NPS Group

Senior Associate - Architect

NPS Group
Norwich - St Andrews Business Park - Nautilus House
Commensurate on experience
31 May 2018
01 Jul 2018
Job (Function)
Associate , Senior Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Purpose:

The Senior Associate Architect will be responsible for the management of the architectural and design team, ensuring that projects are completed within set time frames and within budget.


  • Provide full ‘Architect’s Service’ as described in the RIBA Plan of Work and the “Standard Form of Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect”.
  • Ensure the team deliver the Business Plan objectives and targets, including agreed profit margins.
  • Lead, promote and maintain high standards of design, construction and contract management within the department.
  • Provide overall management of the design studio.
  • Lead, contribute and monitor the delivery of quality assured, client focused solutions to meet agreed customer requirements.
  • Support the department in the delivery of their programmes.
  • Provide architectural resource management in conjunction with the relevant director and support any group wide forums.
  • Assist senior management in the development of the annual business plan.
  • Identify new business opportunities, and bring these to the attention of the relevant director.
  • Support the relevant director in reviewing the operation effectiveness of architectural procedure to promote quality and standardisation.
  • Responsible for identifying new business opportunities.
  • Fee earning at 90%, and contribute to the achievement of business plan objectives and targets.
  • This role requires frequent travel to other offices and sites as required.
  • Carry out duties appropriate to the grade of the post.
  • Inspire a culture of excellence and continuous improvement, ensuring the delivery of demonstrable high quality products and services which embrace quality standards.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to the Norse Way CSR strategy.


  • Professional membership of the Architects Registration Board – Essential
  • Professional Chartered Membership of the Royal British Institute of British Architects – Essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Architectural related discipline – Essential
  • Holds a current site card or is prepared to immediately attain – Essential

Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in a similar or related role – Essential
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD – Essential
  • Familiar with the relevant construction, health and safety legislation and risks and hazards associated with asbestos – Essential
  • Ability to lead in the establishing, monitoring and maintaining presentation and graphics standards for the department – Desirable
  • Demonstrate expertise in design and construction methods, and how they can be advanced through presentation of design – Desirable

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