Senior Architect

Shawbury, Shrewsbury
Up to £60,000 + £5700 Car allowance, 5% bonus + other great benefits
22 Jun 2022
22 Jul 2022
Job (Function)
Senior Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Principal Architect- Healthcare

Location: Shawbury

The package: Up to £60,000, + Car allowance, 5% bonus scheme + more

Hours: Monday- Friday 37.5 hours per week

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and motivated Principal Architect to lead the architectural design services on healthcare projects, mainly from RIBA Stages 1 to 3. Could this be you?

A bit about us:

Darwin Group are an award winning, rapidly expanding, design and build main contractor who specialise in Modern Methods of Construction in the healthcare sector. We offer a full turnkey service to clients and have an in-house multi-disciplinary design team including Architectural Designers, Charted Architectural Technologists, Structural Engineers, Town Planners and Design Managers.

Why us?

Darwin Group Ltd is a family-owned business that is rapidly growing and now is a better time to join us than ever. Darwin Group has been recognised as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015 by the London Stock Exchange Group and ranged in the top 1000 of Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies 2022 by the Financial times. Development and wellbeing of our employees is at the forefront of what we do, and with Darwin Group expanding, this is an exciting time to join us as we grow.


The Role:


· Leading the concept design process on innovative and exiting projects in the healthcare sector ranging from £5 million to £60 million across the UK

· Working with key stakeholders to develop the initial brief, and production of creative and feasible design options

· Developing the design with other in-house and external disciplines, and presenting to the client team at key milestones

· Assisting with the production of 3D visualisations and other media forms

· Production and creation of planning information for submission and attending planning meetings as required

· Assisting with the production of pre-construction programmes and managing design output/co-ordination to those programmes

· Ensuring all designs meet the client budget and comply with relevant regulations

· Assisting with the production and collation of designer’s risk registers and derogation schedules

· Mentoring architectural Part 1 and Part 2 assistants


The Candidate:


· UK recognised Part 3 in Architecture

· 5+ Years Post Qualification

· ARB registered / RIBA accredited

· Healthcare sector clinical design and planning knowledge (2+ years)

· Comfortable in a client facing role and able to lead stakeholder engagement meetings

· Experience and detailed understanding of healthcare design process from briefing, clinical planning (1:500, 1:200 and Room Data Sheets, 1:50s and C-Sheets) through detailed design/co-ordination of associated packages

· Experience of working with ADB databases/’C Sheet’ Creation

· Software proficiency in Revit

· Good knowledge of UK Building Regulations, Planning Process and HBN/HTM’s

· Understanding of Modern Methods of Construction

· Understanding of Pre-Contract Service Agreements and RIBA Stage processes


Anything else you need to know?


  • Base hours are 37.5 hours a week 08:30-17:00 Monday- Thursday & 8:30-15:45 Friday
  • Attendance of site meetings across the UK is required from time to time which may include overnight stays
  • You will need to drive or have means of transport as the site is not accessible by public transport


The rewards

· Competitive salary of up to £60,000 per annum – we are national living wage accredited company

· 5% annual bonus for company performance

· Car allowance

· Private healthcare

· Life assurance x 3 your salary

· Early finish Friday- 15:45 finish

· 24 days annual leave + Bank holidays

· Pension


Darwin Group is an equal opportunity employer which means we will always strive to be 100% inclusive, whilst not tolerating discrimination of any kind. We are hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee. Could you be one of them?

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