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Architectural Designer

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Architectural Designer - Witney

£38,000 - £45,000 - Architectural
Ref: 690 Date Posted: Monday 11 Jun 2018
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Architectural Designer £38,000 - £45,000

Architectural Designer Purpose:

The Architectural Designer (AD) is responsible for supporting the technical problem solving and architectural design for structure, shell and turn-key projects. Working with the wider design team the AD will contribute to the delivery of a fully coordinated package of technical drawings, information and specifications for each project.

Benefits/Hours:

  • Pension
  • 25 days' holiday plus BH
  • Ongoing training provided
  • 8.30-5 Mon-Fri, 1 hour lunch

Architectural Designer Reports to:

  • Development Manager

Architectural Designer Liaises with:

  • Design Team
  • Sales and Estimating teams
  • Construction team
  • External consultants and sub-contractors
  • Client/clients professional team
  • Approval bodies (Planning, building control, warranty providers etc.)

Architectural Designer Key Accountabilities:

  • Produce details working drawing packages using AutoCAD CAD design software, supporting the efficient delivery of designated structure, shell and turn-key projects.
  • Technical problem solving – resolution of engineering, material, detailing and building performance queries by suitable investigation, discussion and clear communication of outcome.
  • Support design liaison between the clients and their professional team, the business, consultants, sub-contractors, approval bodies etc.
  • Contribute to scheme design –from first principles – using freehand and CAD skills.
  • Architectural materials specification enquiries, take off and scheduling including the identification of key lead-times for critical components.
  • Planning & programme – ability to manage multiple projects and reliably hit deadlines and project milestones.
  • Provide support to the wider business when requested.
  • Communication – liaise with internal & external key stakeholders to ensure timely information flow, clarity of delivery from consultants and subcontractors and appropriate engagement with site and factory based parties.
  • Quality control – to check – as part of an ongoing quality control process – other design team members and consultants work.
  • CDM – ensure consideration of safety and build-ability is integral to the design process, that risks are designed out wherever possible and that residual hazards are effectively communicated to key stakeholders and site based teams.
  • Site liaison – telephone support visits and meeting attendances to review progress, discuss design and detailing aspects, resolve issues and liaise with our client's team and client’s agents.
  • Ensure compliance with the Quality Management System at all times, keeping paper and electronic documentation, records and filing up to date.
  • Operate with the highest regard to Health & Safety ensuring compliance with the Health & Safety policy.
  • Other duties which may from time to time be required as requested by the Company Directors