Senior/Associate Architect

Location
Oxford
Salary
£45 - £53 per annum
Posted
07 Feb 2017
Closes
04 Apr 2017
Ref
J12910
Contact
Marno Herinckx
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A multi disciplinary practice in Abingdon currently has an exceptional opportunity at Associate level, for an experienced design led Architect. The successful candidate will have worked at Senior Architect / Associate level and will have a passion for winning new work and enjoy managing a high calibre and motivated team. An applicant from an award winning design background who has the drive to lead and shape the direction of design in the practice would stand out.
The successful candidate will assist in the seamless running of architectural projects to the highest professional standards and will be responsible for the profitability and technical competence of those projects. Experience of working in the residential, educational and heritage sectors would be beneficial but is not essential.

You main responsibility would be to assist the Partners in providing effective forward management of the practice at an Associate level. This is to include internal management of projects; promoting a high standard of design quality throughout the practice and external management of clients.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:
• Promoting a high quality design culture in the office through increased exposure of staff to high quality architecture and place-making, and the benefits of good design.
• To raise the standard of design output across the office.
• Responsible directly to the Partners and capable of taking instructions and managing/supervising other staff for the effective management of projects and staff within the office.
• A high level of personal and professional integrity and trust commensurate with the position of Associate. In this respect particular emphasis on supporting company policy and collective decision-making is expected.
• To be a pro-active member of the Senior Management Team and work with the other Associates and Practice Manager in ensuring effective and efficient management of the business.
• Effective client liaison at all stages of projects being worked upon.
• Preparing project programmes and timetables for projects in the office.
• Advising on, and managing teams of suitably skilled staff for larger projects.

• Assisting the partners in the recruitment of new staff to suit skills requirements,
• Assessing and planning workload within office (both short and long term), monitoring project progress and advising upon allocation of resources accordingly.
• Assisting in the preparation of client fee quotations.

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