Architect (3-6 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Colchester, Norwich

Architect (3-6 Month Fixed Term Contract)

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented designer to join our Colchester or Norwich Studio. The role will involve joining a team working across a number of interesting residential, mixed use and conversion projects in Colchester, Norwich and across Essex.

Purcell is an award-winning architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a strong commitment to design excellence. We have staff of approximately 250 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Together, we work on some of the finest buildings from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design.

The successful candidate should evidence keen attention to detail and high-quality examples of their work submitted with applications. You will need to be able to display a can-do attitude, willingness to learn and understanding of Purcell’s projects and culture. We will be looking for the below experience in all applications submitted:


  • Essential: ARB, RIBA / RICS


  • Minimum one plus years’ post part III experience within an architectural practice
  • Exceptional design talent
  • Experience working on /of high quality residential development projects
  • A passion for the historic built environment
  • Excellent drawing and visual presentation skills
  • Clear and precise written and verbal communication
  • Revit-capable with one plus years’ experience of BIM-delivered projects
  • Well organised and proactive approach to managing work and projects
  • A strong eye for detail
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of every RIBA work stage

This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell.

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