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Senior architect
at Own London

Own London has an opportunity for a senior architect to join its team in London.

OWN London studio are seeking an experienced and dedicated senior architect with a proven track record. The role requires drive and initiative in a fast paced, lively and creative environment.

As the senior architect, you will be a project leader, managing a team of two to three architects/designers and report to the head of design. You will be responsible for all design and technical aspects of a project(s), ensuring it is delivered on budget and to programme. Liaise with clients, suppliers and contractors.

Job description:

  • proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp
  • responsible for developing, managing, and recording design and technical aspects of the project
  • resources management
  • will work closely with the project manager and project teams on conceptual designs, presentations, design development, and production
  • responsible for project deliverables, meeting overall project design schedules
  • responsible for attending site meetings and informing the project manager of problems and progress
  • be able to work with suppliers to meet overall project goals
  • managing and mentoring small project teams
  • client facing and presentation work

Responsible for production of drawing packages:

  • existing and proposed plans, elevations, and sections
  • demolition and new walls information
  • internal elevations
  • mechanical integration to interior design
  • RCP and small power setting out elevations reviewed under deign aspects
  • finishes (materials and details)
  • general details presented in 1:1, 1:5, 1:10, 1:20 scales
  • joinery design and production
  • bathroom design and production
  • doors and windows design, schedule, and production
  • review of shop drawings

Responsible for production of information schedules:

  • finishes
  • sanitary
  • appliances
  • ironmongery
  • lighting

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • recognised qualification in interior architecture or architecture
  • ten years’ tangible experience at a senior designer level with good knowledge of high-end residential design projects in the UK, London specifically
  • planning experience is a must
  • great knowledge of interior materials for commercial office and luxury residential sectors
  • detailing interior layouts, delivering CAT B technical drawings and tender packages
  • on site management
  • excellent attention to detail
  • strong management skills to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • extremely organised and able to keep on a schedule despite obstacles
  • experience working on projects from inception/concept design stage to completion
  • able to prioritise tasks, working on several projects at once
  • great problem-solving skills if faced with an issue, able to evaluate all the possible solutions
  • quick lateral and forward-thinking capabilities with the ability to stay calm and positive under pressure
  • excellent English with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • willing to continuously develop skills and knowledge to improve own level of performance

OWN London requires someone that shows initiative and the highest level of professionalism. The ideal candidate will possess technical competence with the ability to produce drawings and presentations to the highest standard. The candidate will manage a small team for project delivery with confidence whilst managing their own time and project schedule.

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