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Associate Architect

  • Job reference: IF-001469
  • Sector: Buildings, Education, Infrastructure, Urban Development
  • Location: Bristol

Atkins Architects are looking for an inspirational Associate Architect to help deliver our ambitious plans to develop the Architecture and Masterplanning practice in the South West and across the UK. Atkins are already very successful across our varied markets and we are looking to significantly grow our market presence over the following years.

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
Atkins Architects is a national practice of over 400 professional employees. We operate from 12 regional offices in the UK and have a wide variety of skills such as Architecture, Building Surveying, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Master planning.

This role will primarily focus on Cities, Development, Education, Commercial & Residential markets – mainly facing the south west market but with wider involvement with the national practice where required.


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 is able to 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


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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