The NIRAS Group is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environment consultancy, fundamentally committed to sustainable progress and service delivery across a wide range of sectors, and have an expanding international presence with approx. 2600 employees globally in over 40 offices in 21 countries. Our UK operations are growing rapidly, with over 140 professional staff providing process engineering, civil engineering, energy, environmental, international development consultancy, and project management services to a variety of clients.
NIRAS Architects has a skilled multi-disciplinary team, focussed on achieving effective, sustainable and cost-effective buildings for clients’ business needs. We bring creativity, expertise, and a can-do attitude to every project. We think differently and push boundaries, never letting the status quo go unchallenged if we think we can do better. The breadth and depth of experience means we can offer a holistic service – from initial ideas to finishing touches, and we are proud to be trusted advisors for our clients.
Due to increasing project commissions and appointments, we are seeking to appoint a full-time experienced Architectural Technologist who will be responsible for supporting the delivery of large scale projects within Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Laboratory, and Commercial sectors. This role would suit a talented, detail-focussed individual with excellent REVIT capabilities. During this exciting time of growth, we are interested in speaking with any similarly motivated individuals looking for the next challenge in their career, with development opportunities available to match their ambition.
Our team are dynamic thought leaders and innovative practitioners, committed to delivering best practice within all areas of our work. We care about making a difference. Our mission is big, and we need the right people to help deliver our work, who share our strong commitment to sustainability and exceptional service delivery.
Our organisation is driven by three core values that we apply in all areas of our work:
We deliver world-class solutions to ensure sustainable development in our society to benefit the next generations. Our leaders and employees focus on excellent project delivery and boosting our digital journey with our customers to sustain our business development.
Why you should join the NIRAS Group
NIRAS acknowledges that our employees are key to our success. We pride ourselves on providing a balanced professional and social working environment, and you will be part of a talented workforce where you can share knowledge and be inspired. You will be part of a culture with plenty of opportunities to develop personally and professionally.
Furthermore, you will be part of a team where commitment, empowerment, and high professionalism characterise your colleagues. We have a great social environment, and the Scandinavian leadership culture is the foundation for what we do. Our values – we listen, we learn, we deliver – are the starting point for how we think and work, and it is crucial for us to deliver high quality support to our business.
At NIRAS, we put human development and, not least, the environment and climate at the forefront. We incorporate UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in our projects, and strive to provide consultancy and solutions which will also benefit the next generation.
About the job
Meet with other professionals and clients at an early stage to agree on the project brief
Understand how the design aspects of a construction project influence and relate to performance and functional issues, so that practical questions can be addressed at the outset
Evaluate and advise on environmental, legal and regulatory issues
Contribute to planning applications and other regulatory application procedures
Identify the surveys required before work can commence, ensuring they're undertaken, and their results are fed into the project
Develop project briefs and work on these as the project progresses
Prepare and present design proposals using computer-aided design (CAD) and other design software, as well as traditional drawing methods
Lead the detailed design process and coordinate design information
Advise clients on procuring the best and most appropriate contracts for the work they are undertaking
Liaise with appropriate authorities (e.g. planning enquiries and building inspectors) when producing documentation for statutory approval
Produce, analyse and advise on detailed specifications for suitable materials or processes to be used
Carry out design-stage risk assessments
Manage the work of trainee technologists and contribute to the overall running of the business
Obtain feedback from clients and people using the building, reporting on the performance of the contractors once construction is completed
Degree qualified Architectural Technologist, either MCIAT or working towards
Minimum 5 years post qualification experience
Excellent communication/presentation skills
Sound knowledge of current UK legislation
REVIT software proficient
Hand-drawing/sketching skills would be advantageous
Particular experience within the Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Laboratory, and Commercial sectors would be advantageous
What we offer you
A starting salary of circa £30,000-£35,000 per annum, depending on experience, with the flexibility to work on a hybrid basis with a minimum of 2 days a week from our Leeds office.
Our employee benefits include:
25 days paid annual leave plus public holidays
Employee Life Assurance
Employer pension contributions, and optional salary sacrifice arrangements
Company Sick Pay available from day one of your employment
24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced provisions for family-friendly leave/pay
Paid time off for dependents and emergencies
Cycle to Work scheme
Flexibility over your working hours
Free office parking