Architect

Location
Stockport, Greater Manchester
Salary
Salary will be subject to experience
Posted
06 Jul 2021
Closes
06 Aug 2021
Job (Function)
Architect, Project Architect
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We're looking for a talented, intrepid and enthusiastic Architect to join our team. You will need excellent design skills, an eye for detail and sound construction knowledge in order to confidently lead a variety of exciting small scale new build and refurbishment projects.  

We offer a relaxed studio atmosphere and the opportunity for personal development.

The role is a permanent, full time position with a 6 month probationary period. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the qualities and skills as outlined below;

 

Essential:

  • Good technical understanding
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Well organised and able to efficiently manage time, deadlines, and workload
  • Be confident in coordinating and communicating with consultants and contractors
  • Good understanding of buildability, budget management and sustainable practice
  • Good knowledge of UK statutory regulations, contracts, procurement and delivery requirements 
  • A good level of on-site experience
  • Proficiency in Revit and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Keen attention to detail in designing, drawing, writing and presentation
  • A proactive, positive and can-do attitude
  • Be a fully qualified, ARB registered architect

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in a small, design-led practice
  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working in Architecture and a commitment to independent, lifelong learning
  • Additional training or self directed study in associated subjects. Eg, sustainability, conservation, modern methods of construction
  • Ability to describe ideas effectively and efficiently through hand sketching
  • Full UK driving licence

 

Responsibilities:

  • To take a leading role in architectural projects, supported by a Director
  • To liaise with clients and other consultants in a clear, professional and engaging manner
  • To understand the design project and establish the requirements of a project brief
  • To prepare feasibility and concept design reports, working with varied media including Adobe Creative Suite
  • To prepare existing and proposed 3D models and 2D drawings up to Planning using Revit
  • To plan, prepare and execute full packages of technical drawings for RIBA Stage 4
  • To make site visits and lead site meetings, with associated contract administration
  • To carry out administrative tasks relevant to the production of architectural information
  • To research and prepare presentations on relevant industry topics to present to the practice. These may be self directed
  • To assist with the many and varied tasks associated with the daily running of a small practice and co-working office

 

This description reflects the core activities of the role, although there will be changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the post holder to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach, sometimes working on several projects at one time. 

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