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Architect – Newcastle

  • Job reference: R-028603
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Architect – Newcastle

Atkins’ combines the best in architecture & engineering to provide a full suite of services to clients in the public and private sector. Whether designing iconic buildings or developing clever solutions for clients, Atkins prides itself in offering intelligent, sustainable solutions and unrivalled expertise.

Our diverse, highly skilled, passionate design teams are unified with a belief – good design can positively transform people’s lives. We have a keen and astute eye for design and technical quality, ensuring we deliver fantastic projects that inspire and delight our customers.

Due to our current opportunities and strong pipeline of future work we are looking to recruit a suitably experienced Architectural candidate to further expand our Building Design teams in Newcastle. The candidate would form part of a small but skilled team with a key focus on local project delivery and work winning but could be expected to support projects on a national level. This opportunity would ideally suit a qualified Architect or Architectural Technologist looking to work in a collaborative environment where they will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and to take real responsibility throughout the full design lifecycle.

Our teams work on a number of projects across varied sectors including education, commercial, transport, industrial, as well as heritage and urban redevelopment. Our breadth of work across these sectors means there are plentiful opportunities to gain vast amounts of experience as well as offering the opportunity to find your niche!  We are considerate to people’s ambitions and needs, and always seek where reasonably possible to ensure everyone has the opportunity to grow and develop.


  • Taking ownership of individual small and medium scale design schemes and taking them through from inception to completion.
  • Ensuring design responses are deliverable and respond to the client brief whilst respecting the opportunities and constraints that each site affords;
  • Preparing feasibility options for various projects and working with other disciplines to test the validity of designs;
  • Preparing concept scheme designs from Client briefs;
  • Client facing responsibilities;
  • Communicating and coordinating information in a mixed portfolio of media to clients, contractors and your peers as part of our review processes;
  • Working as part of a team in the preparation of production information and working drawing packages;


  • Experience in Architecture and on delivery of Architectural projects through all stages;
  • A suitable Architectural qualification to support the above;
  • Can demonstrate experience delivering projects on site;
  • Passion for design and interest in developments within the Architecture industry;
  • Proficiency in Revit, BIM and digital design is essential;
  • Must be Adobe Suite proficient i.e. InDesign, Photoshop and illustrator;
  • Must have 3D modelling skills. We offer Sketchup, Revit, Lumien, Enscape and 3DS Max;
  • Experience of producing concept designs;
  • Able to draw ‘free hand’ sketches and illustrate;
  • Able to participate in design and technical review amongst your peers;
  • Capable of working and completing tasks independently as well as demonstrating strong teamwork skills;

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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