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Jacobs Senior Architect in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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About the Opportunity

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Architect, preferably with experience in the transportation sector, to join our busy and exciting London based multi-disciplinary design studio, who are currently working on a number of diverse and challenging design projects.

Working within our Cities & Places business unit, the successful candidate will need to have strong leadership skills with proven capability of leading complex multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects. The challenging role requires excellent design skills with the ability to work on all stages of the project lifecycle from strategic definition, to undertaking feasibility studies, concept proposals, to delivering coordinated technical design solutions for our clients.

The candidate will be expected to take up the role of design lead on projects requiring the management of small to medium sized architectural teams and accept responsibility for the production of architectural deliverables. A highly collaborative working approach is essential together with strong communication skills to manage architectural team members, interface with other design disciplines, and liaise effectively with clients.

Using sound technical experience and excellent interpersonal skills, the Architect will manage projects and mentor less experienced architectural team members to produce designs and associated deliverables for our multi-disciplinary design projects across a broad selection of sectors from rail, aviation, to public sector education, and Ministry of Defence projects.

The position will provide an opportunity for client facing roles working on projects of moderate to higher complexity schemes with focus on innovation and the use of digital; ensuring that Jacobs maintains the highest technical standards, levels of service, and quality.

As a key member of the regional multi-disciplinary design team, the candidate will play a significant role in the delivery of technical design solutions, acting as the design-focused team lead, balancing commercial, technical and resourcing responsibilities. In collaboration with other project team members you will assist in preparing, reviewing and refining design proposals using various media. This includes traditional methods such as hand-sketching, to electronic design platforms including BIM, 3D modelling and drafting in CAD.

A Senior Architect working in this role will be responsible for:

  • Championing the principles of good design, bringing inspiring innovative design solutions to our increasing project portfolio.

  • Delivery of technical outputs of projects and the seamless sharing of information with other discipline teams working within a common data environment.

  • Ensuring technical quality through implementation of best practice and continuous improvement processes.

  • Representing Jacobs in liaising with client representatives, project stakeholders, and in-house / external consultants within joint venture consortiums.

  • Developing and maintaining excellent client relationships through successful project execution.

  • Developing talent within the team by coaching and mentoring less experienced staff and supporting their technical career development aspirations.

  • Management of team resources reporting regularly to the Architectural Studio Lead.

  • Monitoring allocated budgets for project delivery with direct interface to project managers and engineering management.

  • Supporting on bidding and sales opportunities to secure future workload for the architectural team.

  • Acting as design lead within multi-disciplinary design projects responsible for the design coordination of interfacing disciplines from regional teams across the UK.

  • Delivery of architectural design deliverables including production of design models, drawings, visuals, schedules, to the production of full NBS Chorus specifications.

  • Ability to deliver sustainable design solutions with drive to reduce carbon for a more connected and sustainable world.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

The successful candidate will be highly motivated with the ability to take forward and deliver projects and be able to demonstrate previous experience in the successful management of multi-disciplinary design projects. You will be an excellent communicator, capable of presenting projects and design solutions to clients and collaborating with multi-discipline teams to achieve optimum design solutions.

Other key skills and desired characteristics required for this position include:

  • Promoting and upholding a culture of caring within the team.

  • Acting with honesty and integrity at all times in accordance to our vision, mission, and core values.

  • Adopting a design-focused mindset when problem solving and delivering projects.

  • Having a sound working knowledge of BIM Level 2 project delivery and the ability to implement the use of 3D design processes on projects including working in Autodesk Revit.

  • Ability to develop designs to eliminate health and safety risks within the design and put safety first.

  • Take ownership, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of architectural design elements.

  • Strong communication and listening skills to communicate effectively to team members, clients and stakeholders.

  • Embrace digital technology, innovation, and automation to drive efficient design solutions.

  • Exhibit thorough organisational and time management skills to deliver tasks to set timescales.

  • Adopt a flexible working approach with the ability to perform in changing working environments on a variety of different project types.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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