Multidisciplinary Architectural / Surveying / CDM Job
As you can tell from the title this is a very varied role, at a company that it would be fair to say has more variety than any other you're likely to come across. Also autonomy, lots of it. They're a grown-up office, there's no politics, and nobody looking over your shoulder. Nobody has handed their notice in here since 2008. You'll be involved in every stage of your projects and you'll be left to get on with the job in hand without anybody checking up on you or interfering in any way. Support is there if you need it, but nobody is managing the manager.
You'll also find that there is an opportunity for someone to become part of the succession planning in the business. In five years you could find yourself an owner of a multidisciplinary business.
So if you're a big boy or girl and have enough experience to know you can be left to it, it's worth reading on to find out just how varied and interesting this opportunity is.
You want variety so you'll have to have a varied skillset. If you can tick at least two of the following three boxes you'll be seen as the ideal candidate:
You don't need to be an RICS qualified surveyor to take surveys for this company and you don't need to have a CDM or H&S qualification. We all know Architects, Technicians and Surveyors often undertake a Principal Designer role regularly. If you've done it before a few times they'll get you the qualification if you want it.
Likewise if you can do the CDM and the surveying, but you're not a great CAD user they'll be able to slot you in.
If you can do all three then you'll have them begging you to join.
You'll be doing condition surveys on a regular basis. It'll be on hospitals, social housing, heritage sites (no experience necessary), industrial buildings and many other building types.
From there, you'll manage any works needed on-site, manage the Principal Design / CDM and do any drawing work required. You'll manage to projects without a supervisor. Sometimes it'll be all of the above without the surveys or you'll be doing just one of those roles on a project.
You also certainly need to be able to manage projects and be comfortable client-facing.
So if you're sat bored in the office, dreaming of getting out more, or you get out plenty but there's no progression in it for you right now this one isn't going to be around long.