Architect - Pharma / Life Sciences

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Built Environment & Infrastructure

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 28542-tm

Expiration date: 07 March 2018


They are currently seeking qualified Architects to join their existing design team, based within their central Salford Quays office. Successful candidates will provide appropriate levels of Architectural design to a range of different Pharmaceutical, Life Science and Bio-tech 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:

  • Current ARB / RIBA registration
  • Proven track record in the delivery of architectural design, ideally with experience of large, complex projects within the pharmaceutical, life science, bio-tech sectors, or other highly regulated industries;
  • 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.