EXPERIENCED PART 3 CONSERVATION ARCHITECT
This architectural role requires an ability to work with minimum supervision, and will suit a focused and motivated architect who has client liaison, design, report writing and job running skills, with a view to further developing these in a challenging yet supportive environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the duties and responsibilities of the post may be amended from time to time.
- Preparation of bids, with support from the team.
- Planning, organising and executing accurate drawings throughout the project and technical information throughout the project, exercising judgement to appropriately include the contributions of other specialists, consultants and team members where required.
- Facilitating and maintaining communication between the office, clients, client representatives and contractors on site: deciding the level of information that needs to go out, listening, asking questions and gaining consensus, reporting as necessary and following agreed courses of action to ensure successful delivery of all work
- Juggling numerous priorities throughout the lifecycle of the job (RIBA stages), maintaining a focus on present activity and future requirements, identifying risks or possible slippage, and recommending remedial action where necessary.
- Engaging, influencing,both internally and externally (clients/consultants/contractors) in order to meet clients’ expectations.
- Engaging with clients in order to gain information and understand their needs. The ability to augment this with research to establish comprehensive, rational and effective briefs.
- Ability to interpret client briefs and to generate from them thoughtful, creative and innovative design solutions, which fully take into account complex historical, contextual and societal factors
- Ability to present designs graphically and verbally at all stages of their development from concept to completion
- Preparation of high quality drawn information to express the Practice’s proposals to the best effect. A skill in hand drawing is advantageous.
- Carrying out desk based and field research including visiting external sources, collating information, structuring and writing reports of varying types, including Heritage Impact Assessments, Historic Building Reports, Conservation Management Plans, Maintenance Plans, Project Status Reports, etc.
- Qualified to RIBA Part III, ARB registered.
- Previous experience working on historic building conservation projects
- Good overall knowledge of traditional construction (e.g. stone/brickwork/lead/slate/timber)
- A minimum of 3 years solid experience gained within a UK-based Practice,
Please email a CV and a covering letter, along with some examples of your work to