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Principal Strategic Creative

  1. West Midlands, Bristol
R-114138

Creative Design – who are we?

Do you see the world differently? Are you driven by creativity and innovation? You'll fit right in at Creative Design, our flourishing global in-house agency. Get ready to push the boundaries designing for print, events, web, virtual reality or motion on some of the world's most exciting and prestigious accounts.

We are a multi-discipline, talented team of over 90 people, including UX/UI designers, graphic designers, animators, visualisers, real-time and web developers all over the globe. By harnessing outstanding, innovative, and creative talent, we transform the way our clients communicate, connect, and engage with their projects. We’ve successfully collaborated with AtkinsRealis clients including MoD, EDF, National Highways, Transport for London, HS2, Neom and the Environment Agency to provide world-class solutions.

Our design principles underpin everything we do. We’re problem solvers who are excited by working together to find a solution. We create bespoke communications which focus on bringing meaning to content, make information more accessible and add value to projects. We create and implement viable concepts that utilise technology in a way that enhances outcomes and creates efficiencies. We invest in innovation and focus on upcoming technologies.

People join our in-house agency to work on an exhilarating scope of projects, while having a positive impact on the world. We recognise that we work in a fast-paced environment. So, there are many ways we care for each other's wellbeing, from championing mental health to promoting flexible working and keeping active together.

The Role:

This is a truly exciting opportunity for a Principal Creative with a strategic focus to join the team. There’s scope for creativity and adding greater value to our growing number of high-profile national and global accounts. We’re looking for someone who is a natural initiative taker who brings out the best in the team. You must be able to think analytically and strategically about how projects can be taken to the next level. Proactively bringing ideas on how projects and the overall business can run more effectively, challenging creativity, processes and strategies and overall improving the quality and delivery of projects.

You will be a results-driven strategic creative able to assess the short and long-term goals of Creative Design and suggest ways to accomplish them. You will also be responsible for conducting market research and analysing industry trends.

There will be incredible scope to grow your experience areas, whether you’re leading the creative on an event, supporting the definition of a new customer experience, or having design input into a multi-discipline project. There’s a huge opportunity to bring greater value to our variety of engineering, infrastructure and architectural design projects, as well as looking to the future to how our service lines can be diversified.

This role can be based out of Birmingham, London, Epsom, Bristol, Glasgow or Warrington.

Your purpose:

  • A creative thinker who is comfortable talking with clients and colleagues to understand their ideas and bring them to life.
  • A strategic thinker who can drive the business vision forward through client engagement, spotting opportunities and maximising potential.
  • Prepared to push boundaries—happy with day-to-day tasks but always looking for ways to add value.
  • Passionate, driven and wanting to invest in Creative Design's vision and culture.
  • Interested in working with digital teams to deliver innovative multi-discipline solutions.
  • A team player with a friendly and collaborative approach to projects, able to lead from a strategic POV.
  • A passion for design.
  • Mentorship to team members at all levels.
  • Confident communication with clients and colleagues when pitching, winning new work and leading projects.
  • Inspiring senior team members as well as your own team – directing and motivating others and helping them to believe in your ideas.
  • Meeting with clients to discuss their goals for upcoming campaigns and projects.
  • Developing marketing strategies that dictate the core methods of achieving the companies goals.
  • Creating documentation and project briefs about initiatives.
  • Tracking results of marketing strategies as well as adjusting or ending marketing strategies if results are not meeting expectation.

What you can bring?

  • An original portfolio of work that demonstrates conceptual skills, advertorial, illustration, and branding.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as strong layout and typography skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with clients and team members; managing multiple projects at once.
  • Quoting and scoping multi-discipline projects ensuring the right blend of skill sets are involved.
  • Performing analysis of competitors and identifying opportunities.
  • Keeping updated with technologies and consumer behaviours.
  • Creating and presenting strategic plans.
  • Finding solutions for client problems.
  • Contributing to business development and digital innovation; helping to develop future work pipeline through client engagement, spotting opportunities and maximising potential.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proactive and reactive problem-solving.
  • A passion for design and digital technology with an outstanding eye for detail.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis.  It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below:

YourReward at AtkinsRéalis (atkinsrealis.com)

Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

More about us:

AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects: AtkinsRéalis Projects (atkinsrealis.com)

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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