Architect - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract


Purcell
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

Competitive

Job Highlights
  • Purcell is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity.
  • We are looking for a talented experienced Architect to join our team in Bristol.
  • We offer a rewarding and supportive environment for personal and professional development and our employee-owned ethos empowers everyone to use their voice.
Job Requirements/Description

We are looking for a talented experienced Architect to join our team in Bristol. We’re after a results driven, tenacious, go getter to take on managing a mixture of bespoke architectural projects whilst also delivering new business. We are a progressive practice, so you’ll need to understand our culture and strategy, identify opportunities and be responsible for developing staff. It’s an entrepreneurial job, with loads of responsibility and the freedom to deliver results.

Purcell is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity. We have staff of approximately 280 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices, in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Winners of Architect Employer of the Year 2022.

Collaboration is central to our employee-ownership culture, providing opportunities to work on some of the finest buildings; from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design. We offer a rewarding and supportive environment for personal and professional development and our employee-owned ethos empowers everyone to use their voice. We believe in creating an equitable and inclusive culture, founded on our values, which celebrates knowledge sharing and our successes, to build an inspiring work environment.

It is our distinctive employee-owned working culture that has contributed to our status as a World Architecture Top 100 Practice, renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.

Our benefits package includes agile, flexible and hybrid working, (a minimum of 3 days in office, up to 2 days WFH) annual leave increasing with long service, life assurance, study sponsorship with paid study leave, sabbaticals, employee assistance programme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, virtual GP service, subscription fees, company day out, a volunteering scheme and enhanced learning & development opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Essential: ARB, RIBA / RICS
  • Desirable: AABC, IHBC, RIBASCA

Skills and Experience:

  • Part 3 qualified and have at least 3 years working as a Project Architect for a UK based practice.
  • Experience on delivering projects through all RIBA stages and range of construction values.
  • Direct experience of complex refurbishment projects.
  • Working knowledge of delivering complex projects in Revit.
  • Technical experience in RIBA Stages 3 & 4, Site experience in RIBA Stage 5
  • Experience of managing a team to a demanding programme
  • Contribute to the seamless running of all architectural projects to the highest standards
  • Proven ability of leading, managing and developing individuals and teams
  • Commercial awareness / aptitude for business management
  • Up to date knowledge of industry technical standards and statutory requirements
  • Proficiency in REVIT.
  • Proficiency in 2D drafting such as AutoCAD, 3D modelling in Sketchup and in Photoshop and/or other graphic presentation software
  • Knowledge of BIM Level 2
  • Knowledge of Affinity graphic presentation software
  • Awareness of Passivhaus and current BREEAM standards
  • Excellent presentation skills (Visual, written & spoken) and contribution to high quality documentation
  • Good time management skills and Independent team worker
  • Ability to organise and plan – analytical skills
  • Ability to successfully interpret briefs
  • Strategic and conceptual thinker, confident problem solver
  • Good communication skills at all levels (internal & external)
  • Delegation skills
  • Contribute to the seamless running of all architectural projects to the highest standards

This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell.

As world leaders of Heritage and Conservation, Purcell is committed to embracing diversity and equal opportunity within our international teams, reflective of the society in which we work and live.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and celebrate differences through our culture of employee ownership.

Purcell
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

Competitive

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