PART 1 ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

Location
Stanmore, London (Greater)
Salary
£25 000.00
Posted
17 Apr 2019
Closes
17 May 2019
Job (Function)
Architectural Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are a dynamic family owned Property Company with over 40 years’ experience in design, conversion, and management of buildings and new structures into luxury residential and commercial spaces. We are passionate about property development and love transforming spaces into high quality environments for our customers to live and work. Our team of highly experienced professionals work tirelessly over the design of our schemes; their vision is realised by a construction team of skilled tradesman with decades of experience.

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic, design-led architectural assistant with excellent communication skills to work as part of our multi-disciplinary development company. The role will involve working within the Land Team alongside Design, Acquisition and Planning team leaders. You will be working on primarily residential schemes, but also commercial mixed-use developments as well. Our projects currently range from 50 residential units to 300,000 sq ft commercial use masterplan schemes. We require a strong candidate who is well-versed in the Pre-Construction phases of the projects and accustomed to preparing planning applications, feasibility studies; whilst also possess a good knowledge of the overall construction process. You will be reporting directly to the Creative Director but also assisting the other senior team members within the Land team as and when required.

EXPECTED TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with projects as required.
  • Assist with the production of feasibility reports, design proposals, area & unit calculations, presentations & drafting reports.
  • Assist in producing our in-house development brochures and office branding where required.
  • Strong design and graphic skills including free hand sketching.
  • Experience in preparing and submitting Planning Applications and Pre-Applications (Developing Design & Access statements, Preliminary Design brochures etc.)
  • An ability to pursue ideas and develop concept schemes working with the Project Architect.
  • Resourcefulness and willingness to research and develop new ideas and solutions.
  • Prepare, develop and edit (under the guidance of the project leader or nominated Architect) drawings, models, images and other project documents.
  • Where appropriate participate in presentations, site visits, client meetings, sub-contractor meetings and other meetings.
  • Keep the Director informed of all circumstances that could affect the projects or Clients.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of construction methods and materials and the economics involved.
  • Develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion and development by the design team.
  • Perform assignments with guidance from others as needed.
  • Keep abreast of technological developments and attend technical and professional body CPDs and seminars.
  • Adhere to the RIBA Code of Professional Conduct & record evidence of your professional experience in accordance with the requirements of the RIBA (or equivalent).

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

  • Essential: RIBA Part I qualification as a minimum. e.g. BA (Hons) Architecture or equivalent.
  • Residential use essential (Space planning and massing development)

SOFTWARE

Essential: Adobe Creative Suite, Experience using AutoCAD and SketchUp,

 ESSENTIAL PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

Collaboration:

  • Actively supports and assists colleagues to reach individual and team objectives.
  • Sufficiently flexible enough to travel within the UK and work extended hours on occasions when required.

 

 

Communication:

  • Presents work and ideas in a confident and persuasive manner by being fluent in verbal, written and visual communication.
  • Ability to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally by being able to get on with people, develop working relationships, see things from other’s perspective and be a team player.

 

 

Quality and Client Focus:

  • Well-presented and business-like.
  • Strives for quality in all aspects of the role and ensures everything produced is of a high and consistent standard with an ability to critically assess own performance.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information.

Personal Effectiveness   and Learning:

  • Keen interest in the built environment.
  • Prioritises and organises work effectively to deliver on time, within budget and to the required standard.
  • Uses initiative and actively makes decisions where appropriate.
  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks and in response to direction or instruction.
  • Uses initiative and actively makes decisions where appropriate.
  • Self-motivated, Reliable, tolerant and determined with good time management skills and highly organised working methods.
  • Able to prioritise challenging deadlines and work independently on own initiative, whilst also able to take instruction.

Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving:

  • Is open minded and actively seeks opportunities for creative problem solving while staying within the parameters of good practice. Generates unique but workable and useful solutions to difficult problems.
  • Has the ability to evidence a good design understanding with strong visual awareness and an eye for detail.

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