Purpose of the role: Providing skilled support to the project team
Reporting to: Project Architect and Partners
Overview of the role: typically working as part of a project team under the direction of the Project Architect, assisting the team in the design and production of schemes and taking ownership of discrete elements. Occasionally taking full responsibility for smaller projects, reporting directly to a Partner.
Operational duties and responsibilities (across all RIBA Workstages):
Drawing and sketching architectural and interior design solutions by hand
Modelling schemes in BIM (ARCHICAD)
Producing architectural drawings from the ARCHICAD model
Producing schedules from the ARCHICAD model
Document control of incoming third party material
Document control of design information for external issue
Producing 3D still and video visualisations in ARCHICAD
Independently developing 2D technical details
Independently researching appropriate products, materials etc
Reviewing design information prepared by junior team members, providing feedback and support
Producing reports in InDesign
Creating physical 3D models
Drafting NBS specifications under supervision
Participating in, and contributing to, team meetings and design workshops
Participating in, and contributing to, internal CPD presentations
Operating standard internal project management and administrative systems
Providing general assistance in the office
Complying with Health & Safety, Employment and Environmental Policies
RIBA Part 2 exemption
Committed to a career in architecture, with clear professional goals
Enthusiastic, conscientious and committed
Strong design awareness
Growing awareness of practice administrative procedures and contractual responsibilities
Aware of responsibilities under RIBA and ARB Codes of Conduct
Competent and skilled at using:
Represents the practice professionally and competently, including at functions and events
Communicates well with clients and other collaborators, quickly establishing a strong rapport
Recognises potential issues before they become a problem; communicates promptly with senior colleagues
Helpful, reliable and friendly; approachable with a positive attitude; sensitive to others
Co-operative and receptive to feedback
Provides constructive feedback to junior colleagues
Takes personal responsibility and is accountable for own actions
Ensures no task is undertaken without first agreeing a 'SMART' brief.
Manages day-to-day workload effectively
Aware of the Pareto Principle and able to implement its lessons
Organised and tidy; meets agreed deadlines
Aware of the quality - cost - time triangle and able to adapt approach to suit
Provides professional and pastural support to junior colleagues
Understands and is engaged with the practice's vision and contributes towards achieving its goals
Practises business development skills, recognising the importance of developing these for future success
Proactively seeks new opportunities to expand personal and professional development and willingly shares new-found knowledge and skills with colleagues
Professionally represents the practice at networking events, seeking further opportunities to generate new introductions
If this position is of interest to you, please email your CV and portfolio to us (maximum attachment size 5Mb). We receive a large number of applications; as a consequence we will only look at applications received that answer the following questions:
1) Why do you want to come to work for Lees Associates?
2) In what position/role are seeking to join us?
3) What skills and personal attributes do you have that we can benefit from?
4) What are your career goals and how do you plan to accomplish them?
5) Tell us something interesting about yourself.
Only after we have received your replies to these questions will we open your CV and take your application to the next stage, which will normally be a short telephone interview.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: “RECRUITMENT – FIVE QUESTIONS”.