Recently Qualified Architect

Recently Qualified Architect

Website Blue Sky Design Services

Blue Sky is a small uniquely skilled team

The Company

Bluesky Architects are seeking a recently qualified architect to join our growing team.

Blue Sky is a small uniquely skilled team working in partnership with Tier 1 contractors, and directly for contracting authorities across the health, education, blue light (including specialist ballistic training facilities) and commercial sectors.

We have a strong reputation for delivering creative design solutions, whilst supporting the commercial realities of our clients.

Due to recent project successes, we are looking to expand our team.

Why work for us?

Our people are our biggest strength, which is why we want to continue to expand and invest in the careers of individuals with a positive attitude and a passion for developing their architectural skills across all sectors, meeting the highest design standards.

Our experienced team will provide the unique opportunity of being mentored across different sectors and construction methods.

You will be allocated an RIBA mentor who will support you with a range of learning opportunities, allowing you to take responsibility for your own continuous development including; coaching and mentoring, self-directed learning as well as CPD events and in-house and external courses to keep up-to-date and ahead of the latest industry trends.


Job Summary

Reporting to a Director of Blue Sky Design Services, this role supports a range of projects across a variety of sectors..

Main Duties and Key Responsibilities


·                Working with RIBA Job Stages 0-7.

·                Working with the lead project Architect to:

o    Identify client’s business cases, strategic briefs, and other core project requirements and advising the client on the practicality of their project.

o    Develop project objectives, including quality objectives, project outcomes and project budgets.

o    Develop project briefs, feasibility studies and reviews of site information.

o    Prepare concept and developed designs including outline proposals for structural designs, building services systems, outline specifications and preliminary cost information along with relevant project strategies in accordance with design programme.

o    Prepare technical designs to include all architectural, structural designs and building services information and specialist subcontractor design and specifications.

o    Specifying the nature and quality of materials required.

o    Preparing tender applications and presentations.

o    Negotiating with contractors and other professionals.

o    Preparing applications for planning and building control departments.

o    Keep all projects within financial budgets and deadlines.

o    Regular site visits to check on progress, ensuring that the project is running on time and to budget.

o    Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction.

o    Ensuring that the environmental impact of the project is managed.[AS1]

Key Skill / Experience Requirements

·                RIBA Part 2 or 3 qualified and ARB registered

·                Strong project planning and organisation skills throughout all RIBA work stages

·                Excellent presentation skills

·                Good design skills

·                Proficient Revit/BIM abilities are essentialKnowledge of Photoshop and Desktop publishing software

·                Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

·                A good team player who is willing to support the wider team


If you are a recently qualified architect with relevant experience in these areas, then please send your CV and an example of your design portfolio (max 4 pages) to

This is an initial full time fixed term contract with potential to extend / permanent position.

Competitive salary. – up to £25,000 per annum.



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