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Part 2 architectural assistant
at HDR

HDR is looking for a Part 2 architectural assistant to join its team in London.

About us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative-action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. These ideas inspire positive change. That colouring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary responsibilities

In the role of Part 2 architectural assistant, we will count on you to:

  • contribute to all project phases: project strategy, test fits, schematic plans and conceptual designs for schematic design, refine design solutions for design development, production of tender and construction packages
  • coordinate work of single or multidiscipline teams throughout the project’s life cycle (from development and initiation to close-out), while under the supervision of a project manager
  • prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated architect, drawings, models, schedules, images and other documents relating to the design
  • coordinate workload through project execution and complete deliverables on budget and schedule
  • experience working within the UK planning and building regulations systems
  • high level of design and technical awareness evidenced through a portfolio of project experience
  • responsible for many aspects of diverse and complex social infrastructure projects

Required qualifications:

  • RIBA Part 2 or equivalent
  • a minimum of three to five years’ practical and industry experience in the UK i.e. social infrastructure projects, including health, science and technology, education and community projects
  • passion for creativity and design
  • initiative-taking, with a proactive attitude and eager to learn
  • excellent collaboration skills, good self-organisation and a strong ability to work in a team environment
  • ability to multi-task, prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • intermediate level knowledge of Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office
  • working knowledge and experience with various platforms including Rhino, Grasshopper, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • understanding of computational and parametric design
  • graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you a license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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Salary: Undisclosed