Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
We are seeking an enthusiastic Architect, with a minimum of 3-5 years post Part III experience, ideally with exposure to Residential and Educational projects.
Architect at Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Situated in the modern and bustling town centre of Basingstoke and with a soon to be opened office in London, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt (ACG) is an award-winning progressive, creative and pragmatic architectural studio with a breadth of experience across many sectors and building types. We are seeking an enthusiastic Architect, with a minimum of 3-5 years post Part III experience, ideally with exposure to Residential and Educational projects.
- Salary competitive, dependent on experience and in line with RIBA recommendations
- Full time role, 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9am until 6pm with 1hr lunch break)
- Holidays, pension and private healthcare (conditions apply)
- Payment of ARB fees
- Full training and mentoring package
Responsibilities – reporting to the Project Director:
- Management of medium sized projects with Director supervision; management of numerous small projects
- Understand the design project, particularly focusing on our current residential schemes
- Prepare and develop drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design
- Assist in the co-ordination of the internal design team
- Take responsibility as the team leader for specific areas of the design and project development
- Liaise with members of the external design team and other associated organisations or companies
- Thorough knowledge of and compliance with ACG procedures and standards
- Carrying out work in accordance with the ARB Code of Practice
- Involvement in business development activities (networking, attending professional events, representing practice etc); able to recognise and respond to potential opportunities, informing directors as appropriate.
- Winning, leading and overseeing multiple projects; supervising and tutoring junior staff
- Producing detailed drawings
- Working with the Project Director to set out budget and costs
- Working with the Project Director to set out project specific criteria for success, including deadlines and resources
- Contributing to setting and articulating design philosophy and practice values
- Planning and delivering client presentations
- Attending regular meetings with clients, contractors and consultants, authorities etc.
- Project management and helping to coordinate information
- Continually developing professional skill set and knowledge to ensure competence for projects
- Documenting own work conscientiously
In return for your dedication and commitment, we offer you an exciting working environment within our fast-growing and friendly studio, as well as the opportunity to work on a variety of Design projects.
Required Skills / Experience:
- At least 3-5-year’s post RIBA Part III experience
- Residential and/or educational design experience
- Live within 1 hours commute of Basingstoke
- Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
- Ability to understand and formulate design decisions and present for discussion
- Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project, with good working knowledge of CAD systems
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
- Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team, assisting and supporting team members
- Flexible attitude
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Highly presentable and professional manner
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook and Excel 2015)
- Sociable, outgoing character with a good work ethic
- Able to react to a fast paced environment, good time management and attention to detail.
- Ability to assist in the management of architectural assistants on the team
- Working knowledge of Vectorworks, Sketchup, and InDesign
- Previous experience with Apple MACs advantageous
This description reflects the core activities of the role but it is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the studio may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the post holder to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. Job descriptions will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organisational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with the post holder.
Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
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