Architect

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Built Environment & Infrastructure

Job Type: Permanent

Location: London

Reference: 28536-tm

Expiration date: 31 January 2018


They are currently seeking qualified Architects to join their existing design team, based within their central London office. Successful candidates will provide appropriate levels of Architectural design to a range of different transportation sector (Rail & Aviation) projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, schedule, conduct and coordinate the technical and management aspects on assigned projects
  • Be fully conversant with the basics of British Standards and Eurocodes with respect to Architectural design, sustainability and specification.
  • Review and approve technical design phases of projects. Ensure thorough checking and accuracy of deliverables and record documentation in accordance with company QA procedures
  • Create designs and highly detailed drawings and design solutions both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • Liaise with the customer, project end-users and other construction professionals about the feasibility of a proposed project, including any constraining factors such as planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
  • Write and present reports, proposals, applications and contracts
  • Make sure the project is running according to schedule and budget
  • Work closely with other members of the design team to deliver safe, efficient and buildable solutions.
  • Interact and negotiate with customer project representatives
  • Maintain regular contact with all assigned project customers, including the best possible development of personal relationships
  • Take responsibility for project and multi-disciplined design team management as lead architect. Excellent team ethic, and ability to work extended hours on occasions when required
  • Keep up to date with design trends/competitor awareness /design techniques

Person Specification:

  • Proven track record in the delivery of architectural design, ideally with experience within the transportation/infrastructure sector
  • Conversant with the procedures adopted within the rail industry including;
  • Excellent design and technical detailing ability and competent drafting skills in the following;
  • Good freehand sketching ability
  • A good knowledge in the production of technical specifications and the ability to use NBS Building and Create.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of traditional sustainable building materials.
  • A keen eye for the detail of specific tasks, combined with an understanding of how such specifics fit in with the project as a whole
  • Knowledge of CDM regulations
  • Knowledge of current UK technical standards/publications and legislation requirements
  • Excellent time and cost management skills to ensure cost effective and accurate delivery
  • Effectively manage own time and others within small teams across multiple projects and prioritise workload
  • Strong demonstrable communication style and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to influence and negotiate both internally and externally
  • Ability to work well within a team of other professionals (Civil structural engineers, service engineers etc) in delivering designs to satisfy the agreed brief
  • Supervision, Technical mentoring and staff development skills.