Graduate / Alumni Architecture

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT (Part I or II)

Graduate / Alumni Architecture – Published 19th May 17

Boyle+Summers are architects and urban designers involved in creating new spaces and places.

Our work involves strategic masterplans, conceptual design and detailed designs including delivery on site. We’re recruiting and want a creative, pragmatic and energetic graduate with excellent design and graphic skills.

Further details:

Company name:
Boyle and Summers
Salary / Pay:
DOE and in line with RIBA guidance
Closing date:
Mon, 12th June 2017

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Initial site appraisal and general investigation into the feasibility of the client / employers requirements, in conjunction with the Project Architect or Urban Designer.
  • To help establish initial design requirements through development of the client’s Brief, in conjunction with the Project Architect or Urban Designer.
  • To produce Feasibility, Outline and Scheme Design proposals and assisting with applications for planning permission.
  • Provide a Contractor Client (where applicable) with design information, including drawings, specification notes etc for initial tendering purposes, along with the further development of design and technical information as required, in conjunction with the Project Architect or Urban Designer.
  • Assist in the preparation of As-Built drawings, operating and maintenance manuals. 6 Produce the construction drawing package, retaining preliminary design concepts, in conjunction with the Project Architect or Urban Designer.
  • To ensure that, with the help of the company, professional development records (CPD) are maintained in accordance with statutory regulations and those of governing bodies (e.g. RIBA)
  • To establish and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the workings of the company including the ISO9001 and ISO14001 systems.
  • To maintain a neat workspace and help maintain a tidy office.
  • To promote the company and the services it provides at all times, ensuring that contact with clients, consultants, contractors etc is professional, friendly, efficeint and enhances the reputation/image of the company.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum academic qualification of a suitable Architectural Degree and post-graduate Diploma.
  • Additional qualification of Certificate of Architectural Professional Practice (CAPP), which forms the R.I.B.A. Part III qualification, allowing the required registration to Architects Registration Board (A.R.B.)
  • Membership to the Royal Institute of British Architects (R.I.B.A) may be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Ensure an ethos of ‘Continuing Professional Development’ is undertaken to ensure that an up to date knowledge base and working practices are maintained. This can be achieved through active participation within R.I.B.A. accredited ‘inhouse’ seminars as well as appropriate courses and seminars attended outside of the practice.
  • Ensure a positive personality and to be prepared to undertake new challenges with a pro-active approach to problem solving. Enjoyment of team working, with a willingness to undertake new tasks and responsibilities is also required.
  • To have a minimum basic knowledge of ‘Microsoft Office’ packages including ‘Word’ and ‘Powerpoint’ to develop presentation material for clients along with the ability to analyse project information and data through the application of ‘Microsoft Project’ software or similar.
  • To have a minimum basic knowledge of 2D CAD Drawing and/or Revit.
  • To maintain the ability to utilise traditional architectural design and drawing techniques where required, particularly in the early stages of design development.

Main Job Challenges

  • An ability to cope with the pressure of working in a busy commercial practice atmosphere and to prioritise varying demands with a good humoured and pro-active attitude.
  • To provide work to a professional quality and standard in relation to design, presentation and technical content as well as the ability to deliver the work on time and to a pre-determined schedule.

How to apply

If you think you might fit the bill please send your CV and examples of work to Andrew Hoare (andrew@boyleandsummers.co.uk)