Senior Associate

City of London
£55000 - £62000 per annum + DOE
Closing date
27 Jul 2022
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FRAME are currently looking for a Senior Associate and an Associate who is highly experienced. This position is a wide ranging and interesting one, including architectural design / coordination / liaison / team leadership / management and business development! This will be a permanent role, salary ranging from £55,000 - £62,000. The studio are a team of around 200 people based in central London, they are renowned for making sure their staff are happy. They have a flexible home working set up whereby they ideally need someone in 3 days a week.

The studio work in various sectors including transportation, education, leisure, hospitality, healthcare, retail and workplace. They are an AJ100 practice and have studios in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East our international team represents more than 25 nationalities.

Skills required:

Project control:

  • Be the point of contact for all high level project issues
  • Leadership of all RIBA Plan of Work stage 0 - 7
  • Ensure that the following are adopted and implemented by the project team
  • Ensure that the project set up and project framework are well established at the outset
  • Put in place a strategy for regular project design meetings, progress meetings, workshops, reviews, presentations
  • Be responsible for all relevant project and contract administration, Planning and Building Control applications, consents and approvals
  • Ensure projects are correctly closed out

Design Control:

  • Lead and develop design solutions
  • Ensure that quality, environmental, health & safety issues are considered at an early stage for each project
  • Ensure that all architectural, structural, services installation, and other building elements are technically coordinated throughout the design
  • Ensure internal design reviews occur at key points in the design process, and are documented
  • Ensure there is a robust audit trail for key decisions, risk and opportunity, CDM design risks, changes to brief, scope, programme, fee

Commercial control:

  • Manage projects efficiently and profitably, liaise with the Director regarding any commercial risks
  • Understand the resource profile and profit target for the project at the outset and assist the Director in managing the work within those constraints
  • Ensure the project is properly set up on Internal Management Systems
  • Regularly review the status of projects
  • Ensure there is a robust audit trail for key decisions, project risks, health & safety risks, and changes in project parameters
  • Ensure all client instructions are communicated to the other design disciplines

Quality Control:

  • Ensure the company's Quality Management System is adopted and communicated throughout the team
  • Ensure that client initiatives, project processes, review and approval procedures are adopted and implemented by the project team
  • Manage the outcome of any internal or external audits carried out on the team's projects.

Team management:

  • Ensure team structure, line management, roles and responsibilities are defined and understood across the team
  • Conduct End of Probation reviews and annual Appraisals for relevant team members
  • Liaise with Director/HR team regarding training and mentoring requirements
  • Contribute to reports required by the Directors

Company Development:

  • Champion a particular architectural or company generic area of expertise

Business Development:

  • Support the directors and Marketing team in generating business development opportunities
  • Build a network of relationships that enhance our capability to win new work
  • Develop a reputation in the marketplace which enhances the companies overall profile and enhances ability to win work
  • Prepare bids / submissions for future work and gain approval from the Director / Financial Director prior to issue

Knowledge, skills, qualities required:

  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of construction and building legislation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and team leadership
  • Excellent software skills as appropriate to the sector and project, management tools

The company:

  • The London studio is medium - large sized firm based in central London with a very busy year coming up! We had made many placements with them over many years, all with glowing feedback as a great place to work.
  • Full list of benefits can be discussed further, but include bonuses, flexible working and professional fees and subscriptions paid for

In order to apply, please send your CV and portfolio (PDF only) for consideration to


FRAME works with people and businesses who design, engineer, build, manage and maintain Building & Infrastructure. Previously operating under the Faststream brand and is still owned and operated by the Faststream Group and its employees, we've been working within these sectors for over 16 years and in that time have made thousands of successful placements. If you're looking to hire people, or looking for a new job within any of these markets then we can almost  certainly help you out.

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