Our client is an established and successful Architectural practice, based in Hertfordshire with projects ranging from London and throughout the home counties and beyond.
They are looking to recruit a highly experienced and motivated senior architect/senior technician who is able to support and work closely with the director of the company but also be experienced enough to work independently with both confidence and efficiency, through the RIBA stages of work.
Role & Responsibilities:
- To liaise directly with clients from the initial consultation to design ideas and dealing with any queries/technical details that they, or their contractors may have
- Liaising with specialist consultants and local authority planners
- Attending and on occasion, speaking at Committee hearings
- Coordinating any planning appeals and liaising with our Expert Planning Consultants
- Liaising with Building control
- Managing and coordinating the architectural team of 5/6 people in both the distribution of work and time management of each project and liaising with the support staff and ensuring the file is passed to accounts for invoicing.
- Checking drawings and detailed specifications are correct prior to submission by our planning administrator to the local council
- To be able to produce detailed technical drawings
- Generally be fully involved in the running of a busy office whilst offering guidance and assistance to the team
- Have at least 5 years of continuous UK experience at a senior level with excellent communication skills in English
- Sound knowledge of UK Building Regulations
- Computer Skills
- Proficiency in AutoCAD
- Preferably have knowledge or skills in other design software, ie, Photoshop, Sketchup, InDesign, Illustrator and any other applicable bolt on applications currently available
- Have very good computer skills and at least a beginning/intermediate level of Microsoft office packages (Word/Outlook and general knowledge of excel)
- Planning experience in the residential sector
Our clients offices are conveniently located on the borders of Hertfordshire/Essex, in the town centre of Hoddesdon, within walking distance from Broxbourne Station and Rye House Railway Station and situated just outside the M25, bordering North London
Competitive salary (c40K+ and potential for a performance related bonus) for an experienced person with a proven track record in the industry.