Architect- (RIBA Part 1/2)

AKTON Recruitment Ltd
09 Aug 2017
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
RIBA Part 1/2 Architect required for a Student Accommodation Developer.

Initial responsibilities include;

- Creating building and interior designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications.
- Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects
- Working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
- Working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
- Negotiating with contractors and other professionals;
- Applying for planning permission and advice from governmental new build and legal departments including preparing applications for planning and building control departments;
- Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts
- Choosing the materials to be used and specifying the requirements for the project
- Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction
- Making sure the project is running according to schedule and budget
- Playing a part in project and team management
- Travelling regularly to building sites and proposed locations
- Project managing and helping to coordinate the work of contractors;
- Controlling a project from start to finish;
- Regular site visits to check on progress, ensuring that the project is running on time and to budget;
- Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction;
- Ensuring that the environmental impact of the project is managed.

The successful candidate for the role as an Architect will have the following experience:

- Experience of using REVIT software
- Experience with submitting Planning Applications
- Experience with Building Regulations
- Experience with Multi - Occupancy, desirably Student Accommodation
- Professional and confident telephone manner
- Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Able to quickly pick up different electronic systems
- Excellent organisation skills
- Extremely on-the-ball, highly accurate and efficient
- High standard of attention to details
- Flexible and reliable
- Be proactive and use initiative

Benefits include;

- 28 days annual leave

- Enhanced Christmas Leave - Not taken from annual entitlement

- Bonus Holiday for midweek birthdays

- Employee assistance programme

- Annual Salary Reviews

- Bonus Scheme

- Free City Centre Parking

- Free access to on site Gym facilities