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02.08.22 - We're Hiring! 
 

McGregor White Architects is looking for new team members

 

We're recruiting two new roles in our team. An Architect and a Part 2 Architectural Assistant. 

As open minded creatives - we’re not prescriptive on the roles, if you don’t quite fit the criteria above, but think you have something to offer, drop us a line.

 

Architect

We’re looking for an Architect with 3 years post qualification experience. This role is part time, the no. and flexibility of hours can be discussed. It would ideally suit some one with family or caring commitments.   

The right person would ideally have the following skills:

  • Keen understanding of environmental and social challenges and how architecture impacts and effects communities. 

  • Project running experience for residential led regeneration projects and affordable housing. 

  • Experience in retrofit and refurbishment is desirable but not essential.  

  • A keen understanding of Passive House zero carbon design principles and willing to develop skills in this area. 

  • You will be a strong communicator, able to communicate very well in presentations and in drawings and visuals. 

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • You will have experience of construction detailing 

  • We use Vectorworks Architect as our BIM software of choice, experience with Vectorworks would be a definite plus, but training will be given. 

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud or Affinity software suite. 

Architectural Assistant (Part 2)

The right person would ideally have the following skills:

  • Keen understanding of environmental and social challenges and how architecture impacts and effects communities. 

  • A keen understanding of Passive House and willing to develop skills in this area. 

  • You will be a strong communicator, able to communicate very well in presentations and in drawings and visuals. 

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • You will have some experience of construction detailing and an interest in developing a skillset in this area.

  • We use Vectorworks Architect as our BIM software of choice, experience with Vectorworks would be a definite plus, but training will be given. 

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud or Affinity software suite.

  • The role is full time.  

Who are we? 

We are a small, young, award winning practice. Our work primarily involves working with public sector bodies to develop affordable, low and zero carbon homes for communities experiencing affordable housing shortages. Thanks to a flurry of commissions we’re looking to expand our small team. 

 

What are we working on?

We’re certified passive house designers and have a number of passive house projects in development. We’re also developing a number of modular housing schemes using cutting edge MMC. We recently won the Architects Journal Retrofit Award for Housing at our scheme for homeless families in Ealing. 

 

What can we offer? 

The role is based in our studio in Rickmansworth, just outside London. We can offer flexible working arrangements with some home working by individual agreement. We like to encourage a healthy work life balance. Overtime is not encouraged. If overtime is required, it will compensated.  

The practice has taken ‘Harry’s Pledge’ a commitment to be flexible employers allowing staff with carer and parental responsibilities to fit their work around carer commitments. 

We offer a supportive and mentoring environment. The range of projects opportunities we have will provide a sound basis for those looking to develop new skill sets or if you are a graduate, work towards your part 3 qualification. 

We are committed to equal and equitable opportunities, we welcome and encourage applications from candidates from groups under represented in the construction and architecture industry. We believe our staff mix should reflect the communities that we work in. 

The salary will be dependent on experience and will be in line with median data published by the RIBA. 

Your Submission. 

Please send a CV, covering letter, portfolio sample to studio@mcgregorwhite.co.uk.

Below 10mb and no download links please. 

Closing date - 22 Aug 5pm. 

Interviews will take place week of the 29th August. We will provide an indication of what will be discussed in the interview to enable you to prepare if you are shortlisted.