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Senior Architect

Rowan Orchid Architects
London (Greater)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Job (Function)
Project Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

Rowan Orchid Architects seek talented and experienced Architects to lead their versatile team and efficiently manage projects of different sizes and complexity.

This is a great opportunity to assist in growing a small practice, with future options of becoming an Associate and company director.

The immediate role and responsibility of the advertised position would be to represent the practice and manage projects as part of a cooperation with a medium-sized contractor, who is expanding its number and size of projects.

The aim for the next years is to steer the project portfolio towards more low energy buildings and Passivhaus projects.


Role and Responsibilities

Work on a variety of high-end residential developments and one-off houses, and larger mixed-use and hospitality schemes ranging from £2m to £20m+ in construction value

Work on projects throughout all RIBA stages, deliver projects especially through stages 4-5

Work with and lead a small project team

Preparation of Tender & Construction information including drawings, schedules, specifications, models and images, and other documents related to construction design

Use parametric CAD software ArchiCAD on a daily basis

Review, evaluation and coordination of technical design developed by the wider project design team and together with the main contractor, suppliers, and sub-contractors, pre-start of works and during the construction period  


Required Skills and Experience

Registration with the Architects Registration Board

Qualified as an Architect with minimum 5 year’s post part 3 experience

Experience working on projects in a UK practice

Be confident in leading and delivering projects

Self-motivated and able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Excellent time and people management skills, allowing you to successfully lead a small team working on multiple projects at once

Experience working on high end Residential and mixed-use developments, including apartments and mews properties, as well as Hospitality projects

Proficiency in ArchiCAD, and 3D design development is required 

Knowledge of Adobe photoshop, InDesign and MSOffice are preferable but not essential

NBS experience is beneficial but not essential

Sound knowledge of construction and building legislation is essential

Exceptional detail design ability and construction knowledge

Care and attention to detail involved in delivering the scheme or work packages

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Confident, approachable, and a strong team player

Be presentable and confident with both client and contractor-facing responsibilities

Excellent English, both written and verbal + eligible to work in the UK  


What you get back

Lead position on exciting projects in high-end residential and hospitality sectors

Opportunity to assist in growing a small, versatile practice, with future options of becoming Associate and company director

Medium term target is to assist the company director to steer the company towards more low energy buildings and Passivhaus projects

Job position is offered with base in either London or Brighton

Flexible work hours and hybrid working

20 days' annual leave in addition to UK public and bank holidays, and Christmas shutdown

Laptop or workstation provided

RIBA membership fees paid for all qualified staff

CPD's Course fee for Passivhaus designer, subject to minimum term at the company and internal agreement



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