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Conservation Architect

  • Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
  • Location: Newport
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job reference: 388614LML

Job description

Anderselite are currently working with a leading conservation architects' practice with specialist skills in their search for an experienced Conservation Architect.

Key objectives of the role

This is a key position in the practice with responsibility for project-running and assisting in the leadership and operation of the clients' Newport office to ensure delivery of highest quality service to their clients as well as managing growth whilst ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the practice as a whole.

This role is primarily to provide smooth running of jobs from conception through to tendering, site operations and post contract administration. The role is highly operational, client and partner facing with account responsibility and as a senior position within the office, the post holder will be required to manage projects and provide leadership to others.

Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

to take ownership and joint management to ensure delivery of high-quality service to our clients
help create and manage growth in the Newport office and wider practice
contribute to practice-wide business planning which will establish the future direction of the business
support the practice-wide strategy for securing new business and developing existing clients by participating in and leading PQQs and bids for new commissions
build good working relationships with current and future clients and stakeholders
provide regular reports to partners meetings as required
mentor other employees on projects where 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

Key challenges:

interpreting the sensitivities of conservation work
managing and delivering a number of time and budget sensitive projects
assisting in the growth of the firm

Knowledge and skills:

full qualification as an architect from a RIBA-recognised university
relevant professional memberships, e.g. ARB, AABC or RIBA Conservation Register accreditations
proven post-qualification performance with a sound knowledge and understanding of all UK planning and building legislation and its application
first-rate design and technical skills and a 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
able to provide guidance and support to colleagues
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 budget understanding and 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
proven team player
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 there is a competitive salary available along with a rewards and benefits package and ongoing development. Please apply with up to date cv and portfolio.

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