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Job title: Associate
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £60,000 per year
Start date: ASAP
Reference: PD / 108
Contact name: Paul Deery
Contact email:
Published: about 1 month ago

Job description

Are you an Associate Architect looking for a new role in Oxford?


This long-standing chartered client provides a full range of design, engineering and consultancy services to the build environment. Sectors include central and local government, housing, education, health, transport, defence, commercial property, and retail, They are a top 50 multi disciplinary practice and have been helping clients deliver solutions for nearly 30 years gathering awards and accreditations including investors in people. People are at the forefront of this practice and they are dedicated to continuous growth and education for their employees, embracing a culture of nurturing talents and improving skills through comprehensive training programmes and further education opportunities.

Every individual is valued, encouraged and supported and they encourage employees to engage with our managers and senior level staff through their open-door attitude.

 As an Associate Architect, you will be responsible for architectural design; co-ordination of Design Team & contract administration for assigned projects; key commercial activities; and Business Development. You will specialise in the application of building science and technology on architectural, interiors and construction projects and be recognised as having specialist skills that enable you to manage the design process and to use your technical knowledge & expertise to provide innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions. As a Qualified and ARB Chartered Architect, you will be continually working to further enhance your knowledge in the application of design, building science and technology on architectural and construction projects. Key to the role is a focus on “delivery” and playing an active, mentoring and lead role in the delivery of our technical work - promoting and displaying technical competency in both BIM and Revit. In addition, you will have a good working knowledge and experience of negotiating and managing the development of a construction project. You will also have negotiated and manages all aspects of architectural and construction contracts, using traditional, partnering, design & build and other appropriate methods. You will also recognise the significance of the post construction aspects of the project – Soft Landings, etc.


About you


·        Obtained a first & second degree and RIBA Part III (or equivalent approved).

·        An enthusiasm to develop your design and technical skills and a real interest in the Architectural profession.

·        A minimum of 15 years of professional practice post ARB Certification.

·        An excellent understanding and thorough business knowledge of the Architectural field.

·        Excellent experience in CAD / REVIT / BIM, in a recognised Industry Standard Format, including 3D graphics and presentation relevant basic software (update training will be given as required).

·        Excellent REVIT and AutoCAD skills (update training will be given as required).

·        A minimum of BIM Level 2 experience (training will be given as required).

·        An established skill of maintaining excellent client relationships, becoming competent in key client management as a tool towards developing future business.

·        First and Second degrees (amounting to exemption to RIBA Parts I & II) and RIBA Part III or equivalent.

·        ARB Certification.

·        A positive working attitude with good communication skills and flexibility in thoughts and actions;

·        Commercial awareness in both the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility accepted;

·        Be enthusiastic, pro–active, flexible and adaptive in achieving team goals, targets, and change requirements;

·        Able to influence and collaborate with other managers and direct reports;

·        Provide others in our teams with a clear sense of purpose and direction, stimulating a productive team climate where members participate and feel involved;

·        Put cases across with impact and conviction, whilst presenting facts clearly and logically; • Provide feedback and encourage others to contribute ideas and opinions;

·        Able to maintain a balance between driving people and releasing their potential;

·        Project a strong sense of confidence and ability to handle difficult situations and achieve successful results;

·        Display persistence, determination and energy in overcoming obstacles; • Fully understand business activities & relationships across the Market Sector and promote the company brand

·        Influence and support commercial policies, by understanding gross margin performance needs and be able to read and understand contracts;

·        Ability to put together and deliver logical and influential presentations;

·        Be confident in professional communication with both external and internal customers;

·        Demonstrate effective working relationships with all disciplines.

If this is you then apply within or contact me directly to discuss.