Project Architect / Architectural Designer with Retail Experience

Location London
Job Type Full time
Salary dRMM salary band 6 (£40.4k - £46.5k)

We are looking for an energetic Project Architect / Architectural Designer to run a large scale retail and supermarket project independently with one to two years’ experience in this role.

Deadline: open/ongoing but we encourage early applications 

You will manage the workload of a project team, oversee team members, and engage with project-running duties. Responsibilities will include coordinating design team actions; running design team meetings; liaising with clients and statutory authorities, and developing architectural solutions from concept to technical design and construction stages.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be well organised and able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines efficiently. You will be energetic, enthusiastic and self motivated, with an eye for detail as well as the big picture. You will be able to develop and maintain excellent relationships and dialogue with colleagues and collaborators at all levels, including our Directors, management team, Architects and the other departments in the practice.

Fluency in MS Office suite, Adobe CS and Revit is a minimum requirement; knowledge of Rhino, SketchUp, Vectorworks, Autocad and rendering software is advantageous.

We have a relaxed and sociable studio atmosphere, and all team members play a full and active role within it, with opportunities to take on greater responsibility within the practice and in extracurricular events and activities.

Please view the full job description here.

Working pattern: this position is envisioned as a full-time role. We offer up to 2 days of homeworking per week, with core working hours to allow flexible start and finish times.

About dRMM

dRMM are radical makers of sustainable, socially useful architecture with studios in London and Berlin. Our thriving Stirling Prize-winning studio works on exciting, innovative projects across all scales and sectors in the UK, Germany and overseas. Projects range from a floating swimming pool on a repurposed barge to pioneering community-led housing estate renewal, a CLT primary school to a large scale infrastructure project, and an ingenious new model for industrial estates to cutting edge research into the benefits of building in timber. We are in the process of becoming B- Corp certified.

Studio culture

Our studio culture is one of openness and warmth and we welcome people of all backgrounds. Our team is very international. We are proud to have gender parity at every level, including director level. We have built a studio that attracts like-minded designers who are interested in collaboration, experimentation, and who share a sensitivity towards people, places and planet. Team members are empowered to bring their whole selves to work in a supportive environment in which they can grow, personally and professionally.

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV, portfolio and a short cover letter detailing your suitability to the role and notice period (if applicable). Applications should be sent by email to (max file size 5MB) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: ProjectArchRetail_2307 in the subject title.

Please also complete our equality monitoring form as part of your application. This should be done at the time of making your application:

Please note we are only able to respond to successful applicants and will not discuss submissions over the telephone.

dRMM is an equal opportunities employer. We strive to build on the existing diversity of our team, championing greater representation of backgrounds in our practice and welcome applications from people of all identities and background. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process, please just let us know.

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