Salary – £48,538 – £49,728

As an Architect within City Building (Contracts) LLP, you will provide a professional Architectural service for design, construction and maintenance contracts as part of a multi-disciplinary Design team within our Construction Division.

You will add value to the business and have specific responsibility in contributing towards the effective project management of projects, by giving advice and guidance on design and technical construction matters as required. You will use your design skills as an Architect and liaise with other professional disciplines within the business during the design process and monitoring projects during pre and post contract stages.  You will liaise with client departments to prepare project briefing documents and ensure that all projects are designed, delivered and constructed to secure value for money, energy efficiency and within contract budgets and programmes.

In conjunction with the Business Heads and Design Partners, you will ensure timeous compliance with all relevant current government and safety legislation, including obtaining statutory approvals as required. You will be able to design and draw up detailed plans for a variety of construction types, while preserving local environmental and neighbourhood concerns. You will oversee and co-ordinate consultant Architectural input and provide advice and guidance to Architectural Technicians as required.  You will be able to advise on selecting key contractors, suppliers and consultants, and be able to resolve problems throughout all phases of construction. You will liaise with the Client and members of the design team to ensure high quality standards on site, and be proficient at recording recording and chairing site/ design team meetings

A key feature will be your contribution to the attainment of high corporate design and professional standards.  An essential part of the role is to ensure compliance with the LLP’s Standing Orders, relevant current legislation and standards including Construction, Design Management Regulations and health and safety legislation.  You will contribute to the development of new policies and procedures in relation to the duties of the role, and be able to provide and collate design team costs and programmes to inform client and stakeholder budgets.    You will programme your own workload and carry out all duties in an open, co-operative and courteous manner, complying with the LLP’s customer care policies and standards, and undertake any other appropriate duties, as requested by Management, commensurate with the grade for the post.

You will have responsibility for the new building techniques, energy efficiency and environmental agreement of all aspects of design service, policy guidelines and standards and the application of resources.  You will manage the construction phase of the new build, investment and Council programmes and will be expected to contribute across all spheres of the business as appropriate.  Reporting to the Programme Manager as necessary on workload, performance and standards related to key objectives.  You will ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, and assist in the development of policies, procedures, and monitoring arrangements in support of key objectives.  You will foster good relationships with stakeholders and ensure that the business is equipped to respond to changing business needs whilst safeguarding the interests of the business at all times. You will be expected to be registered to practice as a fully qualified Architect within the Architects registration board (ARB),and hold professional status in both construction and design with a minimum of six years of experience. You will be an experienced, knowledgeable and credible Architect having worked in the relevant areas of construction and design, with excellent knowledge of modern construction techniques, materials and architectural principles, processes and plans of work

Previous experience of pre and post contract administration of a range of building types and scales is required along with experience of NBS Specification software.  Good knowledge of Technical Standards, Planning requirements and relevant construction legislation including CDM Regulations is required.

You will be expected to be able to prioritise a varied and complex workload with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight time programmes and deadline.  You will be customer focused, initiate and embrace change, and will represent the interests of the business at all times.

You will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office programmes such as Word, Excel, Outlook etc. You will be competent in the use of CAD software (Autocad/Microstation) to produce computer generated designs and presentations.  Knowledge and use of 3D software would also be a desirable skill. You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and interpersonal and presentation skills.  You will be expected to motivate and work effectively as part of a small team, and be able to lead and give support and advice to staff where required.

A current driving license is essential to this role.

Your contracted hours of work will be 37 per week to be worked to suit the needs of the business.  We operate a hybrid working approach.

If you feel you have the required skills and experience for this role please forward your CV along with a supporting statement (attached) and return these to by close of business on Wednesday 4 May 2022.

Supporting Statement