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  • Location North West England
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary Competitive
  • Ref 5830
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Our client is a large management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 employees, working from 180 offices in 140 countries across the globe.

An opportunity now exists for a talented senior Architect to join our client’s Manchester office, to take on the responsibility for managing their in-house architecture team and to project manage a number of major building projects. Projects vary across a number of sectors including Nuclear, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Industrial.
The successful candidate will work as a discipline leader, responsible for managing a team of 14 architectural staff and reporting to the Divisional Director. You will have responsibility for technical leadership within the architectural team and will be required to support bids/proposals and manage resource coordination.

Job description:
• Lead/assist in initial meeting with client/client teams in order to establish facility design criteria for projects.
• Attend review meetings with client teams as required.
• Provide input to project estimate.
• Provide input to conceptual design report.
• Produce or supervise the production of detailed design drawings and documentation for tendering and construction including:
– General arrangement drawings
– Setting out drawings
– Construction details
– Schedules
– Specifications
• Liaise with all disciplines to ensure co-ordination of the design.
• Advise client on the requirement for planning and building regulations approval together with associated fees and timescales.
• Liaise with Local Authority Planning Departments on behalf of client with regard to potential planning applications. Make client aware of key planning constraints at an early stage during project.
• Prepare and submit applications for outline and full planning permission.
• Carry out design risk assessments and provide documentation to the Planning Supervisor as required by CDM regulations.
• Assist in the selection and pre-qualification of sub-contractors.
• Assist in the preparation of tender documentation.
• Assist in the analysis of sub-contractors tenders.
• Respond to technical queries from the construction management team as required.
• Provide assistance for the preparation of proposals and presentations.

Candidates wishing to apply for this position must be Part III qualified, ARB registered and able to demonstrate significant post professional qualification experience. Experience in the nuclear sector would be hugely advantageous and experience of the design of specialist industrial, pharmaceutical or healthcare projects would also be acceptable. Previous experience working as part of a multi disciplinary team would also be highly beneficial.

Due to SC reasons candidates must have lived and worked in the UK for the last 5 years.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a hugely successful company at a senior level and to take a leading role in the design and delivery of a number of major projects. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Relocation assistance will be considered for the right candidate.
If you have the required skills and experience for this role please do not hesitate to send your CV ASAP to sean.middleton@hunterdunning.co.uk along with any samples of work that you feel would be relevant.

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