Senior Architectural Designer – Salary £38k – £41k

Orchard Recruiting are delighted to be supporting our client recruit for a Senior Architectural Designer to join their existing team in their offices located on the outskirts of Southampton. As a Senior Architectural Designer you will have the opportunity to contribute to an exciting residential development projects that shape communities and enhance lives.

The role will include leading and designing a wide range of residential developments/layouts at all scales from 10–500+ homes from feasibility layouts through to planning applications, leading projects and managing small teams.

You will develop innovative and sustainable design solutions that align with project goals, local regulations, and client requirements while providing technical guidance and mentorship to junior technicians, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment.

Key Attributes and Skills Needed:

Minimum of 10 years’ experience (UK based) working on residential housing developments

Excellent residential layout design & architectural skills for outline and RM applications

You will need to have a keen interest in both urban design & architecture

Good knowledge of the latest legislations and ensuring projects comply with CDM regulations

Good understanding of producing associated documents including Design Access Statements

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and team members, along with mentoring junior technicians.

Proficiency in using AutoCAD; Revit experience is an advantage.

Demonstrated experience in managing and delivering multiple projects simultaneously within strict timelines and budgets.

Hand drawn sketching an advantage, but not essential

What our client can offer you!

Competitive salary (dependant on experience)

Flexible hybrid working arrangements – part office based/part WFH

21 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)

Christmas shutdown

Company pension scheme (Royal London)

Cycle to work scheme

Eyecare Scheme

Employee retail discount scheme (Edenred)

Regular social events

Promotion opportunities

Good CPD programme

Free on-site parking

Hybrid working will be available after passing a successful probation

Sector: Commercial
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent

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