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Architect

Cardiff

Posted 12/02/2024

Competitive

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. We are looking for an Architect with job-running skills and a track record of high quality design for our Cardiff studio.
  2. Architects will carry out complex architectural tasks under the supervision of a project leader, usually as part of a team.
  3. Hybrid working is available, with core days in our city centre, purpose designed studio.
Job Description

We are looking for an Architect with job-running skills and a track record of high quality design for our Cardiff studio. Hybrid working is available, with core days in our city centre, purpose designed studio.

Architects will carry out complex architectural tasks under the supervision of a project leader, usually as part of a team. They will be expected to have good technical knowledge and be able to apply this to all stages of project design. They will have advanced presentation skills, and competence with technical software such as Revit/AutoCAD.

Personal Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organised and efficient with attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively, efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Positive and ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Committed
  • Clear thinker
  • Strong team player who can work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good time management 

Skills, Abilities and Competencies

Design

  • An excellent understanding of the design process.
  • Ability to translate concept into detail design and understand how to identify and design key construction details.
  • Ability to manage a project in accordance with the RIBA Plan of Work.
  • Flexibility and openness in approach and willingness to work as a team player.

Delivery

  • Ability to produce CAD drawings efficiently.
  • Consistency and Accuracy.
  • Commitment to implementing GFA Management Systems.
  • A detailed understanding of how to detail for compliance requirements e.g. building regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge of UK Building Systems, Regulations and construction types.
  • Detailed knowledge of town planning procedures.

Skills

  • High level of CAD skills, preferably Revit although training will be provided; Competent AutoCAD users welcome.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite applications.
  • Good presentation skills, both verbally and visually using software and hand drawing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interpret instructions.
  • Ability to work within a team effectively and deliver tight deadlines on time and on budget.
  • Ability to cope with change e.g. to brief, programme or role.
  • Ability to liaise and co-ordinate other disciplines/team members.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to supervise other members of staff.
  • Ability to balance work and continuous professional development/educational requirements.

Benefits

  • Health care plan (up to diagnosis, available at the next annual company registration period after probation).
  • Employer pension scheme in line with current legislation.
  • 28-days leave including bank holidays, with 1 day added per year of service up to a maximum of 5 additional.
  • Office closed between Christmas and New Year (no need to use up leave allocation).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • City Centre office location.
  • Childcare Voucher scheme.
  • Death in service benefit.