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German-speaking roles – architect/bridge designer/Part 2 architectural assistant
at Knight Architects

Knight Architects is hiring an architect/bridge designer/Part 2 architectural assistant to join its team in London.

Knight Architects is a specialist mid-size design studio based in central London and Maidenhead Riverside. We work on extraordinary bridge and civil infrastructure projects across the globe, combining architecture, engineering and urban design skills together in a single workspace.

As a result of international new business wins, including in Germany, we are looking for designers to strengthen our team in the UK.

Key responsibilities:

  • work as part of a team internally and with other consultants, contributing to the design, communication and delivery of infrastructure projects
  • depending on the experience and skills, lead the firm’s contribution to projects or lead packages of work, in both cases with the support of others
  • create 3D models, produce sketches, diagrams, renders, plans and documents or 3D print
  • be responsible for client liaisons and, depending on experience, presentations to the public and stakeholders
  • work upon several projects and tasks simultaneously

Skills and experience:

  • must be fluent in English and German, both verbal and written communication
  • Master’s degree in architecture and/or engineering
  • demonstrable awareness and passion for bridge and infrastructure design in the public realm
  • proven professional experience in a design or architecture practice as part of a team, with excellent design skills, technical detailing skills and experience delivering drawing packages
  • enthusiasm for spoken, written and visual communication of design
  • proven professional experience in leading a project or tasks within a project, including managing other people
  • ability to draft and review contracts, handle billing processes and prepare fee proposals, demonstrating a keen interest in the contractual aspects of projects
  • capacity to understand work schedules and how to deliver them to deadlines
  • knowledge of Rhino or other 3D modelling software, plus proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Grasshopper advantageous
  • high motivation and enthusiasm, using initiative to develop tasks with director support
  • excellent client interface skills
  • capacity to successfully work in several projects simultaneously
  • experience in civil infrastructure, transport, aviation, railway at RIBA stages 0-7 (plus HOAI) advantageous


  • permanent, full-time position in the UK
  • salary £32,500-48,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • visa costs to be reimbursed by Knight Architects, if applicable
  • company benefits, including performance bonus scheme, company pension scheme, enhanced family leave, employee assistance programme, flexitime and remote working allowance

This is an amazing opportunity to work on innovative schemes. Please apply via the apply for job button below with a CV and a short selection of your best work in PDF format and less than 10 MB in size.

Knight Architects is an equal opportunities employer and no candidate will be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, gender, sexuality or disability.

Salary: £32,500 - £48,000
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