S+SA Architects are looking to recruit an Architect (RIBA) & Technician (MCIAT) to work at our office in the beautiful, historic spa town of Harrogate. Harrogate truly is a great place to work and we are located in the town centre with excellent links to nearby cities Leeds and York and the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Harrogate is well renowned for its excellent cafe culture, pubs and restaurants and great mix of high street and independent shops. Only 3 hours away from London by train, we are ideally placed to successfully manage our client relationships throughout the UK.
The Architect is a pivotal role within S+SA Architects. The role will therefore require a wide range of skills and requires the ability to continually develop not just the individual but S+SA Architects Ltd.
Goals should be set with the directors to establish how the Architect can continue to enhance the above. The Architect will work in close collaboration with technical staff and ensure that any work produced achieves the company’s project requirements. The Architect must remain cognisant of their professional status when undertaking all activities and that they represent the profession and the company.
The role typically requires:
- Creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications
- Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
- Working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
- Applying for planning permission and advice from governmental new build and legal departments and working in collaboration with planning consultants.
- Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts, including appointment documentation and aiding the directors with fee development.
- Choosing the materials to be used and specifying the requirements for the project
- Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction
- Making sure the project is running according to schedule and budget
- Playing a part in project and team management
- Discussing the objectives, requirements and budget of a project;
- Consulting with other professionals about design;
- Preparing and presenting feasibility reports and design proposals to the client;
- Advising the client on the practicality of their project;
- Using IT in design and project management, specifically using computer-aided design software;
- Keeping within financial budgets and deadlines
- Producing detailed workings, drawings and specifications;
- Specifying the nature and quality of materials required;
- Preparing tender applications and presentations;
- Negotiating with contractors and other professionals;
- Preparing applications for planning and building control departments;
- Drawing up tender documents for contracts;
- Project managing and helping to coordinate the work of contractors;
- Controlling a project from start to finish;
- Regular site visits to check on progress, ensuring that the project is running on time and to budget and thus resolving problems and issues that arise during construction.
- Disseminating information to colleagues both Project based and professionally relevant.