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Architectural Principal Designer

Hunter Dunning
West Sussex, East Grinstead
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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Full Time

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Architectural Principal Designer Job in East Grinstead, West Sussex

I have recently met with our client who is an established and successful architectural practice that now has an Architectural principal Designer job now available. They are looking to speak with Architects with experience in hi- risk buildings who would be looking to gain registration as a Principal Designer.

Our client is an established multi-sector architectural practice, with a portfolio of projects that includes residential, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, and façade.

They currently have several projects involved in the remediation of cladding in a multi-level building located in London and a varied selection of retrofit projects across the UK.

Due to increased demand, they are now seeking an Architectural Principal Designer to Join the team.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Advise on specific health & safety matters
  • Working across architectural projects and teams as Principal Designer Lead
  • Critically appraise design risk assessment submissions to the BSR
  • Fully understand and be able to apply the Building Safety Act 2022
  • Review projects and designs and support with preconstruction health & safety matters
  • Have detailed working knowledge of cladding typologies
  • Support the client to provide preconstruction information
  • Coordinate all health & safety matters during preconstruction
  • Be registered with or working toward being a RIBA registered principal designer
  • Issue the health & safety document on completion
  • Work closely with the design team
  • Develop guidance materials and management tools
  • Work directly with clients
  • Carry out research on best practice methodology
  • Liaise with enforcing authorities
  • Navigate and use a CDE interface and curate information as part of the Golden Thread.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Possess experience working on high-risk buildings based in the UK
  • Be an ARB registered Architect
  • Fully understand and be able to apply the Building Safety Act 2022
  • Have detailed working knowledge of cladding typologies
  • Skilled in the use of use of Revit would be highly advantageous.
  • Open to additional training and development.

What you get back

  • £50,000 - £55,000
  • Hybrid working one day a week
  • Team events
  • 25 days of holiday
  • 4% contribution pension
  • Life assurance.
  • Supported training and development.


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV and portfolio. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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Terms: A candidate is deemed to have been successfully placed once they have started a new job as a result of an introduction made by Hunter Dunning and when they've successfully completed the probation period.

Principal Designer Job in East Grinstead, West Sussex - Your Architecture Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: John Watson Job Ref: 14463)



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"Hunter Dunning provides Job Seekers a phenomenal service. They helped me secure a position of Design Architect at one of the top Practices in the South England including arrangement of multiple interviews inside two weeks from our initial discussions. What impressed me most of all was their high degree of pro-activeness in targeting companies tailored to my career aspirations. Within two weeks I was in a luxurious position. Their attention to detail and working with me through the whole process to a high standard makes them a true professional recruiter. A unique quality has been their continual contact with me after recruitment, regular feedback in making sure I get off to a great start! I would highly recommend the team at HunterDunning."

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City Gates
2-4 Southgate
West Sussex
Po19 8DJ

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