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Foster + Partners is currently seeking an Architectural Assistant to join their London office.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated architect, drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design
  • Where appropriate, assisting with Client Liaison in conjunction with other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and potential landscaping requirements.
  • Where necessary conducts potential studies on condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc.
  • If required – analyzing the site survey in conjunction with project leader and advises client on development and construction details taking into account the surrounding areas.
  • Where appropriate monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Seek to understand the design project
  • Develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion by the design team.
  • Record evidence of your professional experience in accordance with the requirements of the RIBA (or equivalent as applicable e.g. AIA)
  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with Foster + Partners procedures and standards
  • Contribute, or otherwise assist, as required by the Partner, Senior Partner or nominated Architect

Qualities and Skills Required

  • Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
  • Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
  • Evidence of a good design understanding e.g. a good design portfolio
  • Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project
  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to independent, lifelong learning
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent Revit skills are essential
  • Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks and in response to direction or instruction
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team, assisting and supporting team members
  • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally
  • Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritize duties and work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently and effectively budget
  • Evidence of the ability to understand design decisions taken by others

Desirable

  • Ability to use some of the following: PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer
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