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Senior Architect / Layout Designer

Senior Architect / Layout Designer

Are you a Senior Architect or Residential Layout Designer looking for a new challenge...? Do you want to work on a variety of complex commercial and industrial developments throughout the UK..? Would you value great career development opportunities and the chance to collaborate with our multidisciplinary teams as well as the wider RPS Group..? If so, we have the perfect role for you!

About the Role
We are looking for a Senior Architect / Residential Layout Designer with a wealth of experience to join our team in Wolverhampton. Suitable candidates will have minimum 8 years’ experience working for a new build developer or Architects Practice. You will produce Feasibility Schemes for a variety of clients understanding their individual aspirations in line with the client’s philosophy and design brief. You will liaise with the necessary statutory bodies and stakeholders as required to ensure design concepts can be translated into workable development solutions. Your role will require you to maximise land values through good and innovative design as well as monitor the progress of planning applications and the subsequent release of planning conditions. You will use Adobe Photoshop and SketchUp to produce presentation materials.

About You
Suitable candidates will have minimum HNC in Building Studies, ideally an MA Urban Design and be a member of RIBA. You will possess at least 8 years’ experience designing residential layouts of varying sizes, not only in hand drawn sketch format but also be able to transfer the sketch to full AutoCAD planning layouts. As an experienced Architect / Layout Designer you will already be working on your own initiative engaging directly with clients and planning authorities. You will be capable of producing quick and efficient hand drawn sketch feasibility layouts and be able to prepare and submit Planning Applications, negotiating with Local Planning Authorities to ensure approval is obtained. A sound knowledge of the Building Regulations and a good working knowledge of AutoCAD is essential. InDesign and graphics knowledge is required and free hand sketching is highly desirable.

About Us
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

With expertise across a broad range of project types and scales – from individual buildings to entire precincts and cities - we guide projects as they move from initiation and scoping, to design and delivery. Our team offers integrated planning, design, technical and project management services to support developers to invest with confidence, streamline approvals and deliver projects that respect and enhance local communities.

If you think you have what it takes then please apply forwarding your CV and a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch as soon as possible.

RPS is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Applications received through Recruitment Agencies will not be considered.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.