RIBA Part III Qualified Project Architect

RE Resource Group
10 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As a Project Architect for an award-winning firm, you will be involved with the design of new buildings, extensions and alterations to existing buildings, advise on the restoration and conservation of old properties. You may be involved in individual buildings or large redevelopment schemes, and may also advise on the design of the surrounding landscape.

Controlling the assignments from start to finish, you will have full autonomy over your projects. You will start with developing ideas with the clients, establishing budgets, assessing the needs of the building and its impact within the local environment. You will work closely with contractors on site, ensuring that the works are carried out to the design briefs and specific standards and ensure that the building is sustainable, functional and aesthetically pleasing.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who is tenacious and innovative and who is looking for an opportunity that offer progression up to Director Level. With a large client base, you will also have choice over the type of projects you choose to engage in.

Requirements of the Project Architect:

  • Part III RIBA Qualified or above.
  • At least 2 years’ post qualification experience.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Project Architect:

  • Liaise directly with the Company Directors and other members of the technical/administrative teams with regards to project briefing.
  • Meet with clients and other professionals and agree project brief.
  • Understand how the design aspects of the construction influence and relate to performance and functional issues, so that practical issues can be addressed at the outset.
  • Evaluate and advise on environmental legal and regulatory issues.
  • Contribute to planning applications and regulatory application procedures.
  • Assess and undertake measured surveys (building and land) required for the project.
  • Develop project briefs and work on these as the project progresses.
  • Prepare and present design proposals using computer aid design (AutoCAD) or other traditional drawing methods.
  • Understand and prepare detailed design proposals and coordinate design information.
  • Liaise with appropriate authorities (e.g. Planning departments and Building Control departments) and provide information/documentation for all statutory approval.
  • Analysing and advising on detailed specifications for suitable materials to be used in the design and construction.
  • Carry out design stage risk assessment.
  • Appraising the performance of buildings and producing maintenance management information.
  • Managing the work of trainee technologists/junior staff and contribute to the full running of the business.
  • Advising clients on procuring the best and most appropriate contracts for the work they are undertaking.
  • Prepare detailed specifications and schedules of work incorporating design solutions appropriate materials, methods of construction techniques for the building project.
  • Advise clients on the selection of appropriate contractors, sub-contractors and other specialists.
  • Preparing tender documentation and obtaining tenders.
  • Provide reports on the tender process and advising clients on the selection of suitable contractors to undertake the work.
  • Prepare appropriate forms of contract and administer the contracts on site to completion.
  • Carry out periodic site visits and liaise between the client, contractor, other construction professionals and specialists.
  • Where required provide cost control and project programming services.
  • Advise and undertake post practical and completion contract administration to completion.
  • Undertake feasibility studies, project reports and appraisals.
  • Where appointed provide services to meet requirements of the CDM Regulations.
  • Undertake post contract evaluation.
  • Provide the Directors with up to date projections for fee income targets and meet fee income targets on monthly basis.