Architectural Assistant / Year Out

Hong Kong

Architectural Assistant / Year Out

Reports to: Associate Partner

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week. 9.00 – 5:30 (one-hour lunch break)

Salary: According to experience

Purcell is an award winning architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a strong commitment to quality. We have staff of approximately 200 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 15 studios in Hong Kong, Australia, and the UK. Together, we work on some of the finest buildings from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design, we create thoughtful architecture that enhances its context.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an employee-owned architectural practice renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.

Due to increased project demand, our Hong Kong Studio is looking for an Architectural Assistant / Year Out or UK equivalent. This role will be to aid the Studio and established talented team that is currently working on a diverse and exciting range of architectural and heritage projects within hospitality, cultural and places of worship sectors

The successful candidates will display a keen attention to design and graphics. You will need to be able to display a can-do attitude, willingness to learn and understanding of Purcell’s projects and culture.

Candidates main duties will include:

  • Learn, apply, share the core expertise and specialisms of Purcell
  • Working closely with our existing core team for ongoing projects
  • Assist in the 2D and 3D drawing and modelling production
  • Contribute to concept design, schematic design, detail design, tender and construction documents
  • Preparation of presentation documents
  • Assist with contract administration during construction stage
  • Site survey and visits
  • Attend and minute client meetings

Candidates will ideally have:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in architectural studies
  • Proficiency in 2D drafting such as AutoCAD, 3D modelling in Sketchup and graphic production using Affinity and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Good presentation skills (Visual, written & spoken) and contribution to high quality documentation
  • Fluent in English and Cantonese/Mandarin, both written and spoken.
  • Understanding of industry technical standards and statutory requirements.
  • Experience on A&A projects (desirable)
  • Knowledge of BIM and REVIT (desirable)
  • Professional at all times
  • Commitment to the role
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Ability to manage self and work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Personable, confident and with a strong sense of team spirit.
  • Willing to work overtime when required

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-respected Practice with excellent opportunities for career progression, whilst working within a close-knit team in a local studio.

In return Purcell offers an excellent salary which is negotiable dependent on your experience, and a generous benefits package including:

  • 21 days holiday plus 12 Statutory Holidays (January to December).
  • 4 x salary life cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • Medical cover
  • Contributory pension/ Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme (MPF)

Please submit a copy of your CV, portfolio (below 10mb) containing individual or academic design works and a cover letter stating your available start date and salary expectation by following the application workflow at the bottom of the page. Please let us know if you have the right to work in Hong Kong.

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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