice on survey and information requirements; programme; design process; procurement; budget / cost management; delivery; and, risk

About you:

  • Educated to degree level in a building services engineering/construction-related disciple and / or mechanical/electrical/building services engineering technical qualification
  • Experience of working with design teams on new-build and refurbishment projects, ideally in the cultural sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret information from architectural/engineering drawings and specifications
  • Competent user of document control systems and AutoCAD

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Additional details:

For more information about this role, please see the job description.

If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

We are also currently piloting a flexible way of working that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage and how flexible working could work for you.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.

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