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Senior Architectural Designer

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    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £46000 per annum

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    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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Senior Architectural Designer

Job Role
To manage and assist on all aspects of Architectural Design to the required standards, ranging from client lead to contract administration.

Team worker:

Participate as a Senior member of the team supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the business
Deputise for the Principal Architectural Designer as required
Work flexibly to support delivery across the service
Support junior employees

Customer service:

Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries (via face-to-face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)
Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to Clients and other practices within the industry
Excellence in advice towards to design quality and practicality of a project

Business delivery:

Be the authority for Architectural Designer matters (Conceptual/Technical/Compliance)
Assist in the development and delivery of new processes for the Studio
Ensure projects are completed on budget and to schedule
Prepare scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works
Prepare and present feasibility reports and high quality design proposals to the client
Work around constraining factors such as planning legislation, building regulations, environmental impact and project budget
Prepare applications for planning and building control
Prepare working drawings, details and specifications for pricing and construction issue
Choose materials to be used and the requirements for the project, based on site and environmental criteria
React and resolve issues that arise during the pre design/design/construction/post-construction stages of a project
Contract Administration
Lead and co-ordinate the project design team at all stages of projects

BIM roles and responsibilities:

Ensuring Asset Information requirements and/or MIDP requirements set out in the Employers Information Requirements are delivered on a BIM project
Enable reliable information exchange through a common data environment
Overall lead for configuration management and project outputs
Populate the information exchange format for the information model
Production of design outputs related to a discipline-specific, package-based or time-based task
Undertake clash detection process and liaise with design team
Produce BIM compliant working drawings and specifications
Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
Assure delivery of information exchanges
Co-ordinated delivery of all design information
Enable integration and co-ordination of information within information model
Manage information development and information approvals
Confirm Design Deliverables
Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
Direct the production of task information using agreed systems
Propose resolutions to co-ordination clashes
Accept / reject information exchanges within the common data Environment
Oversee team to ensure compliance of their job responsibilities


Discuss the objectives, requirements and budget of a project
Liaise with construction professionals on the feasibility of potential projects
Create a positive and professional first impression of the company
Communicate with all staff efficiently
Work closely with teams of other professionals such as Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Architectural Assistants
Travel regularly to construction sites, proposed locations and client meetings
Lead on introducing more efficient and joined-up projects and processes

Measures of success:

Feedback from team members/line manager
Contribution to service
Team performance
Service improvements suggested
Customer feedback
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of systems and processes
Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Director feedback
Feedback from staff and managers
Service delivery performance indicators

It's essential you have:

Degree in Architecture or equivalent
Have five+ years professional experience as an Architect
Strong design and drawing skills
A keen interest in buildings and the built environment
Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of other professionals
An understanding of the relationship between people, buildings and the wider environment
A desire to work towards your chartership (you are an associate membership of CIAT or RIBA) or have chartered membership with CIAT or RIBA
Microsoft Office proficiency
CAD proficiency

How you act:

Professional, friendly and honest - Build good relationships with colleagues and understands the importance of confidentiality
Attention to detail - Able to deliver clear and accurate information
Team worker - You work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
Service deliverer - You focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
Customer focused - you put the customer first
Shows initiative - you come up with ways of improving how we do things
Well organised - you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
Willing to learn - you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
Flexible attitude - you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service