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Part II Architectural Assistant

  • Job reference: R-025613
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Colchester

Atkins Infrastructure business combines the best in architecture, engineering and surveying to provide a full suite of services to clients in the public and private sector. Whether designing iconic buildings or maintaining property portfolios, We pride ourself in offering intelligent, sustainable solutions and unrivalled expertise.

As a result of the success of our Colchester based Architectural Practice we are looking to add to the team by recruiting a Part II Architectural Assistant. The successful candidate will work within a team of Senior Architects and Architectural Technicians on design projects within both the public and private sectors.

This opportunity would be ideal for a Part II Architectural Assistant who wants 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.


  • Taking ownership of individual small schemes and taking them through from inception to completion. 
  • Working as part of a team in the preparation of production information and working drawing packages.
  • Preparing concept scheme designs from Client briefs.
  • Compilation of reports and documents and supporting the rest of the team in draughting documents for bids, expressions of interest and competitions.
  • Client facing responsibilities
  • Communicating schemes in a mixed portfolio of media from 2D CAD to the latest photorealistic 3D software packages.
  • Preparing quickly feasibility options for various projects and working with other disciplines to test the validity of designs


  • Part II Qualified Architect
  • Experience of working on projects within the Education (Schools/Universities), Healthcare, Industrial or Commercial sectors.
  • Working Knowledge of software’s including Revit, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop and Sketchup. 
  • Prior experience of working within an Architectural Practice or within a Consultancy Environment.
  • Previous experience of producing concept designs.
  • Able to draw ‘free hand’ sketches and illustrate to a high level.
  • Able to present information clearly to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Capable of working and completing tasks independently as well as demonstrating a strong team work skills.
  • Able to demonstrate an adaptable and approachable approach to your role

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in Architecture, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

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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