Designer / Architectural Technologist - Construction Verwood,Dorset 3 Months Contract / Temp to perm
Our client has an excellent reputation for high quality permanent modular builds, from a complete design to build service
The role of the Designer will be to report to the Design Manager and to be part of a busy team.
ROLE PURPOSE The main purpose of the role is to produce an economic, functional, practical, aesthetically pleasing and compliant modular building solution. This will be to either our client's or our own product development requirements.
To take the lead in designing scheme's and ensuring all relevant drawings meet approved stipulations, regulations, design and EN & BS standards. Scope of work entails Sales designs, Technical Design through to Manufacturing and Site Construction Design, in essence the Design aspects from RIBA stage 1 to 5. INTERFACES Internal Design Manager, Project Managers, Production Manager, Procurement Manager, Design team and Sales Managers/BDM's
External: Customers, External specialist engineering teams, Suppliers and Sub-contractors KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: *To produce high quality, technically-accurate, cost-effective modular building design solutions to match the requirements of both enquiries and orders using a mixture of light steel framing,hot rolled steel and timber stud panels.
*On a day to day basis you will be responsible for establishing and defining the appropriate detailing to a design, with design team members and external specialist contractors to minimise risk and deliver compliance. *To undertake, when necessary, the role of Project Lead with responsibility for organising and controlling a programme of design work targeted towards a specific bid or building project.
*To manage where necessary a small design team (either contract or permanent) providing support and mentoring where necessary.
*To provide a credible, receptive and professional interface with other areas of the business to ensure effective and harmonious working.
*To become a product technical expert, continually embracing new technologies and developments.
*To cultivate relationships with internal/external sources of technical expertise that will be necessary to support the ongoing success of the business.
*To produce Sectional & construction detail along with Finishing details including schedules and B.O.M.
*To ensure that all proposed design solutions are underwritten with professional consultancy engineering calculation and product indemnity where necessary.
*To have and maintain a good working knowledge of current technical and future planned legislation, regulations, and codes. (E.g. Building Regulations, BREEAM, Code 4 etc.) And incorporate these in the design.
*There is also a need to meet client specific performance in terms of Waste Minimisation (BREEAM and DREAM) Used to working with engineering teams to derive and validate and demonstrate compliance with:
*Design life and in-service use *Fire strategy and passive fire protection *Thermal performance *Acoustic performance *Structural performance *Air permeability *Energy efficiency of a building SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure)
*To develop a good understanding of constraints / needs of M & E within a building and design accordingly.
*To ensure all activities are conducted in accordance with the business' quality process framework.
KEY SKILLS/DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Essential In-depth understanding of Building Regulations and compliance needs for building construction in the UK. Experienced and proficient user of AUTOCAD and Revit gained within a building/architectural/framing environment, must be able to produce accurate drawings independently and in a timely manner. Would need to have an understanding of the CDM Regulations and the impact on building design and designers and would benefit from having experience working as part of a BIM Level 2 environment. Ideally Degree level however HNC/HND will be considered with the right experience / Track Record or equivalent tertiary qualification.
Desirable Some surveying knowledge & experience of designing steel framed or modular buildings would be a distinct advantage. Knowledge of light steel construction highly desirable, particularly constraints of suppliers when considering sections.
Personal Attributes *Calm and considered individual - Resilient *Imaginative with a good eye for detail. *Professional and confident with others. *Capable of developing/influencing across the business with their technical and management skills. *Credible client facing individual. *Self-motivated