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)
Company pension scheme (Royal London)
Cycle to work scheme
Employee retail discount scheme (Edenred)
Regular social events
Good CPD programme
Free on-site parking
Hybrid working will be available after passing a successful probation