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at Baca Architects

Baca Architects is looking for an architect to join its team in London.

Baca Architects is seeking a confident all-rounder to join our team.

We specialise in waterfront, flood resilient and floating master planning & architecture.

The practice has a diverse and growing body of work. Opportunities exist to be involved in prototype flood resilient houses, mid-scale floating leisure and flood resilient masterplans. The practice has also recently won a competition in Australia for an Under Water Ocean Discovery Centre. This starts on site in autumn 2021.

We are looking for an architect with at least two years post-Part 2, with experience of running projects in the UK, preferably in the residential, hospitality and leisure sector.  We are an R&D practice, welcoming candidates with a research or sustainability interest as well as people with good communication skills. Candidates comfortable with liaising with Client, some BIM experience and good project management experience would be preferable.

General skills:

  • passionate about buildings and the built environment, and care about the welfare of people in the built environment
  • good communication skills
  • good drawing skills with the ability to work in three dimensions
  • inventive and imaginative
  • good personal organisation, planning and timekeeping
  • ability to work to deadlines
  • good visual awareness and eye for detail
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • enthusiasm and commitment to the rest of the team

Core professional skills required:

  • RIBA part 3 accredited qualifications or internationally recognised equivalent.
  • high proficiency in written and spoken English with the ability to write in a legal and contractual manner
  • high proficiency in 2D & 3D hand drawing
  • high proficiency in the production and management of 2D & 3D CAD drawings (Vectorworks, AutoCAD, or Microstation etc)
  • medium to high proficiency with preparing presentation material using software such as MS PowerPoint and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc)
  • understanding of the building process, key stages and role of an architect
  • good understanding of the procurement process and contract law
  • ability to work on medium scale projects from start to completion either with regular supervision by the director or other senior staff or as part of a team
  • creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • personal time management throughout the project, preparation of timesheets and reporting to directors

Detailed technical skills required:

  • identifying constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget.
  • preparing architectural designs in 2D & 3D to a high level of proficiency.
    working closely with and managing a team of other professionals such as engineers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists.
  • writing and presenting reports, proposals, tender applications and contracts
  • preparing, submitting and negotiating feasibility studies, detailed planning applications, building regulations and other statutory applications
  • producing detailed working drawings and specifications
    determining the appropriate materials to be used including understanding building science, waterproofing, U-values etc
  • specifying the requirements for the project including using the National Building Specification (NBS)
  • making sure the project is running according to schedule and budget
  • contract administration, reviewing valuations, preparing certificates etc.
    playing a part in project and team management
  • (post-Covid-19) travelling regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meetings

We understand the many challenges caused by the current pandemic and are flexible with working hours/ child care/homeschooling requirements.

Please submit a concise CV  (no more than 10 pages) to the  ‘apply’ link below.

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