Architect / Architectural Technologist
- To provide/assist in the provision of architectural services to achieve the successful implementation of the County’s building programme and projects for external clients and / or to project manage the work of external consultants as and when required
- Laptop, Mobile Phone
- Proactis, Profess, Revit, AutoCAD, NBS (National Building Specification)
- Health and Safety Personal Protective Equipment – safety footwear, fleece, high visibility jacket and waistcoat, hard hat, eye protection, ear protection, face masks, disposable overalls
- Health and Safety Site Materials – cleaning fluid, wet wipes, towel roll
- Site Measuring Equipment – digital and measuring tapes
- Site Access Equipment
Supervision/Management of People
- Asset value of property portfolio: £460m
- Public buildings: 1200 on 220 sites; approximately 3500 Council Houses
- Schools: 8 High Schools; 54 Primary Schools; 8 Special Schools
- Special working conditions
- The post holder will visit and survey a range of Council buildings and sites and access areas not open to the public or general building users e.g. plant rooms, service areas, ceiling voids, roof spaces, underground ducts, trenches, confined spaces, access scaffolding etc, where some moderate to high noise, cold and heat may be experienced. The role will also involve contact with potentially harmful materials for which protective clothing, equipment and training will be provided.
- Employment Checks/ Specific Requirements
- Standard safer recruitment checks; 2 satisfactory references covering 3 years employment, evidence of essential qualifications, evidence of Right to Work in the UK
Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- To deliver construction projects through all stages of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Plan of Work so as to complete projects on budget, on programme, with the required content and to the required quality, in accordance with the Authority’s policies and objectives and professional best practice.
- To develop briefs, carry out site and building surveys, preparation of design and working drawings, detail design, site inspections, site meetings, contract administration, and all other activities associated with construction projects.
- To co-ordinate the work of subconsultants and Design Teams including Quantity Surveyors, Mechanical, Electrical and Structural Engineers, Technical Specialists and Clerks of Works.
- To liaise with internal / external clients, contractors and other design team members including Quantity Surveyors, Mechanical, Electrical and Structural Engineers, Technical Specialists and Clerks of Works in order to develop and integrate briefs, programmes and budgets.
- To deliver contracts in accordance with the Authority’s Financial Regulations and all other relevant legal, financial and professional standards and obligations.
- To co-ordinate as and when necessary the work of external consultants.
- To provide project monitoring and other information to support staff for the purposes of time / fee monitoring and performance measurement
- To assist in team development through advice and collaborative working.
- To provide assistance in the development of agreed office procedures.
- To support were necessary the senior management team in servicing the democratic process by assisting in the preparation of reports, providing professional advice and supporting Elected Members in implementing the Service Business Plan.
- To undertake other tasks in relation to the above accountabilities as and when allocated from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
- The postholder should:
- Be educated to a minimum of 2 A levels and/or a ONC/OND in Construction or a Design based course, and be intending to enrol on a Degree course in Architecture or an equivalent Design Technology course.
- Have good written and verbal communication skills, show good organisational skills and have the ability to form part of a team.
- Have a willingness and commitment to progress through the Career Grade Pathway.
- The postholder should have an empathy with the Welsh language and culture.
- This service achieves increasingly high client satisfaction through delivering high quality, innovative and sustainable design and project procurement on budget, on programme, and as briefed.
- This post provides critical financial, administrative, and systems support and advice to a service responsible for a workload of between £10m and £20m per annum.
- It has a crucial and proactive role in ensuring that all construction works procured through Design and Construction are completed in accordance with the specification, contract condition, in a safe and compliant manner, on programme and within budget.