Hunter Dunning

Architect (With Rail Experience)

Putney, London
Up to £40,000
10 Oct 2017
10 Nov 2017
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time

If you consider yourself to have significant experience working within the UK rail sector and are ready to jump into a live TFL project, then you’ll be excited to hear about this opportunity. My client is looking to welcome a qualified Architect to join their RIBA chartered practice, where you will work from their quaint boat house office on the bankside of the Thames.

Established over 40 years ago, the practice consist of 12 passionate and dedicated of architects, designers and technology professionals, who are committed to delivering elegant and considered designs. From innovative station work across the UK, to state-of the art higher-education facilities, they apply rigour and attention to detail, to the design and management of all their projects. Their innovative and collaborative approach is also supported by their cutting-edge application of new technologies in BIM.

Their desire to create inspiring environments extends into the office management and structure of the practice. As a limited Company with 100% of its share held in trust for the benefit of the Employees. Employee Ownership supports a collaborative working culture, that ensures the long term stability of the company, as well as making a commitment to encourage and support staff development.

Role & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be brought in to work on a live, London rail project and will report to the two company Directors. You’ll be joining a small team that are currently managing this project and will be running this all the way through to completion. When required you will be expected to advise more junior members, supporting both the design and organisation of project. You may also be offered the opportunity to support TFL by working at the TFL offices in the development of the major upgrade programme for London the underground.

Required Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years UK professional working experience
  • A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
  • Demonstrable experience in successfully delivering Rail projects from inception to completion, is crucial for this appointment
  • Have a strong design ability
  • Good organisational skills
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of technical detailing skills along with an understanding of modern methods of construction
  • Full job running experience
  • Experience working with 3D Vectorworks and Microstation is preferable
  • Good working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and MS Office
  • Thorough working knowledge of UK building regulations
  • Ability to work within a small team, where good communication and co-ordination is key
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Confident guiding and advising more junior team members
  • A thorough understanding of design issues on large scale projects
  • Have a flexible and committed attitude to work
  • The ability to be able to work using your own initiative

You must be able to work independently and confidently, acting as the lead contact for both clients and the internal team.

Salary & Package

£35,000 – £40,000 Dependent on experience. In addition to this a statutory pension and cycle to work scheme is available.

Soft Benefits

Located on the embankment of Putney overlooking the river Thames, you’ll be joining a team of 12 super social staff, in non-corporate feel office. The office is a 1920’s built boat house and serves as a fantastic meeting venue for their clients and creates a relaxed environment for its staff.

Not the norm for office settings, the river setting almost creates a bubble of peace away from the hustle and bustle of busy London, meaning you can take a stroll along the shore or relax and eat lunch with a view (when the weather allows).

The practice is keen to invest its money and time on arranging regular events throughout the year for its staff. These are usually monthly events and range from casual lunches and trips to see local buildings of inspiration, to the slightly more daring likes of walking on the O2 roof and a 3 day sailing trip on the Isle of Wight. There is a summer party held in the boat house each year and a full day off for their Christmas party, which include a fantastic day of drinks and food galore.

The wellbeing of their staff is extremely important to them. They try to ensure everyone has some sort of flexibility to their working day and encourage a good work life balance.
Staff are closely involved in planning the future of the business. A structured career development plan supported by the Employee Benefit Trust has been developed, to encourage staff to take a proactive role in the long term management of the business.

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