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Graduate Architect

  • Job reference: JAMC577
  • Location: Darlington, County Durham
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: CAD Technicians (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in County Durham is looking for an Architectural Officer to join their team. This is a full time, ongoing agency role and the successful candidate will need a full Architectural qualification, experience working on a wide variety of construction projects and ideally experience within a local authority setting.

The client is willing to open this role to graduates, so if you have recently graduated and are looking for a new role, please don't hesitate to get in touch, especially if you have the project experience outlined below.

The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for carrying out the design and project management of a wide range of architectural schemes and contracts, including working for in-house Clients on schools, housing and many of the Council's portfolio of buildings.

The main responsibilities will include;

Survey, scheme design, drawing preparation, contract preparation, project management and site supervision for capital building schemes, generally in value up to £3.5million.
Liaise within the Council's departments to ensure that schemes are designed and built within departmental and statutory needs and where affordable maximise the benefits of sustainable construction.
Throughout the design process you will be expected to work independently and use your own initiative and show the necessary flair to produce schemes that meet the Client's aspirations and budget.
Liaise with and provide effective advice to Council officers, Members, bodies and organisations regarding relevant issues.
Keep the Building Design Manager and Head of Capital Projects fully appraised of issues that may be raised through the design and construction of schemes.
Prepare drawings for exhibitions, working groups and committee purposes as required. You will also be required to attend such exhibitions and be expected to discuss schemes as required.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering up to £18 p/hr Umbrella Ltd (Approx. £420 per week after deductions) for the duration of the role.

If you meet the requirements above or are a graduate looking for a foot in the door, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.