Technical Architect / Experienced Part II Architectural Assistant - Southwark, London

  • Location London
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £36,000 - £38,000
  • Ref 9180

This role will allow you to incorporate a healthy work life balance back into your life. With a non-corporate approach, this is a practice that will not only support you in your professional development, but one that will welcome you as part of their Architectural family as an Architect or Part II.

With nearly 45 years of experience in both, Architecture and Interior Design, this multidisciplinary practice covers a wide range of sectors including residential, retail, mixed use, conservation, leisure, education and master planning.

Having 2 UK offices based in Leeds and London, the company very much like to consider themselves as one big team. In Leeds there are currently 17 staff and in London 8, with plans to make this 9 by the end of the year. With a recent increase in workload and ever returning clients, they are now looking to welcome someone that considers themselves a technically strong Architect / very experienced Part II Architectural Assistant, to help assist them with a variety of UK based projects.

Role & Responsibilities

As an Architect your responsibilities will lie across all RIBA stages 0-7 within the business, however initially my client seeks a technically minded individual with strengths in detailing and project delivery, to help them deliver a number of large projects that are currently underway within the UK.

The successful candidate will be required to work as part of their 8-person team, specifically working on a number of retail, hospitality and residential projects. Live projects that you will potentially work on include: A £7.5 million retail development, a large farmers market that is due to go on site in January 2018, a hotel, a high-end restaurant in Windsor and the conversion of a grade II listed building.

Required Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years UK experience
  • A fully qualified Architect or Part II Architectural Assistant (with a minimum of 4 years PQE Part II experience)
  • Confident in hitting the ground running
  • Experience working on commercial, retail, hospitality or residential scheme projects within the UK
  • A strong understanding of the process of delivering high-quality projects is essential
  • Sound knowledge of building regulations and NBS specifications
  • Exceptional technical and construction detailing ability
  • Confident working across all RIBA stages, running a project through from conception to completion
  • Ability to resolve issues on and off site
  • Excellent communication and client liaison skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microstation is desirable, however training can be provided for the right candidate

It is vital that you consider yourself as technically competent with good detailing skills, in order to be considered for this position.

Salary & Package

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a salary between £36,000 – £38,000 DOE, in addition to a 2% pension scheme and childcare vouchers. Office hours are 9am – 5.45pm Monday – Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm on Fridays.

Soft Benefits

Based within the popular Leather market grounds, the office is just a 10-minute walk from London Bridge station and The Shard, making this both a sought after and easily commutable location to work. Their open plan office means that there is a relaxed environment, allowing you to easily interact with all other team members, as well as a peaceful garden terrace to chill in on summers days. With an early finish on Fridays, the team make the most of their social time and the practice support this by actively encouraging a healthy work life balance.

As a whole, they have a fantastic staff retention rate, with one team member recently celebrating their 20-year anniversary of employment this year. With a close family feel to the business, the London office and Leeds office try to get together as much as they can. They prefer to see this as one company and one large team, simply separated into two locations. Together they celebrate Christmas as one big team and a summer event takes place each year, just as an excuse to meet up. Individually both offices often go out for lunches together and friendships have formed within the teams, making this a genuinely enjoyable place to work. Regular CPD’s opportunities are also available, both externally and internally.

Apply

If you have the required skills and experience and would like to be considered for this amazing opportunity, please forward your CV and portfolio ASAP to bradley.hadwick@hunterdunning.co.uk or call 01243 779789.

Please note that due to the quantity of applications received, we cannot get back to everyone. If you do not receive a reply from us within 7 days, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Be aware however that we will keep a copy of your CV/Portfolio and keep you in mind for any future vacancies.

Job Ref: 9180

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