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Senior Project Manager Full time

Posted: 4 months ago

We are looking to build a new project management function within Mima. This is the first hire in our journey to create a small team of project managers to help deliver our projects more effectively and help others in the business, who are managing projects, to improve how they do that. We’re looking for someone who can bring practical expertise in managing creative, design projects and can apply that experience to helping us grow the team.

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You will be required to:

  • Bring a rigorous, methodical and detailed approach to managing projects
  • Maintain pragmatic balance between delivery and the creative needs of the design process
  • Keep our projects moving forward and meeting the needs of our clients; supporting our design teams in delivering on-time and to budget
  • Engage positively with our clients to give them confidence that the project is moving forward in the right direction, including regular reporting
  • Manage project data in our Project Management system (CMAP); liaise with our finance team on revenue & invoice forecasting and billing.
  • Manage the resource forecasts for your projects, supporting the management team to identify overload/underload
  • Help us develop our project management processes, structures and tools
  • Support other project managers and consultants doing PM
  • Drive forward project initiation, delivery and close-out
  • Work closely with Project Leaders and Project Directors to deliver the client requirements; identify and flag risks to project delivery

Skills needed:

  • 5+ years of project management experience, ideally within design agencies or creative businesses
  • Excellent proactive organisational skills
  • Good communication skills liaising between client teams and our internal teams
  • Building project schedules
  • Use of project management tools, ideally prior experience in CMAP
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Confidence when dealing with a wide variety of people
  • The ability to take responsibility and handle pressure

About Us

Mima is a multi-disciplinary design practice with over 40 years of history delivering human-centred design. We’ve always believed people don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it and Mima is driven by the desire to make a positive impact on the world around us.

Our clients include HS2, National Maritime Museum, CERN, NHS, Heathrow Airport, Paris 2024 Olympics, V&A, York University, Etihad Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, Dubai Expo 2020 and Network Rail. Currently around 1/3 of our work is international.

We are a multi-disciplinary team, so you’d be working with Human Factors/Ergonomists, Design Researchers, Inclusive Design & Accessibility experts, other Service Designers, Wayfinding & Information Designers and Interior/Product Designers.

Mima’s main studio is located in East London - at Second Home Spitalfields - where you would automatically become a member giving you access to their events, socials and various activities. We also have satellite studios too throughout the UK.

The role is ideally based in our London studio, but we are a hybrid working company so can discuss working at home or other studio locations.

Find out more about what our staff say about working at Mima here

For you:

The Mima benefits package includes:

  • competitive salary
  • private healthcare
  • company pension
  • profit-sharing bonus
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 with years of service)
  • free membership of Second Home
  • flexible home-working policy

To apply, please share a CV and a link to your portfolio to and a short teaser as to why you think Mima is a good fit.

Salary: £35,000/yr to £50,000/yr
Location: London, UK (Hybrid)

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