Fleming Architects is seeking a Part 2 architectural assistant to join its team in Cotswolds, UK.
Working at Fleming Architects
Most of our projects encompass all the relevant RIBA stages which means you have the chance to see your designs from concept to completion. Working at this level of ownership is testament to our ‘tried and trusted’ approach, however there is still plenty of internal design collaboration and communication within our close-knit team.
As well as regular CPD’s we maintain a rich, varied and exciting training program and are always open to ideas about what would help your development, and benefit the company/team as a whole. Career progression with us is structured yet bespoke to each person’s particular skills and strengths. The team are loyally reflective of the company’s success – a large proportion have been with us for many years.
We currently have an opportunity for a confident and experienced architectural assistant Part 2 with two years minimum practical experience or project architect that have the necessary skills to work across all RIBA Stages (0-7) on new build and existing schemes. Good knowledge and understanding of CAD is essential; prior knowledge of Vectorworks would be helpful.
Day to day responsibilities include running a number of architectural projects of varying sizes concurrently, ranging from small scale works c. build cost £300k up to £5mil+. Project running responsibilities include liaison with clients; working through the RIBA work stages as per the client’s requirements/appointment agreement; liaising with consultants and specialists as required; managing client expectations throughout the process; taking on contract administration duties where projects go to site and running site meetings/preparing agendas and minutes where on-site assistance is required. Larger projects are likely taken over from a director post concept stage. Additional support for directors/associates.
- project running tasks, where jobs are at different stages/project management
- architectural design and detailing incl perspective sketches and visualisations
- precedent studies
- feasibility studies where appropriate to the project
- architectural modelling and/or overseeing of others working on – development models as well as final presentation models
- tender packs and supporting information
- conversations with suppliers/manufacturers/specialists etc.
- coordinating drawings/detail information provided by others (SE/M&E etc.)
- liaise with the local council (planning/building control)/independent inspectors/consultants (CDM/geotechnical/ecology etc.) throughout the life of the project as appropriate
- site meetings and support – resolve queries arising on site
- taking responsibility for expansion of own material/construction knowledge
- keeping up to date with changes to the building regulations/planning law
- expanding knowledge of historic country houses and traditional house design principles to help inform the work we do
- being mindful of the principles of conservation and having awareness of the many resources out there (English Heritage/SPAB etc) to be used throughout the design process
- support project team and wider office team(s) when necessary
- keeping timesheets and preparing notes for invoicing (for operations director)
We are looking for a professional, proactive, and organised new addition to the team; strong attention to detail is essential. You should be comfortable working independently and communicating proficiently across all levels.
Location: Cotswolds, UK
Hours: 9:00am-17:30pm, working in house Mon-Fri