Penguin Recruitment

Senior Architect

Essex, Chelmsford
£38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
18 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Alice Cook
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Architect


Chelmsford, Essex

Salary: Up to £45,000 (Depending on Experience)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Architect to join an award-winning, RIBA Chartered practice located in Chelmsford on a permanent basis.

As part of a dynamic and innovative team of individuals, you will be running numerous projects across several sectors including; residential, commercial, mixed-use and major development schemes.

You must have a number of years' worth of experience, proven design ability and be able to cope well under pressure.

Essential Qualifications/ experience for this Senior Architect role:

  • RIBA Chartered (or desire for Chartership)
  • Have excellent AutoCad and ideally ArchiCad skills (or a desire to learn ArchiCad)
  • You will have knowledge of UK building regulations/ producing and submitting planning applications
  • Experience working on site as well as working within an office environment
  • Understanding of new legislations changes and potential benefits to clients, conducting informative emails and notes to send to key contacts
  • Development of planning scheme into detailed construction drawings
  • Working alongside the planning team regarding the planning conditions
  • Development of Specification and tender documentation

Additional responsibilities of this Senior Architect role:

  • Leading projects from start to finish (particular emphasis on stages 0-3)
  • Leasing with team with the team regarding additional input from third party consultants
  • Development of specification and tender documentation
  • Ensuring the schemes is checked by a senior team member
  • Ensuring the checklist is compiled for the tender pack
  • Ensuring the contract is completed by the team
  • Developing links with contractors and other consultants. Organising regular site meetings, typically monthly
  • Attendance of meetings
  • Completion of valuations
  • Issuing inspection reports after site visits

Commutable locations for this Senior Architect position:

Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Basildon

If you are interested in hearing more about this Senior Architect role, please could you call ALICE on (01792) 365109, or please send an updated CV and portfolio to

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