Senior Architect (Laboratory Specialist)

Senior Architect (Laboratory Specialist)

Website bdp_com BDP

Major international multidisciplinary practice

About the role

We have an opportunity for a talented Qualified Architect to join our award-winning profession group based in our Manchester studio who are working on the delivery of a number of exciting projects in the Science and Technology sector.  The successful candidate will be expected to take a role in the project team, making a significant contribution in the delivery of those projects.

About Our Company

Building Design Partnership is one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary design practices with Architects, Engineers and allied professions combining to create award winning buildings. Founded in Preston in the UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, the MENA region, India, Singapore and Canada. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors and has over 1000 awards for design quality.

We are committed to producing buildings and environments of the highest quality for our clients. We are looking to recruit talented and appropriately qualified Architectural staff to join our Manchester Studio. You can find out about our Manchester studio here:

About you

Reporting directly to your Architect Director you will contribute strategically in the laboratory planning, programming and delivery of various-sized academic teaching, research and biotech facilities.

You will provide design and technical planning experience and leadership in that context, carrying out tasks such as brief development and 1:500 General Arrangement design; 1:200 fit-out planning, equipment planning, outline and detailed specifications (preferably in NBS Chorus) and ultimately the development of detailed construction packages for a range of laboratory fit outs.

You will also lead the engineering co-ordination process with other professionals and disciplines from both inside and outside of the practice to deliver a highly coordinated design.

You will have the following attributes demonstrable within the Science & Technology Sector:

Be a passionate and dedicated ARB Senior Qualified Architect with extensive post qualification experience in the design and delivery of a range of large complex Laboratory projects.Have a portfolio demonstrating excellent design skills
Have the relevant experience in the delivery of large and complex projects
Be skilled at dealing with clients, contractors and package sub-contractors to deliver a high quality product
Be able to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all levels and from all backgrounds and deliver to tight deadlines
Have experience which includes working within large design teams from across a range of disciplines including, for example, building services engineers, lighting and acoustics
Have excellent leadership skills and communication skills, verbally, non-verbally, graphically and in writing; strong presentation skills are essential.
Possess strong technical and IT skills, having experience in delivering high profile projects within BIM design environments. Experience in Revit is preferred.

BDP Offers

BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal and career development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary*, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, and contribution towards professional subscriptions.  BDP also offers Employee Assistance Programme, All Employee Profit Share Scheme and Health Screening benefit.

We have a Social Life committee which organises a wide range of social, sporting and charitable activities and a communication committee for improvement and development ideas. Our studio location by the waterside at Piccadilly Basin is near the vibrant northern quarter and close to Piccadilly station and central Manchester transport links.

*Salary is depending on skills and experience. Please state your salary expectation as part of your application.

To apply

To apply for this role, please follow the below below to be directed to our careers website:

Click on the ‘Apply’ button below the vacancy then complete the online application form and attach a covering letter, current CV and a portfolio of work demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly. BDP also operates a hybrid working policy.

No agency or third party applications accepted.

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