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Published on 09/07/2024
Job location England, London
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ARCHITECT 

 

Pascall & Watson is a leading architecture practice based in Blackfriars, London with a rich history of delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions. We specialise in several sectors including aviation, education, rail, hospitality, healthcare, leisure and retail. Our expertise span across creating functional, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally responsible buildings that meet the complex needs of our clients. We operate in multiple countries, with offices in UK, Ireland, and UAE.

Job summary: Wide ranging architectural design, coordination and liaison role with team leadership and management responsibilities.

Location: Blackfriars office, P+W operates a hybrid working policy. Staff are required to attend the office a minimum of 2 days per week

 

Key responsibilities

Project Control:

Be the point of contact for a particular work package or project.

Involvement in all RIBA Plan of Work stages 0 – 7

Understand any client initiatives/project processes/ review and approval procedures and assist in implementing them within the project/team.

Understand the key documentation and management tools on the project: the brief/ project process/ the programme/ the Project Quality Plan/ the budget/ the fee/ the resources/ the project constraints/ the activities and deliverables we are required to deliver.

Develop the design and contribute to the key project documentation: GA drawings/ details/ schedules/ specifications/ visualisations/ reports.

Plan out and oversee project assistants’ activities and deliverables, ensuring that deadlines are met.

Participate in all relevant project design meetings/ progress meetings/ workshops/ reviews/ presentations.

Accurately and fairly record meetings/ significant telephone conversations/ as appropriate.

 

Design Control:

Develop design solutions that are thought through/ technically compliant/ buildable/ consistent with P+W design philosophy/ meet the client brief and aspirations/ detailed to an appropriate level/ well documented.

Contribute to the coordination of structure/ MEP services/ specialist systems/ external envelope elements/ interior design elements/ vertical circulation elements/ wayfinding elements/ external landscaping/ etc, into the overall design.

Contribute to internal design reviews at an early stage and at key points in the design process.

Contribute to the preparation of good quality presentation material which is consistent with that produced for other projects for the same client.

Develop a sound knowledge of construction and building legislation/ keep informed about technical and legislative developments/ pursue CPD opportunities.

 

Commercial Control:

Be alert to commercial risks to the business and liaise with Project Leader, Associate or Director accordingly.

Be aware that all change needs to be documented/approved and that any resulting time/cost/quality implications are defined and agreed prior to undertaking any additional work.

Understand the resource profile and profit target for the project at the outset and assist the Project Leader/Associate/Director in managing the work within those constraints.

Complete timesheets accurately and faithfully on Rapport on a weekly basis.

 

Quality Control:

Adopt the company’s Quality Management System, including:

Project Quality Plan/ effective reviewing of incoming and outgoing documentation/ compliance with project CAD & BIM plan/use of standardised documentation/internal design reviews.

Contribute to internal or external audits carried out on the team’s projects.

 

Team Management:

Contribute to a dynamic, architecturally aware, and well-motivated team environment.

Be aware of team structure/ line management/ roles and responsibilities.

Be alert to training requirements for team members and liaise accordingly with the Project Leader/Associate/Director.

Contribute to reports occasionally required by the Directors on resources/fee forecasting/design issues/ health and safety issues.

 

Business Development:

Be alert to marketing and business development opportunities and bring them to the attention of the Director or Marketing Manager.

Occasionally contribute to the preparation of bids and submissions for future work.

Keep personal CV up to date, in collaboration with the Marketing team.

 

Knowledge, skills, qualities required:

Good technical knowledge and experience: building technology/ building codes/ design standards/ coordinated project information/ NBS specification/ quality, environment, health and safety considerations.

Good communication skills; spoken English/ written English/ graphical ability.

Good soft skills: team working/ proactivity/ adaptability/ deadline focused/ well organised/ self-motivated/ honest/ professionalism.

Good software skills as appropriate to the sector/ team/ project@ Revit/ Sketch-up/ Adobe Creative Suite/ InDesign.
Registration with the Architects Registration Board.

 

P+W is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The Company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.