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Architectural Assistant/ Newly Qualified Architect

  • Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
  • Location: Newport
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job reference: 388616LML

Job description

Anderselite are currently working with a leading conservation architects' practice who are looking for an Architectural Assistant or Newly Qualified Architect for their South Wales team.

This is a key position in their newly relocated South Wales office with the opportunity for career development and advancement. A genuine interest in conservation and creative adaption of historic buildings and sites is essential and more important than actual experience.

This role is primarily to provide the professional, technical and interpretative skills and other services which they offer. The role is integral to the smooth running of jobs from conception through to tendering, site operations and post contract administration. The post is client-facing with account responsibility and the post holder will be required to manage projects and provide support to others.

Responsibilities of the job role;

producing drawings, securing planning permissions, undertaking contract administration and reporting back to clients, all with support from colleagues

client liaison to ensure satisfaction and providing professional advice in line with legal and professional requirements

monitoring the progress on projects and inspecting completed building works

carrying out tasks completely and professionally within determined timescales and financial budgets

build good working relationships with current and future clients and stakeholders

provide regular reports to partners as appropriate

helping the partners to create and maintain a positive and successful office culture

any other reasonable duties that arise from working within a small office and the nature and character of the post

at all times uphold the reputation and standing of the practice

The successful candidate can expect support in their professional development from partners and colleagues.

Knowledge and skills:

qualification as an architect or similar from a RIBA recognised university

proven post-qualification performance with sound knowledge and understanding of UK planning and building legislation and its application

first-rate design and technical skills and strong knowledge and understanding of the role of working drawings (both manual and electronic)

a demonstrable interest in the issues and challenges associated with conservation/historic buildings and new design in the historic environment

proven ability and evidence of working with historic buildings and conservation issues

proven direct responsibility of end-to-end job running

good overall knowledge of traditional construction (e.g. brickwork/lead/slate/timber)

sound working knowledge of AutoCAD, with the ability to produce a high volume of consistently high quality and accurate work

ability to 'hit the ground running' and to work with little supervision and to plan and deliver consistently high-quality work on time and to budget

strong written and oral communication skills; able to convey messages with clarity and conviction

ability to maintain focus on the big picture and achieve results (without losing sight of the details) through timely completion of all associated job activities e.g. site inspections details, paperwork etc.)

good understanding of budgets and cost control

strong problem-solving skills; able to think ahead and spot potential obstacles, work effectively when faced with ambiguity and devise appropriate solutions and see these through to ensure that projects remain on target both in terms of timescale and fee

engaging, cheerful and inspirational interpersonal skills

well developed influencing and negotiation skills

able to quickly gain the confidence and support of a variety of people at all levels, and be able to deal with challenging situations in a confident, tactful and professional manner

In return the client offers a competitive salary, rewards package and continuous development. Please apply with full cv and portfolio.

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