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  • Location London
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £45,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
  • Ref 6878
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An opportunity now exists for an experienced Architect to step in to a Design Manager role within a private residential developer based in Islington.

The company purchase land for mixed-use and residential development, and then manage the buildings on a long term basis once completed. They have various in-house teams which include Architects, Design Managers, Project Managers and Land Buyers; and they specialise in complex conversions, often involving listed buildings and churches.

Their designs are both traditional and contemporary in style, predominantly mid-market and massively vary in size with current projects ranging from high-spec single-occupancy dwellings of around 80m2, to mixed use developments comprising 35000 ft sq commercial space and 225 residential units.

This role offers the right candidate a very hands-on opportunity to work within a highly successful firm. You will be working on projects ranging from £2-£60million in value, and often between 3-6 projects at any one time. Whilst working alongside the in-house team, you will also be responsible for appointing and leading external consultants including design, planning, technical and commercial construction professionals.

You will assess suitable land purchases with the land buyers and work with them to put bids together, drawing concept schemes and then defining the development brief for consultants. You will also work with the construction manager and quantity surveyor during the development of construction drawings and the build, to ensure that the design, quality, budget and programme are maintained.

Finally, this position will see you achieving successful building permissions and driving the best value from the development site. This includes negotiation with the local government on financial contributions.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • Qualified at RIBA Part III level
  • A minimum of 4 years experience to include skills in all the relevant areas required to take on this role (as above)
  • The ability to successfully lead design teams and deliver projects on site
  • Capable of handling an intense working environment with the pressures of tight deadlines

Salary is negotiable depending on experience and will range from £45,000 – £60,000 per annum. In addition, staff receive an annual discretionary bonus and access to the company car pool for meetings and site visits. You would be joining a diverse and sociable team who often plan team dinners and after work drinks.

If you have the required skills and experience for this role, please email your CV without delay to jayde.heath@hunterdunning.co.uk along with a well presented sample portfolio. Successful candidates will be contacted prior to submitting their application to the employer.

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Ref: 6878

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