Client-Side Project Architect. Bristol

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Macdonald and Company

Recruiter: Macdonald and Company

Client-Side Project Architect. Bristol

£45,000 to £55,000 per annum | South West | Date posted 20 Mar 2020

A client-side architect vacancy that could suit a Project Architect who is keen to make the leap from poacher to game keeper.

I get lots of enquiries from RIBA Part III architects who feel that they would like to move upstream to where decisions are made and take on client-side architect role. The main reasons tend to be an ability to influence design from within, exposure to the full development lifecycle, a chance to do more project management, new challenges and more money. If you are reading this and thinking, that is exactly me, this opportunity will satisfy on all of those fronts.

This company is experiencing huge growth within the health and lifestyle sector. Over the past 12 months the company has delivered 30 projects. Their aspirations are to deliver 100+ sites a year over the next 3 years. They are consistently achieving double digit growth in revenue and profitability; and outperforming their peers by some distance.

This rapid growth offers a wide range of advantages including a positive, fast-paced and stimulating working environment, a big and reliable pipeline of work, plenty of opportunity for promotion and a chance to learn new skills. Refreshing isn't it!?

Each office has a regional remit. Within that office, there will be a development manager, an architect design manager, an interiors design manager and a quantity surveyor. The main concept work has been done so the in-house team will; adjust those designs for each project and/ or manage the external designers. The Bristol team will deal with all developments in the South West and some towards the Midlands.

The architect design manager will be involved all the way from looking at prospective sites with the acquisition teams, through feasibility, all design stages, full coordination and finally delivery on site.

The broadness of the role makes it very appealing and the fact that the company will be doing turnkey development means that things will move fast and will have a lot more certainty than they would if you were in consultancy or dependent upon too many external partners.

There are some new build projects although most will be fit-outs of existing buildings.

We'd like to hear from RIBA qualified architects who want to are looking for a new career where they can deploy their experience in a development setting. You don't need to have worked in a client-side role already.

We are happy to consider any project experience so long as it has a commercial edge to it. Hospitality, offices, mixed-use projects and retail projects are all of interest.

Salary £45K to £55K plus up to 25% bonus, life assurance, health insurance, gym membership for two, 25 days holiday and one day off for your birthday.


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Project Management

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Salary range:

£50,000 - £74,999

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South West

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Job ref: 41958
Application deadline:
17 Apr 2020