24th May, 2024

Graduate Architect

GEG Capital have an opening with one of our internal businesses. A well-established architectural practice in Scotland, founded in 1925. The firm operates from three offices located in Tillicoultry, Oban, and Inverness, and provides a comprehensive range of architectural services. Their expertise spans various sectors, including residential, commercial, and social housing developments, as well as leisure, retail, and medical facilities​

Qualification and Experience

• Have gained a postgraduate certificate in professional practice (RIBA Part 3)
• Registered with the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB)
• Working in practice experience preferably in developer/affordable residential development
Overview of the role:
Graduate Architects will typically work as part of a team, under the control of a Partner and will be expected to assist the team in the design and production of schemes within the office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Graduate Architects these include:

Architectural
• Drawing and sketching design solutions by hand
• Developing schemes using 2D and 3D computer CAD packages such as Autocad
and Revit.
• Producing 3D images using CAD and rendering packages
• Producing /maintaining other documents using programmes such as Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Photoshop.
• Participating in design debate
• Researching products, materials, buildings etc as directed
• Operating standard filing systems within office for drawings and correspondence

General
• Assisting in general duties in the office
• Undertaking all job activities in line with Health and Safety guidance and requirements
Competencies
Graduate Architects are expected to demonstrate, or have the potential to demonstrate, the following competencies
Professional Skills
• Strong contribution to design team
• Strong design awareness and fundamental skills (quality of portfolio, graphic skills,
aesthetically conscious etc)
• Represents practice professionally through quality of work; acts as an ambassador
• Demonstrates commitment to architecture as career; enthusiastic and dedicated
• Understands the implications of time on cost; able to compromise where necessary

Client Skills
• Represents practice professionally; creates good impression
• Develops greater understanding of business development skills; recognises importance of these in ensuring success of business
• Demonstrates ability to communicate well with clients; establishes rapport quickly;
interprets needs and responds appropriately
• Understands impact of conflict of interest; informs more senior colleagues of client
complaints
• Approachable; helpful and sincere attitude; able to explain own work to others
Management
• Ensures that performance standards are clear for self; questions any areas that are not
clear; results oriented
• Provides upwards feedback; actions own feedback
• Able to ask for advice and support when necessary; listens carefully; asks questions to
ensure understanding
• Willing to learn; takes responsibility for own development
• Positive team member; contributes to overall success of team; works well with others

Team Skills
• Co-operative and receptive; possesses positive outlook, even in face of adversity
• Positive approach to work and team; willing and enthusiastic
• Responsive to requests; sensitive to others; able to talk to wide range of people
• Strong communicator within team; keeps others informed
• Takes responsibility for own performance
Project Management
• Manages day-to-day workload effectively; able to juggle varied demands on time
• Completes work accurately and to agreed requirements; organised; keeps desk tidy;
meets deadlines set
• Maintains awareness of budget constraints; understands the need for these, and
achieves targets set
• Achieves results required; possesses stamina; reliable
• Contributes information to decision-making process

Practice Development
• Able to articulate strategic direction of practice; contributes towards achieving goals
• Demonstrates consistency with design philosophy through actions
• Able to communicate new ideas and leading edge thinking from studies to colleagues
• Demonstrates a flexible and responsive attitude when faced with change
• Continues learning on the job. Proactively seeks out opportunities to enhance
knowledge and skills.

To apply for this position please send your email to workwithus@gegroup.com

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