Contract: Permanent
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Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive

Due to our growing workload of projects using offsite prefabrication, we are searching for a Chartered Designer with specialist knowledge in the Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) field.

We are currently designing the tallest prefabricated building in the world and other similar projects are following. Our reputation as leaders in the field of prefabricated sustainable design is bringing us opportunities to work with clients to develop new ways of working and of designing and constructing buildings in the UK and abroad. Working from master plan scale, down to detailed design, you will work with colleagues, engineers, clients and, most importantly, manufacturers, to develop DfMA strategies for projects, help manufacturers to develop systems and products, and work on cutting edge buildings in the UK and overseas.

You will be responsible for the successful day-to-day delivery of projects that meet or exceed both client expectations and the aspirations of the practice in terms of achieving high quality work.

You will manage the input of the team and be supported by Associates and Partners across the Practice to help you achieve your goals.

You will work within the Sustainable Futures team and report to a Partner in charge who will retain overall responsibility for the project delivery and strategic relationship with the client.

To be considered, the successful candidate will have:

  • Chartered member status of a relevant professional instituation. (Near Chartered design or engineering professional will be considered).
  • Minimum of two years post Chartership experience working on medium to large-scale mixed-use and built projects.
  • Extensive experience of UK urban or suburban housing design, master planning and construction.
  • A demonstrable interest in the Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) field.
  • Excellent project management skills. A thorough understanding of agreed project outputs, resource management, specific team responsibilities, delivery time-frames, tracking issues and risks, internal and external communication and escalation.
  • Detailed knowledge of UK residential design standards, building regulations and statutory requirements with evidence of their application over several projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of major construction methods commonly used in housing.
  • Understanding/experience of how developers, contractors, their subcontractors and technical teams procure and deliver residential developments and mixed used schemes.
  • Strong attention to detail with exceptional design skills and detail orientation.
  • Good project reporting writing skills.
  • Excellent English language, verbal and written communication skills, including proofing, spelling and grammar.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong collaborative internal and external working relationships.
  • A calm disposition with the ability to work under pressure and to meet project deadlines.
  • Client and team focus.
  • First class AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and InDesign skills and experience.

Please click below to view the full Job Description and Person Specification

If you have what we are looking for and want a role with excellent career development opportunities and a supportive environment, then why not apply?

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 14th June 2019

To apply, please click the link below to upload a brief letter of introduction (including your salary expectations) and your CV combined with a selection of your best portfolio pieces (formatted as a single PDF file). 

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Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

HTA is an Equal Opportunities employer. 

HTA Design LLP is an award winning multi-disciplinary design partnership of specialist teams working collaboratively in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Communications, Sustainability and Planning.

HTA offers excellent opportunities for your professional development. As well as great projects, we offer an excellent remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, pension contribution, death in service cover, professional subscriptions, support for further training and development, daily breakfast and lunch, eye care vouchers, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, interest free season ticket loan and much more, all in a great working environment.

HTA Design LLP is an Equal Opportunities and family friendly employer that values diversity in its workforce. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and/or experienced eligible candidates from all sectors of community.

For further enquiries regarding this role please call:
0207 485 8555

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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