Architectural Assistant

Hong Kong

Our Hong Kong Studio are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Architectural Assistant to join them. 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 primarily within hospitality, and cultural sectors.

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.

We are keen to talk to aspiring architects who 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.

Candidate’s 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 and development of presentation documents
  • Assist with contract administration during construction stage
  • Site survey and visits
  • Attend and minute project meetings
  • Material sourcing and schedule for interiors led projects
  • Contributing to the development of a competent team
  • Demonstrate and encourage Purcell’s ‘One-Family’ value
  • Develop and enhance our design reputation
  • Adherence to current technical standards - including Purcell’s & wider industry standards
  • Strive for client satisfaction 

We are looking for candidates who have the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s in architectural studies
  • Proficiency in 2D drafting such as AutoCAD, 3D modelling in Sketchup and development of imagery in Photoshop and/or other graphic presentation software
  • Good presentation and communication skills both verbally and written
  • Fluency in English, and Cantonese, both written and spoken
  • Basic understanding of industry technical standards and statutory requirements
  • Contribute to the seamless running of architectural projects to the highest standards
  • Effectively communicate at all levels (internal & external)
  • Developing networking and relationship building skills
  • Contributing to high quality bids
  • Ability to successfully interpret briefs
  • Ability to utilise analytical skills to organise and plan workload
  • Ability to manage self and work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Personable, confident and with a strong sense of team spirit
  • Role model our values
  • Passion for being part of a Purcell Architecture in Hong Kong and want to work with an international brand, working on established projects but also helping Purcell continue to grow in the Hong Kong and in neighbouring markets

It would also be an advantage if candidates possess:

  • Experience in developing project information using Autodesk Revit
  • Previous experience working on Hong Kong based Alteration and Addition projects

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.

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.

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 Hong Kong, 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.

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