Senior Associate Architect

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Employing Division
£48,000 - £55,000 DOE
Closing date

NPS Group is a national, award-winning property consultancy delivering high profile, inspiring buildings to a range of public and private sector clients across the UK. Our architecture and design team are at the centre of our creativity and innovation, we continually strive to ensure the projects we deliver are to the highest standard and we are looking to recruit a Senior Associate Architect to join our Norwich based team.

We are looking for a highly motivated, driven and experienced candidate who can provide senior design leadership to our architectural team. The successful candidate will be confident in ensuring projects are effectively managed, designed and delivered to our client’s brief. This is an excellent opportunity to lead an established professional team working across a diverse range of commercial and education projects. You will have the chance to develop and grow the team over time. The team enjoys a unique approach to project delivery whereby you will work with a diverse and talented team of, Architects, Interior designers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers working in a single collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

You will be expected to:

  • Provide a full ‘Architectural Service’ as described in the RIBA Plan of Work and the Standard Form of Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect
  • Confidently manage the design studio, with a hands-on delivery approach
  • Work closely and support the Head of Architecture in the successful delivery of all projects.
  • Ensuring the strategic requirements for the business are understood and followed through within the design process.
  • Carrying out quality assurance for a range of architecture and design work, ensuring clients’ requirements are met and designs reflect our reputation
  • Deliver high standards of design, construction and contract management.
  • Mentor Junior members of the team and supporting them with strong Architectural leadership throughout their studies.

We are looking for you to demonstrate a combination of technical knowledge, project experience and management capabilities to succeed in this role.

Qualifications & Associations

  • Professional Membership of the Architects Registration Board
  • Professional Chartered Membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience within an architectural studio to be evidenced via submission of portfolio.
  • Proficient in the use of relevant software, including Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, REVIT (We will provide ongoing training and support in BIM software).
  • Leading a multi-disciplined team, providing a mixture of technical and leadership support to colleagues having undertaken projects with public and private clients within the education sector.
  • Excellent knowledge of profit and loss control, resource and fee management.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the confidence to present in front of clients, and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in generating new business, winning new work and submitting tenders and bidding for new work.
  • Managing a medium sized architectural team/studio.
  • Experience in reviewing and technically appraising designs within internal design reviews.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out on the successful applicant. Please click here for details of our DBS policy relating to the recruitment of ex-offenders.

We are committed to employment practices and behaviours which encourage diversity, promote equality of treatment and eliminate unlawful and or unfair discrimination.

Please read the attached job description and person specification to ensure you meet the criteria for the role before applying.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful and will not be progressed to the next stage.

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