Architect

Job Overview

FRS Recruitment are currently recruiting experienced Architects for 6-24 month roles based in Dublin.

Summary

  • To prepare and create design concepts for new projects, alterations and redevelopments.
  • To provide professional support to the Programme Manager, Structural & Architectural Design Section, New Works Department, for the management of Architectural projects as required.

Requirements

Essential Requirements

  • A third level qualification in Architecture
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience working in an Architectural Design office
  • A good working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Microstation including 3D modelling and Photoshop
  • A good working knowledge of Building Regulations, Health & Safety Regulations, Disability, Accessibility and Planning laws.
  • Full Drivers Licence

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in managing and delivering technical information, including drawings, specifications, bills of quantities, etc. for Architectural projects
  • Experience in managing contracts on site
  • Experience in maintaining an information management system

Competencies Needed

  • Demonstrated experience of holding responsibility for delivery of drawings, documentation, etc. in an Architectural design office
  • Demonstrated experience of holding responsibility for managing contracts on site
  • Good leadership & communications skills
  • Commercial awareness

Role Responsibilities

General

  • Assist in the continuous improvement of department systems and processes
  • Keep abreast of the latest company and industry standards
  • Assist, as required by the Programme Manager, in the preparation of project plans for all projects managed by the Structural & Architectural Design Section

Safety

  • Comply with the general duties of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
  • Undertake audits, as required by the Programme Manager, to ensure robust safety management systems and emergency arrangements are in place
  • Identify the key risk areas under your control and ensure that staff, contractors, consultants and external agencies comply with relevant company policies, standards and procedures

People

  • Ensure all hours worked by staff are accurately captured against appropriate chargeable and non-chargeable items

Responsibilities

General

  • To be responsible to the for delivering projects to time, cost, scope and quality requirements in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
  • Prepare and develop design concepts: Prepare and develop the initial concept into a more developed design
  • Prepare planning applications: Prepare drawing packages to a standard suitable for submission to the local authority for planning approval. Documents presented at this stage will include: Site Plan, Floor Plans, Key Elevations and Sections, Renderings or Model
  • Detailed Design: Following agreement on the developed design, produce full tender drawings including technical specifications. The detailed design will have to incorporate any changes as required under a Grant of Planning Permission. Liaise closely with specialist consultants, such as Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, etc. to incorporate their design contributions. Assist in assessing the tender returns in conjunction with the project team
  • During Construction: Inspect the building works, approve Contractor's &/or Supplier's drawings, as required, and revise details as necessary to ensure the works are being carried out in accordance with the contract documentation

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