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Principal designer
at BPTW

BPTW is hiring a principal designer to join its team in London.

BPTW is looking for an experienced building regulations principal designer for the design and delivery of large-scale residential and mixed-use developments including higher-risk buildings (HRBs).

The practice

Based in Greenwich, South East London, BPTW are award-winning architects and urban designers specialising in residential-led development and mixed-use regeneration projects. Working alongside leading developers, housing associations, local authorities and private clients, our philosophy is centred on creating homes and places that transform people’s lives.

We are a lively and sociable practice of over 120 people, an AJ100-listed practice and have been recognised as one of the top architectural employers in the UK by BD and Building Magazine over multiple years. Our values guide the way we work and interact with clients, partners, local communities, and with each other: collaborative, passionate, nurturing, creative, respectful and sociable. Promoted across the practice, these are an intrinsic part of our culture.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a wheelchair-accessible studio and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion, we have a dedicated EDI group, active career development programmes and a commitment to delivering social value in our work.

The role

We are looking for a highly experienced, skilled and motivated individual to lead and deliver building regulations principal designer services on projects the practice is undertaking.

This is a full-time client-facing role and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Based from our studio in Greenwich, South East London, and reporting directly to the design group partners, the successful individual will ideally have an architectural or technologist qualification, and/or experience of delivering principal designer services under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

The role will be at a senior level, potentially associate or above, and involve working closely with members of the senior management team on the design and implementation stages of projects.

Responsibilities and skills

Responsibilities will include planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating design work and making sure reasonable steps are taken to ensure that the design is in compliance with all relevant requirements of the building regulations. A meticulous approach to managing complex documentation and maintaining accurate records will be essential.

Demonstrable evidence of the competence, skills and knowledge required of a principal designer, including the legislative and regulatory framework for compliance, and a detailed understanding of the Building Safety Act including British Standard Publicly Available Specification (PAS): 8671:2022, Built environment – framework for competence of individual principal designers – specification are essential.

With the practice working across all RIBA work stages there is also a requirement to be familiar with PAS 8672: 2022 Built environment – framework for competence of individual principal contractors – specification, and other relevant technical requirements including the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations).

The successful individual will lead on developing a team to deliver PD services and, alongside the partners and other senior staff, deliver training both internally and externally, giving talks to organisations and external bodies with whom BPTW have existing relationships, and developing new relationships.

Benefits

  • health scheme
  • employee assistance programme
  • free financial advice
  • insurance cover (life assurance; critical illness; income protection)
  • cycle to work scheme
  • travel season ticket loan
  • allowances for continuous professional development
  • annual salary reviews

To apply

Please submit a copy of your CV along with a cover letter. Use the subject title ‘principal designer’.

Your cover letter should detail your relevant experience, personal attributes and skills – please refer to the criteria listed in the job description.

You can also include details of any other experience or knowledge you feel is relevant to the role.

Please note we are unable to support applications that require current or future employment visa sponsorship.

Please clearly state your right to work in the UK on your application.

You can apply via the ‘apply for job’ button below.

www.bptw.co.uk

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom