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The Modelmaker reports to Workshop Manager and Modelshop Partners on a day to day basis and ultimately to Senior Partner.

Responsibilities
  • Ability to run small to medium size projects independently as instructed by Modelshop Partners and/or Workshop Managers
  • Written approval must be obtained from Modelshop Partners prior to any data/information being exchanged externally to Foster+Partners
  • Assist with preparing exhibitions and presentations offsite as instructed by Modelshop Partners and/or Workshop Managers
  • Take instructions and assist Workshop Managers, Project Supervisors and Senior Modelmakers in all aspects of daily duties
  • Assist sketch model technician when required
  • Assist with unloading and promptly storing deliveries of materials to the workshop
  • Assist with the safe lifting and moving of models within the office campus under direction of Modelshop Partners and/or Workshop Managers
  • Ensure the workshop is left in a tidy manner at the end of each day
  • Report all unsafe practices to the Workshop Managers immediately
  • Work to the Health &Safety (“H&S”) requirements
  • Ensure all works are carried out using the relevant personal protective equipment (‘PPE’)
  • Obtain written approval from Modelshop Partners before any external person/company may attend the modelshop
  • Obtain written approval from Modelshop Partners before photographing models
  • Need to ensure that the highest security is maintained at all times in the department (day and night) from the possibility of intruders, uninvited guests and deliveries
  • Ensure all external doors remain closed, locked or restricted by Foster + Partners internal card access system
  • Ensure the timely completion of timesheets, accident reports, sick self-certification forms and holiday requests (according to minimum notice periods)
  • Ensure thorough knowledge of and compliance with Foster + Partners (“Foster + Partners”) procedures and standards
  • Ensure thorough knowledge of and compliance with modelshop rules and procedures
  • To contribute, or otherwise assist, as required
Qualities & Skills Required
  • Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
  • Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
  • Qualified to a minimum HND level, preferably Degree level, in relevant subject area or equivalent industry experience
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and ability of model making skills
  • Able to demonstrate a good knowledge of workshop machinery to include circular saw, band saw, pillar drill, sanding disc, laser cutter, lathe and mill (CNC or Manual)
  • Able to use relevant tools, machinery and power equipment within the H&S guidelines as necessary for the completion of projects
  • Able to understand architectural drawings and quickly decipher relevant information required
  • Good level of 2D CAD skills required
  • Basic level of 3D CAD skills required
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Able to manage and prioritize time and tasks efficiently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to remain calm and resilient at all times
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and articulate and diplomatic manner
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally
  • Able to work as part of an effective team assisting and supporting team members
  • Self motivated and able to take responsibility
  • Understanding and adherence to the modelshop principles at Foster + Partners
  • Flexible attitude and willingness to learn new skills
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
  • Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and work effectively under pressure while remaining calm and professional at all times
  • Understanding of the practice and philosophy of Foster + Partners
  • Empathy with a creative environment
  • Appreciation of, and commitment to the business of the Practice
  • Understanding of project work within Foster + Partners
  • Due to the nature of the position and the requirement to meet deadlines there will be a requirement to work additional hours as necessary
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