Studio Associate / Studio Associate Director (Healthcare)

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
30 Mar 2017
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

IBI Group:

We are a team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create liveable, sustainable and advanced urban environments. From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work and play.

Locally, you may have known us as the market leading Nightingale Associates or Taylor Young but we are now very much part of the global IBI Group. Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and a human touch.

At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

The role:

The UK&I region within IBI Group encompasses 10 studios contributing to IBI Group’s standing as one of the top ten largest architectural practices in the world. IBI Group is a design led practice capable of delivering complex, high profile projects of all scales and we demonstrate the genuine improvements our designs make through IBI THiNK, our in house R&D programme.

Our award winning city centre Cardiff office is searching for a qualified Architect to join the team. The role covers projects and bids across South Wales and the South West of England. The role is ideally based in our Cardiff Studio however we are also growing our Bristol presence and there is the possibility to be based in our new Bristol office but ensuring you spend valuable time with your colleagues in Cardiff.

This challenge will give you the opportunity to draw on your client facing experience and lead on various projects and bids within the Healthcare sector. You’ll be joining one of the UK’s largest and most successful Healthcare Architecture firms and have specific responsibility across South Wales and the South West of England.

Responsibilities (in order of priority):

 Resolve complex design issues and embed design excellence within all of your work

 Together with bid and marketing teams, lead local business development and marketing initiatives including coordinating the preparation of bids and proposals

 Contribute to the ongoing and overall success of the sector, region and IBI Group

 Support and strengthen IBI Group’s vision, goals and values and contributing to the practice’s national and international Healthcare teams

 Leading on projects with responsibility for programme and budget management, effective time and resources management and promoting best practice & knowledge within the Studio

o Additionally hands-on working on all aspects of projects: design development, working drawings, contract administration and on site services

 Manage client relationships and team communication (including project teams and budgets)

 Manage multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination

 Where necessary, lead the interface with statutory authorities during the design and construction phases of the project

 Develop and promote excellent people management practices

 Understand and adhere to procedures including quality management and environmental management systems and health & safety

 Promotes the use and continuous development of appropriate systems, procedures and protocols

Qualifications and Skills:

 RIBA Part 3 qualified and ARB registered

 Experienced 360 project leader

 Experience of working in client facing roles delivering a range of Healthcare sector projects (acute / primary care, mental health, etc)

 A proven and successful background in leading bids for Healthcare projects including those on UK national healthcare frameworks

 A working knowledge of Revit and BIM experience

 Naturally you’ll have a strong knowledge of building regulations, design standards and best practice

 Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship-management skills

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills