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Senior Architect

Planning Recruitment
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Apr 2024

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Job (Function)
Architect, Project Architect, Senior Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Opportunity: Senior Architect

Join an esteemed architectural firm operating in Central London, offering a hybrid working policy, and seeking a talented Senior Architect to lead their dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to wide-ranging architectural design projects with leadership and management responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Control:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for assigned work packages or projects.
  • Lead all RIBA Plan of Work stages 0 - 7, ensuring key project criteria are met.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of project documentation and attend relevant project meetings and presentations.
  • Manage project administration, including Planning and Building Control applications, consents, and approvals.
  • Ensure integration and coordination of design disciplines into overall design solutions.

Design Control:

  • Lead and develop design solutions, coordinating various design elements into the overall design.
  • Manage internal design reviews and ensure the alignment of structure, MEP services, and other design elements.

Commercial Control:

  • Understand project resource profiles and profit targets, managing work within constraints.
  • Maintain a robust audit trail for key decisions, risks, and opportunities.
  • Communicate client instructions to design disciplines.

Quality Control:

  • Implement the company’s Quality Management System and contribute to internal or external audits.

Team Management:

  • Define and communicate team structure, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Identify training needs and contribute to team reports as required.

Business Development:

  • Identify marketing and business development opportunities and support bid preparation for future work.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualities Required:

  • Demonstrated extensive technical knowledge and experience in architectural design.
  • Sound knowledge of construction and building legislation.
  • Proven ability to manage projects efficiently and profitably.
  • Excellent communication skills and team leadership abilities.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and registration with the Architects Registration Board.

If you're ready to take on a leadership role in architectural design with a reputable firm, apply now and become part of this exciting opportunity to shape the built environment!

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*Where we indicate a band of PQE for a role, this indicates how long we would expect an architectural professional to take to gain the level of experience required in an appropriate context.



For over a quarter of a century, Planning Recruitment has been a cornerstone in delivering tailored recruitment solutions within the Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape industries. Serving clients across the United Kingdom, the United States, and United Arab Emirates, we provide comprehensive search & selection, and contingency recruitment services.

Our expertise extends to partnering with a broad range of creative entities, including Architectural Practices, Interior Design Studios, Landscape Architectural Firms, Urban Design Consultancies, and Property Development companies. We pride ourselves on our deep understanding of the unique needs of these industries and our ability to connect them with the finest talent to drive their projects forward.

Company info
Planning Recruitment Ltd
Unit 8
Vicarage Farm Business Park,
SO50 7HD
United Kingdom

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