An opportunity has arisen for an RIBA Qualified / ARB Registered Senior Architect to work at our practice in Northwood as part of a successful and dynamic team. We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced candidate with a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience with sound knowledge of planning stage and drafting working drawing packages to comprise detailing drawings for building regulations, tender and contract administrator duties during works on site to completion.
A requirement for a technical RIBA qualified Architect with sound knowledge of current Planning and Building Regulations with job running and Contract Administration experience to assist the Director of Architecture in managing and running projects. To lead and be part of the team for delivering private residential and luxury developer client projects from concept stage, through the detailed design stage to completion in accordance with the client’s brief and within the time scales given.
As the position will be of key importance within the practice, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and organise their workload to essentially produce production information to comprise Building Regulations and tender drawing packages with Contract Administration during works on site in a and produce in a timely manner. Good communication skills are a must and coupled with sound technical knowledge of the construction processes.
Required to deal with all RIBA work stages in taking briefs and drafting proposals at initial stages of planning and to draft drawings and lodge planning applications
Dealing with planners and planning issues
Draft building regulations, tender and construction drawings to comprise GA’s plans sections and elevations with construction details and full coordination of Architects’ drawings with the M&E, Structural and other consultants’ drawings
This is a client facing role - excellent presentation and communication skills are essential
To oversee other technical staff and mentor as required
Contract Administrator / job-running and site experience is essential.
Undertake client appointments and site visits
Thinking creatively to contribute/produce new ideas for projects alongside the team
Work and assist on multiple projects at one time
Revit experience is preferred- to work on high end residential projects, single dwellings and multi-unit developments
This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the successful candidate to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. Job descriptions will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organisational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with successful candidate.
Must be RIBA / ARB UK qualified with minimum 5+ years’ experience with the majority of post qualification experience in the UK
Sound knowledge of planning design and drafting working drawing packages to comprise detailing drawings for building regulations, tender and construction purpose is paramount
Contract Administration duties to assist the Architect Director in running and managing projects
Relevant experience in bespoke design, residential & refurbishment for high-end domestic projects in the UK
Must be proficient in AutoCAD whilst experience in REVIT is also a distinct advantage
Well-presented and personable, with excellent communication and organisational skills
Team-spirited with a bright & confident personality
Able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision, multi-task and manage own workflow to ensure deadlines are met
Excellent Communication skills are paramount
Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties, work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
IT literate, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
Numerate, able to make accurate calculations with attention to detail
Full UK Driving licence and car is essential
WHAT WE OFFER
A fast-paced, exciting and creative environment
Salary subject to experience: £50,000 - £55,000 per anum
Discretionary performance-related bonus of up to 5% salary
Opportunities to learn new skills on the job
Regular social and company events
Fantastic employee benefits such as staff discount scheme and company pension scheme
23 days paid holiday, plus all public holidays
If this sounds like the ideal position for you then we would love to hear from you. Please send an up-to-date CV to email@example.com or contact us on 020 3195 2373. Please note candidates will only be considered if samples of work are submitted together with a CV.