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UKFast Space Architect

Are you a qualified architect with the skill to create designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments? Do you have an eye for detail? Are you able to use your specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing?

If you answered a big ‘yes!’ to all of the above then it’s very likely that you are exactly who we are looking for.

As an architect with UKFast Space you will be involved at every level of the construction process, adapting your plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors and client needs. You will operate as part of a dynamic project design team, working closely with a range of construction professionals; from quantity surveyors to building services engineers.

Typical work activities include:

  • creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects
  • working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
  • working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
  • applying for planning permission and advice from governmental new build and legal departments
  • writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts
  • specifying the requirements for the project
  • adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction
  • playing a part in project and team management
  • travelling regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meeting

Skills we are on the lookout for:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • High levels of creativity and imagination
  • A keen interest in the built environment and the dedication to see projects through to their conclusion
  • Willingness to work long hours, under time and budget pressure
  • Excellent design and drafting skills and proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD)
  • A keen eye for detail, as well as the ability to see the bigger picture of a project
  • Organisational, project management and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving and mathematical ability
  • Leadership skills as well as the ability to work well within a team of other professionals
  • An awareness of the specific environmental and social impact of your projects

What is the earning potential?

We offer a salary of £37K-50K depending on experience

What benefits are on offer?

  • Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who can help you obtain accreditations, develop and      learn
  • On-site gym with steam room - we also have weekly classes such as Boot Camp and Yoga - there is something for everyone
  • Birthdays off as a paid holiday
  • UKFest - our yearly festival with live bands, free food and drink for the entire company, friends and family. The event is      described as a mini-Glastonbury with over 1000 in attendance in 2016
  • Private BUPA healthcare cover after a years' service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks

Performance Incentives

  • We're big believers in rewarding commitment, so you get £1000 after 5 years with usm and an amazing £10,000 bonus after 10 years in the family
  • We offer reward trips to amazing places such as Vegas or skiing in Switzerland
  • Top performers achieve VIP parking

We also offer these if you're interested:

  • Regular cinema nights and LAN parties
  • Friends and family open days where people related to the company come over to eat and drink with us at Christmas
  • Referral scheme in which you can earn up to £500 for referring superstars to join the business
  • Family days out to Chester Zoo
  • An extra weeks holiday the year you get married
  • Crèche on site - somewhere to play when your kids come to visit

We've got loads more too:

  • Bar! Free drinks on a Friday to end the week
  • Onsite parking
  • Sports clubs such as running, football and netball
  • Table tennis and pool tables - things can get competitive
  • Console gaming area and arcade machines
  • Regular pub quizzes with our very own quiz master - friends and family are also welcome
  • Fresh fruit delivered to the office
  • Team building experiences in Snowdon

Coming soon:

  • Future plans to have dog kennels for all you dog lovers
  • Share Scheme for the entire business to make people feel rewarded and connected
  • Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contributions

Contract type:

Permanent full-time

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