​What is an Architect?

Architects are responsible for creating designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments. Architects use their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.

Architects will be involved throughout the entirety of a construction project, as they may need to adapt their plans due to factors such as environmental factors and budget constraints.

What are the typical duties and activities for an Architect?

From employer to employer the job description of an Architect will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects

  • Specifying the requirements for each project

  • Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts

  • Viewing building sites, proposed locations and client meetings.

  • Completing planning applications and speaking to legal professionals and local authorities

Skills required to be a successful Architect

To be successful as an Architect, the below skills are important;

  • Creative

  • Excellent design and drafting skills

  • Proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD)

  • Analytical

  • Communication, both written and verbal

  • Problem solving

How can we help with your Architect job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Architects across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Architects and secure the market's leading Architect opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Leicester is a town located in Leicestershire in the East Midlands. Lying on the River Soar, Leicester has an estimated population of 329,839 as of the 2011 census and covers an area of 28 square miles. Leicester has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

New bus station at St Margaret’s

This project sees an ambitious £13.5million regeneration of Leicester’s St Margaret’s bus station and its surrounding streets. The construction of a striking new building to replace the old St Margaret’s bus station and creating more attractive routes for pedestrians and cyclists as part of a major scheme to revamp this part of the city centre.

£50 million mixed-use Leicester regeneration scheme

A £50 million mixed-use development set to catalyse regeneration in the Waterside area of Leicester has now been completed. As part of this huge project, the area saw the new development of two major new hotels, both operated by the Accor hospitality group. A 10-storey Novotel offers 154 bedrooms and a variety of indoor facilities including a gym, meeting rooms, and a ground floor bar and restaurant. While an Aparthotel Adagio boasts 95 luxury studio or one-bed apartments, spread over six floors.

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