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London, UK
Technical architect
at The Office Group

The Office Group has an opportunity for a technical architect to join its firm in London.

Company profile

TOG is home to one of the most creative, exciting and forward-thinking working communities in the UK and pioneered the concept of the shared workspace in Britain. Launched in 2003, when the global economy was beginning to be radically reshaped by modern technology and new ideas. Our aim was to reconfigure the modern British workplace to bring it into line with a fast-changing world. Today, TOG has 16,000 members working across 44 buildings, 41 of which are in London, 7 of which are in development, with more on the way in the UK and Germany. We house one of the fastest growing and most diverse workforces in Britain: app creators and advertising agencies; makers and media companies, financiers and foodies; artists and architects.

Purpose of role/job overview

As a technical architect at TOG you will be assisting the internal acquisitions/design team in coordinating the technical appraisal of prospective buildings across the UK and Europe with space planning and ensuring the effective and timely delivery of required information

Key accountabilities:

  • reporting into the head of interior design
  • research and development of architectural and technical solutions relating to prospective new acquisitions
  • liaising with the landlord design team as necessary, to develop an understanding of the building to advise the TOG team
  • to assist the acquisitions team on building viewings and to provide the required construction and legislative information of the building and the design
  • technical appraisals of prospective new buildings and elements of the design of new spaces
  • working closely with the finance team on achieving targets and developing initial space plans to meet with underwriting models
  • develop a commercial understanding of TOG and how the building design impacts on the KPIs
  • prepare building presentations in close collaboration with the team
  • working closely with the design team to develop architectural modelling of prospective new buildings, to deliver an enhanced member experience in the delivery of new buildings
  • to provide design solutions to complex existing buildings and create space planning that creates environments to cater for changing ways of working

Qualifications:

  • qualified architect (UK or Germany) or very experienced Part 2 architectural assistant

Knowledge

Essential:

  • Vectorworks
  • Adobe Suite (InDesign and photoshop)
  • UK and European building systems, regulations and construction methods
  • good knowledge of mechanical and electrical services for commercial environments
  • very good technical understanding of statutory matters, building control and fire regulations

Desirable:

knowledge of planning application submissions

AutoCAD

  • 3D software (SketchUp, 3DSMax,..)
  • knowledge of flexible workspace market
  • knowledge of the co-working market
  • foreign languages would be an advantage but not essential
  • international building systems, regulations and construction methods (UK, Germany, France)

Skills/abilities/competencies

Essential:

  • good communications skills
  • visual awareness and an eye for detail
  • combine a strong design eye with good technical and detailing experience
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • MS Office, Word and Excel
  • highly organised
  • ability to work quickly under pressure, across multiple projects, in an entrepreneurial environment

Experience

Essential:

  • technical detailing
  • proven working experience as an technical architectural designer
  • experience of applying building regulations to space planning
  • experience of technical coordination of M&E systems including fire and life safety systems
  • personal attributes

Essential:

  • team-player
  • strong attention to detail
  • time management
  • organised
  • responsible
  • assertive
  • personable
  • proactive
  • professional
  • self-motivated

Please submit your application using the ‘apply’ link below.

www.theofficegroup.co.uk