Practice Manager

We are seeking a Practice Manager to join Webb Yates Engineers in our London office.

Webb Yates Engineers is a creative multidisciplinary engineering practice with offices in London and Birmingham. It prides itself on its close collaboration with architects to achieve intelligent, innovative structures and its large portfolio spanning from arts to aviation, prototyping to housing, and inflatables to loadbearing stone.

Department: Support/Administrative

Reporting to: Senior Management Team

Location: London


Job Summary

The Practice Manager will be responsible for all aspects of non-technical practice management, and will line manage office administration, systems, marketing, directors PA and HR functions (excluding IT and finance). The Practice Manager will work with the senior management team across all Webb Yates Engineers offices with support from the administration team.



Demonstrable experience (5 years +) in similar roles, ideally within design or construction-related firms.


Duties and Key Responsibilities


  • High level oversight of all functions of the admin team – marketing, HR, and facilities
  • Reporting at the Senior Leadership Team meeting and contributing to strategic planning and development as a member of the Senior Leadership team
  • Managing office accreditations including Constructionline and Acclaim
  • Overseeing and managing filing document control, job management and purchasing systems
  • Oversight of GDPR compliance
  • Implementation of new company accreditations

Facilities Management

  • Managing health and safety, fire and security regulations
  • Coordinating and facilitating office moves
  • Ensuring smooth running of London and Birmingham premises
  • Overseeing office tidiness and visual appearance, cleaning, improvements and environment
  • Negotiating supply, services and equipment contracts
  • Managing subscriptions and memberships
  • Creating and managing London and Birmingham office supply budgets
  • Negotiating and managing mobile phone contracts

Human Resources

  • High level oversight of HR Manager and HR strategy


  • High level oversight of Marketing Manager and marketing, business development and communications strategies


  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and as the leader of a busy support team, the candidate will be expected to pick up ad-hoc support tasks where necessary



  • 25 days annual leave, plus national and bank holidays
  • Extra day off on your birthday
  • Increased annual leave allowance for long service (3, 5, 8 and 10 years)
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Relaxed and sociable office culture, with regular staff socials
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Free fruit in the office
  • Eyecare allowance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tech scheme
  • Hybrid working (20% of working hours can be worked remotely)
  • TOIL scheme
  • Reimbursement of professional subscription and membership fees
  • Support in achieving relevant accredited professional charterships


Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Full-time

Deadline for applications: Friday 25 November

Application process: If you are interested in working with us, please write to us with your CV and cover letter at 



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