Hunter Dunning

Project / Senior Architect

£38,000 - £45,000
06 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Job (Function)
Architect, Project Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

A team of luxury residential specialists working on developments and private properties in London and overseas. This is the perfect opportunity for a senior architect or project architect who is a creative individual & enjoys highly detailed projects and hand sketching as much as relaxing over a glass of wine with their colleagues.

This is a multidisciplinary Architectural and Interior Design studio delivering some of the most exquisite residential projects in London and worldwide. Their team of 9, are experts in producing innovative, bespoke solutions for the most exclusive clientele. Current projects include a 23,000 sq. ft private house in Wentworth and a variety of private residences in Belgravia, Mayfair and Chelsea. With a steady pipeline of work for both, new and repeat clients, they are now looking for a Project / Senior Architect who is passionate about high quality spaces, materials and finishes to join their team.

Roles and Responsibilities

As a senior architect, you will run and oversee all architectural and technical aspects of projects, as well as lead, manage and mentor more junior members of the team. You will have full project ownership to draw, manage and deliver architectural and joinery packages, from tender through site execution and to project delivery and handover. You will support the project manager and senior management team to successfully manage clients, consultant teams and suppliers/sub-contractors. You will be expected to complete projects on time and on budget to an exemplary standard. You should be an all-rounder with a positive and enthusiastic attitude with a willingness to adapt and overall goal to get the job done.

Main tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage architectural project information
  • Contract administration to UK processes
  • Sole responsibility for the production of architectural tender and construction drawings
  • NBS specification writing
  • Assist the Project Manager with the appointment of the consultant team, creation of project programme and budget
  • Client relationship management leading to repeat business and/or referrals
  • Be able to work as part of a team, but also be able to work independently when required
  • Manage project documentation delivery
  • Lead and organize schedules, digital folder and physical material samples where relevant
  • Manage more junior team members of the team, where you will set and manage specific deadlines
  • Manage the quality of projects and ensure everything from concept drawings to technical details
  • Represent the company in a professional manor

Skills and experience

  • Part-III qualified with a minimum of two years’ experience within a London based luxury design studio
  • Experience in all phases of design and knowledge of RIBA work stages
  • It is vital that you have had experience managing and delivering projects in Mayfair, Belgravia, Knightsbridge or Chelsea
  • Experience in projects with large FF&E budgets is crucial
  • Proven experience in running and mentoring a team of architectural and technical designers
  • Experience in team resourcing, delegation and deadline management
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Microsoft Office Suite. Preferably also InDesign, and Photoshop
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude and a willingness to pitch in wherever required
  • Fantastic attention to detail and commitment to quality and innovation within luxury design
  • Confident taking on high levels of responsibility
  • Excellent eye for materials and palettes
  • Good time management and multi-tasking skills
  • A network of London based supplier’s and manufacturers
  • Knowledge of Architectural detailing and understanding of industry drawing standards
  • Working knowledge of UK Building Regulations and planning processes
  • Awareness of project/site progress and health & safety/CDM regulations

Salary & Package

£38,000 – £45,000 DOE

Soft Benefits

  • Creative and friendly environment
  • A variety of local cafes
  • Team outings and Friday drinks
  • Monthly wine nights in the office
  • Good variety of suppliers nearby
  • Train Station just a 10-minute walk away

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