Lead Architect

Location
Baldock, Hertfordshire
Salary
£50,000.00 to £60,000.00 depending on experience. + car allowance, pension scheme, bonus, more
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
06 Jan 2019
Job (Function)
Architect
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to our continued and sustained growth we are looking for an ambitious and experienced Architect to assume a managerial role to lead and grow our team of Architects and our growing pre-construction division.

We are a well established and respected Principal contractor with an enviable client base. We undertake a wide range of projects across a variety of sectors including Leisure & Hospitality, Education and Commercial Office fit-out. Our projects include heritage and historic sites and national monuments as well as a variety of modern commercial buildings across London and the Home Counties.

The role will include taking the lead on planning submittals and feasibility studies, whilst also taking on the role of Project Architect on our D&B schemes. Reporting to the Director this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful team and make a real difference.

Role & Responsibilities

Client interaction and the overall management of projects

Preparing feasibility studies and scheme designs from initial concept to planning drawings

Managing and supervising a team of architects and technicians to meet deadlines

Be a pro-active member of the management team

Responsible for the design output and day to day management of the team of architects

Supporting the Director with the growth of the practice being involved in key business decisions, including recruitment

Required Skills & Experience

Part III qualified with 4 years+ UK experience post qualification. Detailing experience of commercial & industrial refurbishment projects is essential (both internal and external). Of equal importance is understanding the technical and statutory issues inherent to these projects

Practical experience in delivering multiple schemes at the same time, with good time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload as needs change

Be an excellent designer in a wide variety of sectors

Excellent managerial and organisational skills, good leadership skills, and a team player with a positive outlook

Experience writing NBS specifications, knowledge of the latest building regulations and British Standards

Skilled in Project Management would be beneficial but not essential.

The ability to understand a Client’s brief and manage their expectations to deliver a project that meets their needs

High proficiency in Revit & AutoCAD. Also a good working knowledge of the Microsoft and Adobe suites. The ability to use sketch up is highly valued

A solid commercial understanding of the construction process, and the ability to design schemes that offer good value

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