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Senior Architect - Transportation Sector - Birmingham

R-054340
  1. Birmingham
  1. Cities & development

Senior Architect - Transportation Sector - Birmingham

Atkins are looking to recruit innovative architects and designers to be part of our South West Regional Architectural Team. We have an opportunity now to recruit a Senior Architect to our Birmingham office to specialise in Transportation and Transportation Oriented Development projects. Although based in Birmingham, and with a focus on projects across the Midlands, the role will involve you working with our industry-leading specialist Transportation teams across the UK and overseas.

We are ATKINS: Architecture, Master planning, and Interior Design. We are a top 10 UK based global design Practice whose reputation is built on a culture of open collaboration, creating, and delivering excellence in all we do. Our diverse, highly skilled, passionate designers are unified with a belief – good design can positively transform people’s lives.

Our expertise ranges across all key sectors and aspects of the built environment. We are recognised leaders in the creation and delivery of environments, buildings and places that are good for people and improve our environment.

Our Midlands, South West and Wales region includes 4 offices Exeter, Bristol, Cardiff, and Birmingham.  We have over 90 architectural staff across our offices with a particular expertise in Education, Commercial, Energy, Defence and Residential.  Architectural staff include Architects, Architectural technologists, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects and Building Surveying professionals with a balance team mix of graduates through to senior professionals and directors.  People are the heart of our success and supporting, training, and mentoring our staff is paramount to Atkins remaining at the forefront of design and innovation.

About the role:

The role will primarily be focused on projects within the Transportation and Rail sector - with direct experience of lead coordinator role, delivering projects at all stages. We are seeking creative designers as well as technically focused individuals. The ability to engage with clients and stakeholders is also required. Successful candidates should be familiar with the full construction process from business development, to bidding and project delivery - including the successful commercial management of projects. 

Responsibilities:

  • Taking ownership of individual schemes from inception through to completion.
  • Client facing responsibilities.
  • Working within, or leading single and full multi-disciplinary design teams.
  • Assisting and developing the client brief, producing creative and feasible design options for projects within various sectors.
  • Working with or leading other disciplines and producing RIBA work-stage reports.
  • Ensuring design responses are deliverable and meet the client brief whilst respecting the opportunities and constraints that each site affords.
  • Communicating schemes in a mixed portfolio of media to clients, peers, and multiple disciplines as part of our review processes.
  • Working as part of or leading a design team in the preparation of production information and working drawing packages in both traditional and Design and build projects across multi sectors.
  • Security clearance and/or willingness to undertake security clearance checks to work on projects across all sectors is essential.
  • Working on local, regional, national and international projects.

Requirements:

  • Qualified Architect, ARB registered. RIBA registration desired.
  • Architectural experience within other sectors beside transportation is desirable, such as Education, Commercial, Energy or Defence.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering and managing projects on-site.
  • Ability to deliver projects in a traditional and D&B contract environment; contract administration experience and/or awareness desirable.
  • Passion for design and interest in developments within the Architecture industry.
  • Proficiency in Revit is desirable.
  • Must be Adobe Suite proficient i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, and illustrator.
  • Must have 3D modelling skills. Sketchup and Revit required.
  • Experience of producing concept designs.
  • Able to draw ‘free hand’ sketches and illustrate.
  • Able to participate in design and technical review amongst your peers and multi-disciplinary environments.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career, and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.
Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social clubs providing a wide range of activities. You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package. 

https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

Flexible Working:

We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.

Atkins recognize that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in Architecture, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance

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