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Associate Architect (Defence Projects)

  • Job reference: IF-002274
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Urban Development
  • Location: Epsom

Atkins’ Architecture & Masterplanning (A&MP) combines the best in Architecture, engineering and surveying to provide a full suite of services to clients in the public and private sectors. Whether designing iconic buildings or maintaining property portfolios, A&MP prides itself in offering intelligent, sustainable solutions and unrivalled expertise.

 Atkins Architects are looking for an inspirational Associate Architect to help deliver our ambitious plans to develop the Architecture & Master planning practice in the South East and across the UK. Atkins are already very successful across our varied markets and we are looking to significantly grow our market presence.



The role would suit someone who can:

Be client centric
Be a leader of bids and opportunities across markets
Establish, maintain and develop relationships with key clients and prospective clients
Be engaged with the successful delivery of projects
The Epsom team work on a variety of projects in a wide array of sectors including Defence, Aviation and Interior & Spatial Design but this role will be focused on the Defence / Aviation market in the UK. Therefore, demonstrable experience of work in the defence or aviation sector will be preferable. This opportunity would be ideal for a Qualified Architect who wants to work in a collaborative, entrepreneurial 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.
Ability to obtain UK security clearances is essential.

Design Management
Manage and inspire a team through strong and appropriate leadership
Ensure design responses are pragmatic and respond to the client brief whilst respecting the opportunities and constraints that each site affords, through climate, context and culture.
Continue to develop designs that are firmly rooted with a strong narrative and that seek to enhance our reputation

Business Management
Lead projects by providing design and technical leadership for major projects
Liaise with key clients and be capable of discussing design/technical solutions to stakeholders including technical and non-technical clients – both in projects and at tender stage
Be an inclusive leader with a confident operating style who can deal with diversity within the teams that they manage

Commercial Management
Have a strategic vision of the market and industry and ability to focus our business to take full advantage of market conditions
Have experience in preparing bids and tendering.

We are looking for someone to:
Have a portfolio of clients or contacts in this market
Demonstrate a proven track record of winning and developing new business opportunities
Have a willingness to develop contractor led design solutions
Have a detailed knowledge of local authority procurement routes
Be creative in their approach.


Responsibilities
Technically competent with a strong understanding of the building construction process
Experience of working in a BIM environment is preferred.
Capable of working and completing tasks independently as well as demonstrating a strong team work skill
Able to present information clearly to both internal and external stakeholders
Able to demonstrate an adaptable and approachable approach to your role
Taking ownership of individual schemes and taking them through from inception to completion.
Collaborating with other disciplines to produce fully coordinated project information including BIM models, drawings, schedules and specifications
Compilation of reports and documents and supporting the rest of the team in drafting documents for bids, expressions of interest and competitions.

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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