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BIG’s London Studio has experienced remarkable growth and we are currently looking for an ambitious, talented, and organisedBusiness Development Coordinator to join our team.

The role

As a Business Development Coordinator, you will work closely every member of the Business Development team to support the acquisition of new business in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East by leading the production and delivery of pre-qualification efforts and generating and managing business development materials and data.

In support of the larger market strategy identified by the Studio’s Director of Business Development, the Business Development Coordinator is responsible for organising, generating and managing business development materials such as responses to RFPs and RFQs, client interviews and presentations, project portfolios and related materials, as well as supporting logistics for new client inquiries.

As a Business Development Coordinator, you will coordinate a wide range of tasks simultaneously across multiple projects. Attention to detail is of the outmost importance and the role offers great personal development potential in an international, fast-paced, and highly ambitious creative environment.

You will be working within BIG’s Operations Team, reporting directly to the Director of Business Development and you will have a strong working relationship with the other members of the Business Development Team, our in-house Bidding and Legal teams, as well as the global Business Development Team.

Primary areas of responsibility

  • Give active support to the Business Development Team, including the Director of Business Development, as well as the Managing Director, Partners and Associates
  • Assist in strengthening BIG’s presence and positioning in existing markets, with a primary focus on the UK, Ireland and the Middle East
  • Support in the development of new -and maintain existing- client, consultant, and collaborator relationships
  • Prepare, coordinate, and produce PQQ/RFP/RFQ/RFI submittals, including development of the document and teaming with limited oversight, creating and editing graphic and written content for proposals, interview presentations, pitch decks, and general business development materials
  • Organize, maintain, and update project information sheets, CVs, project portfolios, and presentation
  • Maintain and become a subject-matter-expert in CRM and project databases (including Sugar, OpenAsset, Airtable) and act as a resource to Business Development and leadership teams
  • Assist in maintaining a clear overview of business-related inquires including the initial assessment, vetting, and reporting of new potential projects as well as supporting proactive market research projects
  • Assist in the preparation of regular status updates on a weekly basis or as needed for the Director of Business Development and/or the Business Development Manager
  • Assist the Director of Business Development, the Bid Manager and/or the Business Development Manager with drafting fee proposals for potential projects (where required)
  • Support the Global Press Team on lectures, exhibitions, and press-related activities (where required)
  • Coordinate and support office and project-related tours for potential clients, consultants and collaborators
  • Act proactively, take initiative, and bring new ideas to the table
  • Assist in maintaining a clear overview of business-related inquires
  • Interface with internal BIG departments to complete any of the above (including BIGL (Landscape), BIGE (Structural Engineering), Project Designers, the Operations Team, as well as external consultants)

We seek a person who has

  • A Bachelor Degree (Architecture, Design, Urban Studies, Communications, Writing, or related field preferred) with 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role within the construction or design industries
  • An interest and affinity for market research in architecture and design, especially in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A proactive approach and who is self-disciplined and enthusiastic
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently as well as in team environments, often under tight deadlines
  • The ability to support with multiple simultaneous pursuits with limited oversight and produce content independently
  • Proficiency in MS Office & Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, with strong graphic skills
  • Experience with CRM systems (Sugar, Open Asset, Airtable are a plus)
  • Excellence in English, spoken and written (fluency in another language is a plus)

This job description reflects the core activities of the role although there will be changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the post holder to recognize this and adopt a flexible approach to work.


Please upload your CV and any relevant references. We will contact you if your profile matches our requirements. The position is based out of BIG’s London office and youmust have permission to live and work in the UK.

Salary will be subject to experience and qualifications. Relevant applicants will be interviewed on an on-going basis, as we are seeking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible. Diversity has been part of our DNA since BIG’s foundation. A multitude of cultures and backgrounds creates a new point of reference which leads to amazing insights.

At BIG, we value, celebrate and support diversity because it makes our team, work and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.