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Senior Architect

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £60k - 70k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 months ago

  • Sector: Architecture, Construction
  • Contact: Lou Maskell
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01179221441
  • Expiry Date: 29 September 2023
  • Job Ref: 402139LML

The Senior Architect will conceptualise and lead the facility design services that support manufacturing and operational processes for numerous cutting-edge pharmaceutical facilities. This individual should have experience with project scope development, programming, conceptual design, pharmaceutical regulatory compliance, material and personnel flow development, material and system evaluation, detail design and construction administration.

Will work independently on various projects as assigned and will contribute to the operational activities of the discipline. He/she will oversee the entire design process on a project and/or provide relevant technical knowledge on specialised design projects, depending on their experience. This individual may work on several concurrent projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Assesses the requirements of a project, breaks projects into tasks and works with Project Managers to determine scope of work, budget and staffing, in consultation with Head of CSA.
• Writes scope of work for architectural design based on preliminary review and meetings with the client.
• Participates in proposal presentations.
• Must have the ability to interpret a design brief and generate varied design concept options.
• Proven experience interacting and communicating directly with clients.
• Active participation in industry organizations and related initiatives is strongly preferred (for example: speaking engagements, presenting at industry events and conferences, etc.).
• Knowledge of applicable building codes.
• Works with relevant external organisations and other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to building codes is required.
• Assigns and reviews work of project design team.
• Checks progress of work and alerts Project Manager about scope changes or requests for additional services.
• Reviews contractor technical submissions and has a thorough understanding of construction process.
• Coordinates all aspects of project document completion within company and externally with clients and other design professionals.
• Proficient written and oral communications skills.
• Prepares or reviews construction budgets based on experience and scope of project.
• Promotes use of and participates in development of IPS design and production standards.
• Assists in the ongoing education and development of design staff and act as resource for design questions. May be asked to be a mentor.
• Special projects as assigned.
• A minimum of 10 years previous architectural design experience with equivalent experience in the Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical, Bio-tech, and/or Healthcare, Laboratory, Industrial) industries for domestic and/or international project types.
• Bachelor of Architecture Degree from an accredited university.
• 5+ years of Autodesk Revit drawing experience is preferred.
• On occasion, the Senior Process Architect will be expected to utilize Autodesk Revit to perform project design documentation independently in order to meet both budget and schedule objectives.
• 5+ years’ of experience and proven success as a Process Architect (a Process Architect is defined as an individual who has maintained accountability and responsibility for independent and/or team-based projects).
• Proven time management skills and the ability to work on more than one project at a time.