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at Peregrine Mears Architects

Peregrine Mears Architects is seeking a designer to join its team in Devon, UK.

How would you like to stretch your design skills on a wide variety of projects and locations whilst gaining loads of hands-on experience? Want to be a bigger fish in a small pond, then read on and see if you can make a splash.

A terrific opportunity is available for a talented architectural assistant to join an expanding firm of architects based in beautiful North Devon.

We can offer:

  • a competitive salary, dependant on experience and ability
  • a relaxed working environment in a pleasant Grade II-listed studio
  • flexi-leave, so you can balance work with other commitments
  • a parking permit, (365 days per year)
  • 33 days annual leave plus time off in-lieu
  • company pension scheme
  • in-house CPD, plus support for personal learning and development
  • regular ‘design days’ when we all collaborate on design challenges and competitions
  • a genuine chance for career progression and the prospect of becoming more than just a number

But this is Devon, so you can actually enjoy a challenging and inspiring working day then go for a surf or take the family for a picnic on the beach or the moors after work.

We are a smaller practice but punch way above our weight and regularly win projects outside of the south-west competing successfully against much bigger firms. We believe the personal touch combined with imagination, flexibility and enthusiasm sets us apart.

Our current workload includes large scale projects like, a new eco-holiday park, redeveloping several inland marinas, hotels, a new museum, down to small scale projects like one-off houses by the coast and sensitive additions to historic buildings. So you will never be bored!

We love what we do and are looking for a talented individual to take a hands-on role and be a meaningful part of our team. We’re looking for someone with strong contemporary design and presentation skills, particularly at the front end of projects.

Typical tasks will include:

  • concept design proposals
  • design opportunities and constraints reports
  • presentation drawings
  • 3D CAD modelling and visualisations
  • hand sketches
  • taking part in design presentations
  • preparing planning applications, (including written reports)
  • some technical design
  • assisting with contract administration duties on-site
  • working closely with clients to deliver great buildings

This is a great chance for a Part 2 architectural assistant wishing to take a leap forward in his or her career and work towards the Part 3 qualification. We can offer a high level of support to help you with that including study leave and mentoring.

In return we are looking for people who have:

  • a positive, self-motivated and enthusiastic outlook on life
  • minimum of two years’ relevant work experience in the UK
  • strong design creativity
  • the ability to produce freehand illustrations and 3D renders
  • good CAD skills, (experience of Vectorworks will be an advantage)
  • good InDesign and Photoshop skills
  • the ability to manage their own time effectively
  • a fresh approach to contemporary design

In the first instance, please email your CV and recent examples of your own work in practice, with a covering letter, (describing what you offer and why you’d like to join us) using the ‘apply’ link below.

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