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.
- 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.