Architect / Architectural Technician

Position: Architect / Architectural Technician
Location: London
Salary: 36-40k
Ref: 5563-4182

Located in Hammersmith, our client is a collective of retail branding and design experts. For over 25 years they have built bespoke strategies and stand-out creative for start-ups and global players alike. Our client tirelessly combine the latest market and consumer insights with a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses to deliver exceptional design & communication solutions that drive commercial results. Our team of experts share an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to excellence and a friendly disposition, which, our client are proud to say, means that many of our clients have become good friends.

Our Clients Services
Branding & Communications // Retail Design // Asset Enhancement & Retail Delivery // Architecture

Key Sectors
Retail // Fashion // Beauty // Shopping Centres // Food & Beverage

Job Purpose:
Designing new buildings (Drive thrus), retail shop extensions and alterations. Working with clients to ensure their designs are functional and within budgetary restraints.

Opportunity:
An exciting new role has opened up to join their creative team. Reporting to the head of 3D and company Directors, the ideal candidate will have 5+ years of working experience and have some DriveThru knowledge. You will have experience developing drawing packages for retail and Food and Beverage clients.

You will be keen to take ownership of your work, comfortable being the project lead as well as supervising more junior team members as needed. You will be happy juggling multiple projects to meet strict deadlines, whilst maintaining a keen eye for detail and complying with brand guidelines.

Our client work with a proactive attitude, with each team member pitching in to support others who are under pressure – no job is above or beneath anyone. Our client are looking for someone with a friendly, positive personality, who is always keen to get involved and contribute to a great work environment.

The structure of our clients agency allows them to fast-track the right people into key roles, through a combination of hard work and access to relevant training, so this role would really suit someone who is looking to grow and build a successful team and career.

Architect Job Duties:
Meeting with clients to discuss project objectives, needs, and budget
Preparing and presenting design proposals, including detailed drawings of finished buildings and alterations
Meeting with construction professionals and clients to discuss designs.
Reviewing local rules and regulations to ensure the construction project falls within all constraints
Creating detailed drawings and specifications for architectural projects ( CAD)
Specifying the materials needed for construction of projects
Working with computer-aided design software to create blueprints and images
Working with contractors, surveyors, and building service engineers to create a construction schedule and bring the designs to fruition
Coordinating work between various contractors
Supervising construction of buildings to ensure projects meet deadlines, stay on budget, and adhere to the original vision for the design
Visiting proposed locations and building sites
Resolving issues that come up during construction
Participating in project management throughout the construction

Architect / technician Skills and Qualifications:
Understanding of construction technologies; good communication skills; Attention to detail; Drawing skills; Ability to work with three-dimensional designs; Inventiveness; Interest in people and the environment; Knowledge of building codes; Registration with the Architect’s Registration Board;
Minimum of seven years combined study and practical experience; Written and oral communication skills; High levels of creativity; Ability to work well under pressure; Willingness to work long hours; Analytical mind; Problem solving skills; Strong leadership skills; Ability to work well on a team; Project management skills.

Key responsibilities:
Working as architectural lead on projects
Creating drawing packages for retail, F&B and Drive thru projects
Presenting drawings to clients
Overseeing drawings by others to ensure all are correct
Keeping up to date with marketplace information, trends and industry news

Please apply with your up to date CV to scott@a1people.net

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