Experienced Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part II)

Colchester, Essex
Salary Guide £28,000 – £30,000 per annum + benefits
24 Sep 2021
24 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Sustainable Planning Design Studio (SPD Studio) is a multi-disciplinary practice offering a wide range of architectural, planning and renewable design services.

Part of Push Investment Group, this innovative investment group consists of a range of companies in renewables infrastructure development and construction industries which recognises and encourages teamwork, quality and creativity.

Our RIBA Chartered architectural team thrive on new challenges. We are passionate about high-quality, sustainable place-making while using our problem-solving skills to add value and unlock the site’s maximum development potential. From an initial consultation through to completion, we’re proud to have a highly-qualified team of professionals with a vast amount of experience with residential projects. Our collaborative approach, passion for the industry and wealth of experience ensures that we consistently deliver the best possible design solution for our private and commercial clients.

Specialising in the residential design sector, our architectural team is bursting with creativity, skill and has a real passion for the industry. We’re experienced in both private and public sectors and have dealt with a wide range of projects that vary in size. From home transformations and extensions, residential developments to large-scale urban design projects, we have the experience, expertise and passion create inspiring places to live. 

The group has seen a sustained period of growth in the past year and is now looking for motivated, ambitious people to join the architectural team within SPD Studio within a proactive office working environment.

You will be an experienced RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant, you will work alongside Architects and Technologists on projects through all RIBA Stages of Work; from concept design, planning application drawings, technical drawings and specifications as well as assisting other members of staff and attending site visits.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create high-quality, detailed planning and technical drawings and plans based on designs supplied by architects and designers and make modifications to existing drawings 
  • Use a variety of software programmes to create designs in 2D and 3D models 
  • Liaise with architects, engineers and designers to understand their design requirements and provide technical advice to manufacturing and construction technicians
  • Ensure drawings are compliant with industry and health and safety standards and protocols
  • Ensure drawings are compliant with industry and health and safety standards and protocols
  • Maintain accurate records

Key Skills


  • Over 5 years’ experience in architectural practice
  • RIBA Part II or equivalent
  • Trained in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD
  • Experienced using Adobe Photoshop and Indesign
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactivity/takes initiative
  • Integrity/honesty
  • Strategic thinking


  • Experienced using Lumion render software or similar


  • Generous pension scheme – 5% employer contribution
  • Life insurance scheme - 4 x annual salary
  • Bike to work scheme
  • 25 days annual leave and 8 public holidays
  • Full IT provision
  • Opportunity to continue professional development
  • Volunteering days

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