Architect with strong design skills needed for progressive, employee-owned practice

  • Permanent
  • Manchester
  • 45000 GBP / Year

Purcell has an opportunity for an Architect to join their studio in Manchester.

About Us

Purcell is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity. We have staff of approximately 280 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices, in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Winners of Architect Employer of the Year 2022.

About this Architect Role

Our Manchester Studio is expanding their team and are looking for an exceptional Architect to join them. We’re after a results driven, highly motivated individual to focus on the delivery of a mixture of bespoke architectural projects.

We are keen to talk to architects with around 3 years post-part III qualification experience. Applicants should be skilled in the delivery of architectural projects through all workstages, with the ability to successfully lead a team. Excellent technical and conservation skills, as well as strong design skills, will be essential in this role.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Part 3 qualified and have at least 3 years working as an Architect for a UK based practice
  • Project management and contract administration skills
  • Have excellent technical skills
  • Conservation experience
  • Have a strong understanding of the UK Building and Planning regulations
  • Be well organised, proactive and enthusiastic approach to work and projects
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Proven experience working on all RIBA stages
  • Demonstrate good client-facing communication skills
  • Excellent technical detailing
  • Experience in using and or managing others using technical software. AutoCAD, Revit and NBS software is desirable

We are a progressive, employee-owned practice; where you will have the ability to identify opportunities and develop your career. It’s an entrepreneurial job, with lots of responsibility and the freedom to deliver results. This role offers the opportunity to be lead in the delivery of projects at all RIBA stages working collaboratively with a broad consultant team.


  • Agile working (3 days in office, 2 WFH)
  • Enhanced learning & development opportunities
  • Flexible working with core hours of 10am-4pm
  • Sabbaticals
  • Subscription fees
  • Enhanced learning & development opportunities
  • Life assurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme and more

This is an excellent opportunity to join our talented team and we are keen to talk to architects with excellent technical and conservation skills as well as enthusiasm for high-quality work.

Keywords to use in your CV

Architect, Heritage, Manchester, Driven, Motivated, ARB, Delivering Projects, Leadership Skills, Technical Skills, Conservation Skills, Design Skills, Project Management, Contract Administration Skills, UK Building and Planning Regulations, Organisational Skills, Communication Skills, Clien-Facing, Technical Detailing, AutoCAD, Revit, NBS

As world leaders of Heritage and Conservation, Purcell is committed to embracing diversity and equal opportunity within our international teams, reflective of the society in which we work and live. We welcome people from all backgrounds and celebrate differences through our culture of employee ownership.

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