Associate

London

Purcell are expanding our team and are looking for an Architect at Associate level to join our London studio to contribute to winning and leading an exciting range of large-scale high profile design and conservation projects across a range of sectors including public buildings, cultural heritage assets, and national museums and galleries. This role offers the opportunity to be involved in business development and work winning, studio leadership and management, project leadership at concept and delivery stages, working collaboratively with clients and consultants, and leading enthusiastic and talented teams within the studio. We offer a rewarding and supportive environment for personal and professional development. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team and contribute to our award winning portfolio of projects, and we are keen to talk to architects with excellent design and presentation skills as well as enthusiasm for high quality work, and with experience in working with historic and listed buildings.

Purcell is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity. We have staff of approximately 280 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices, in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Winners of Architect Employer of the Year 2022.

Collaboration is central to our employee-ownership culture, providing opportunities to work on some of the finest buildings; from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design. We offer a rewarding and supportive environment for personal and professional development and our employee-owned ethos empowers everyone to use their voice. We believe in creating an equitable and inclusive culture, founded on our values, which celebrates knowledge sharing and our successes, to build an inspiring work environment.

It is our distinctive employee-owned working culture that has contributed to our status as a World Architecture Top 100 Practice, renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.

 Our benefits package includes agile, flexible and hybrid working, (a minimum of 3 days in office, up to 2 days WFH) annual leave increasing with long service, life assurance, study sponsorship with paid study leave, sabbaticals, employee assistance programme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, virtual GP service, subscription fees, company day out, a volunteering scheme and enhanced learning & development opportunities.

We are looking for candidates who have the following skills:

  • Part 3 qualified and have at least 10 years working as a Project Architect for a UK based practice
  • Have excellent design, technical and conservation skills and experience
  • Have a strong understanding of the UK Building and Planning regulations
  • Proven experience working on all RIBA stages
  • Demonstrate good client-facing communication skills
  • AABC or RIBA SCA/ CA accreditation desirable
  • Proficiency in BIM/ Revit an advantage.
  • Leadership experience managing a small to medium sized studio, business or team
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of taking responsibility for the financial success of projects, and strong commercial awareness
  • Be well organised, proactive and enthusiastic approach to work and projects
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Strong experience in business development and work winning, including bidding experience

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.

Please submit a copy of your CV and portfolio by following the application workflow at the bottom of the page. Please include details of your Right to Work in the United Kingdom, as well as an available start date.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of your original application, then you have been unsuccessful. Please continue to look at our vacancies and apply where relevant. We wish you all the best in your job search.

As world leaders of Heritage and Conservation, Purcell is committed to embracing diversity and equal opportunity within our international teams, reflective of the society in which we work and live.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and celebrate differences through our culture of employee ownership.

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