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Architect and Principal Designer

Hunter Dunning
Surrey, Reigate
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Architect and Principal Designer Job in Reigate, Surrey

An Architect Principal Designer job is now available, working for a successful architectural practice based in the town centre of Reigate. The role would involve working on and closely with the design team on a number of interesting (but RIBA termed High Risk Building - HRB) projects.

The practice was recently formed in 2022 but the Directors possess over 40 years of experience in the industry, working on commercial and residential projects with a wide range of public and private sector clients.

The team already have formed a number of strong working relationships with clients and has plans for sustained growth over the next few years.

With a number of new and upcoming projects, they are seeking a Principal Designer to join the team.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Advise on specific health & safety matters
  • Lead / work on architectural projects and across teams as Principal Designer Lead
  • Review projects and designs and support with preconstruction health & safety matters
  • 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 good practices
  • Liaise with enforcing authorities
  • Critically appraise design risk assessments.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Possess a minimum of 5 years' experience as an Architect (ARB)
  • Experience of working as a principal designer on high-risk buildings
  • Ability to use AutoCAD or Revit would be preferred
  • Driving licence
  • Own car.

What you get back

  • Competitive depending on experience
  • Great culture - working with people who enjoy being a team
  • Pension
  • Career development
  • Laptop supplied
  • Flexible working hours between 8-9:30 am start and 4:30-6 pm finish
  • Ongoing development and progression
  • Close to local transport links
  • Social events and beer-friday.


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.

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Rather than bore you with the stats and facts, we'll let a satisfied candidate do the talking.........

"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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